IT Security Engineer II at J.R. Simplot Company (Boise, ID)

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The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Simplot has an opportunity available to join our IT Security Engineering team as an IT Security Engineer. This team is a pillar of the Simplot Hybrid Cloud Engineering organization and works closely with our Information Security team to implement solutions in support of Simplot security initiatives across our global enterprise application portfolio and factory IT/OT systems. This position offers a hybrid, collaborative environment with flexible office/remote workplace options.

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain system configurations in compliance with IT architectural guidelines and Information Security policies.
  • Implement, analyze, optimize, and troubleshoot network and security solutions.
  • Create and maintain system documentation for new and existing solutions.
  • Administrate firewall, load balancer and web proxy system configurations.
  • Implement security policy with awareness and understanding of foundational data security concepts.
  • Work with managed service providers to maintain security configurations and resolve issues.
  • Work in a team environment, collaborating with other IT departments, business units or vendors/contractors around the globe to implement and maintain security solutions.
  • Ensure solutions align with Simplot's Information Security objectives.
Typical Education
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university
Relevant Experience
  • 0 - 5 years related experience and/or training
  • Understanding of firewall, VPN and IPS/IDS technologies.
  • Experience with Palo Alto Networks capabilities and technologies.
  • Understanding of local/global load balancing and application delivery controller technologies. (Citrix NetScaler, F5, NGINX, HAProxy, etc.)
  • Knowledge of current and emerging security principles and methods.
  • Understanding of ITIL, CMDB, capacity, service and change management.
  • Knowledge of Hybrid Cloud networking security (LAN/WAN, SD-WAN, SASE, Equinix, Azure, AWS).
  • Knowledge of OT security and Purdue model in relation to factory industrial control systems.
  • Knowledge of forward proxy technologies and services such as Zscaler.
  • Knowledge of wireless security and network authentication services such as 802.1x and Clearpass.
  • Knowledge of automation, configuration management and source code management.
  • Excellent communication and business engagement skills.
  • The inclination to continuously learn and to evolve your technical skills.
  • The desire to work on challenging, global solutions.
Other Requirements
  • COVID-19 vaccination required (medical or religious accommodations will be considered as appropriate).
Job Requisition ID: 8607

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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More Information on J.R. Simplot Company
J.R. Simplot Company operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Boise, ID. J.R. Simplot Company was founded in 1929. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 35 open jobs at J.R. Simplot Company, click here.
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