Senior Security Engineer
Spark New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
34d ago

Step on Up and help us deliver

We're looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual who's a go-getter, who works in a collaborative way, who's creative around problem solving, and is proactive around implementing solutions.

You will also be cool under pressure while still dealing with daily tasks in a timely and efficient manner.

Outside of mentioning that you're a team player, you actually enjoy working within a team and when the time comes you can work by yourself.

A great sense of humour is a plus.

At Spark we have strong focus on our values, so you may not meet all our technical expectations, but you can make up for it with your can-do, will-do attitude.


  • Operational and administrative support of internal security infrastructure devices. Which include (but not limited to) Firewalls, Load Balancers, DNS, Web Proxies.
  • Work as part of a project team from time to time
  • Solution design review
  • Lifecycle and capacity management
  • Risk management
  • Mentoring & documentation
  • Change, problem and incident management of the internal internal security infrastructure and customers
  • Proactive in continuous improvements
  • Great communication skills is a necessity as you will be dealing with Enterprise and Government customers.
  • Ability to manage workload & operational responsibilities is essential.
  • Ability to work well in a team, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Available to work within the operational hours of 7am-7pm, Monday-Friday and as requested after hours.
  • Provide, on a regular basis, after-hours (including public and other holidays) on-call internal security infrastructure and customer managed devices.

  • 4+ years experience in a networking and security role within an MSSP
  • 3+ years experience with Fortigate, Check Point and Cisco Firewalls
  • 5+ years IT&T industry experience in Operations or design / development processes and environments.
  • Basic to advanced knowledge of F5 Load balancers including implementation and troubleshooting of all or some of these technologies : F5 (LTM, DNS, APM & ASM).
  • 2+ years experience in IPS / IDS
  • Experience with Websense, Bluecoat Proxy, CWS / WSA, and McAfee Proxy products will be a plus.
  • Basic to expert experience in Implementation and troubleshooting issues with load balancing, GSLB, Content Switching, Access Policies, NetScaler Gateway, Application Firewall, Rewrite, Responder, SSL Offloading, Compression, Caching.
  • 2+ years Cisco based routing and switching
  • 2+ years operational experience of F5 LTM
  • 2+ years Unix operational experience
  • 1+ years experience with Cisco VSG
  • Advanced experience using debugging tools such as HttpWatch, Live HTTP headers, Fiddler, Firebug, understanding of HTTP protocol.
  • Must be comfortable with network protocol analysers & monitoring tools including Wireshark (tcpdumps), Nagios cacti etc.
  • Advantageous to have support experience in technologies like web proxies, email, DNS & NTP
  • CERTIFICATION (At least 2 of the below).

    NSE4, CCNA Security, CCSA, F5 101, 201.


    Spark aims to be the place where the smartest, most digitally savvy talent wants to work, in an inclusive, diverse workplace.

    We grow great teams, led by the best leaders at the top of their game, by enabling our people the freedom and scope to do their best work, and by offering opportunities to develop their talent

    Spark Benefits include career breaks, summer hours, extended annual leave purchasing, discounted health insurance, option to access great value holiday homes through Marram Trust, careers fairs, leadership development, training options and individual emphasis on corporate social responsibility and community involvement through the Spark Foundation (including volunteer days).

    Additionally, we offer a monthly Spark account credit (subject to credit criteria) across all our services, Spark Cover (free life and income protection insurance), access to our employee share scheme, as well as a wide range of discounted partner products and services among New Zealand's most well-known retailers.

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