Sr. Engineer I On-site, Bangalore



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

As a member of the Optiv Security Operations Department, a Senior MSS TAC Engineer is responsible for the daily maintenance and attention to the implementation and operational success of a team of networking practitioners within Optiv Security Operations department. Senior engineers are positioned to support operational people managers. They would play a significant role in day-to-day decisions and function as a technical arm of management.

Senior engineers will operate in a 24x7x365 TAC (Technical Assistance Center) environment. They will support engineers delivering both third-party Authorized Support and Technology Management service lines who directly assist Optiv clients with their network and/or security-related issues and needs. These two service lines are often part of a much larger client-focused services agenda. Therefore, this position often plays a crucial part in helping to keep overall Optiv/client relationships successful.

How you’ll make an impact

  • Troubleshoot technical issues over the phone and via secure screen share.

  • Host troubleshooting conference calls bridging multiple individuals from vendors, clients, third parties, etc.

  • Facilitate customer communication over the phone and email.

  • Document actions in ticketing systems to effectively communicate information to both internal resources and external customers.

  • Respond in a timely manner (with published SLA) to incidents and support requests.

  • Perform basic and advanced troubleshooting to diagnose common network problems using fundamental TCP/IP network skills.

  • Maintain lab and assist engineering staff with lab systems configuration.

  • Update open ticket status for Engineers within the ticketing system.

  • Train engineers on new products and features from supported or managed platforms.

  • Organize “Tech Talks” as needed and on a regular cadence.

  • Maintain and manage platforms used by associate engineers.

  • Maintain and manage knowledgebase documentation regarding procedures and processes.

  • Provide guidance and coaching from a technical perspective.

  • Provide local management of their designated (vendor) POD.

    • Provide overwatch.

    • Assign tickets.

    • Post internal notes, suggestions, and recommendations to support engineers.

    • Assume responsibility for high-profile tickets (severity, situational, white-glove clients).

  • Trail-blaze new vendors.

  • Support MSS TAC Operational Leadership.

  • Evaluate premature client and sales escalation requests and provide feedback for the next steps.

  • Change Management:

    • Host team Change Approval Board (CAB).

    • Develop and maintain change templates.

    • Coach and mentor engineers on internal change procedures.

    • Develop and maintain change processes and procedures with the assistance of leadership.

    • Assist with coordination and oversight of change tickets to ensure successful completion.

  • Assist in operations and support of the MSS infrastructure.

  • Perform technical screenings for interview candidates.

Who we are looking for

  • A minimum of Associates Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in Information Technology, Information Security/Assurance, Network Administration, Engineering, or related area of study.

  • Related experience and/or training in a technology environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with either Palo Alto Networks or Check Point is preferred, but not required.

  • One or more of the following certifications is highly sought:

    • Palo Alto Networks – PCNSA, PCNSE

    • Check Point – CCSA, CCSE

    • F5 Networks – 301a/b (LTM), 302 (GTM) 303 (ASM), 304 (APM)

    • Juniper Networks – JNCIS-ENT, JNCIS-SEC

  • Seasoned knowledge and strong understanding TCP/IP networking.

  • Mid-level desktop/networking experience, application software experience, with exposure to Microsoft and UNIX/Linux based operating systems.

  • Previous IT help desk experience preferred.

  • Scripting experience preferred. Languages: Python, JavaScript, Bash, PowerShell

  • Strong soft skills.

  • A passion for information, network, and data security

  • A solid understanding of information security and networking

  • Availability to respond to issues and engineer needs 24/7.

  • Shift flexibility, including the ability to provide on-call support when needed.

  • Demonstrated experience and success in a customer-focused satisfaction environment.

  • Ability to work greater than 40 hours per week as needed.

  • Ability to travel up to 10 percent of the time.

  • Experience with managing a team of 12 – 15 individuals.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to partner with others to reach consensus.

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.

What you can expect from Optiv

  • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Employee Resource Groups.
  • Work/life balance
  • Professional training resources
  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
  • Volunteer Opportunities. “Optiv Chips In” encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remotely/from home (where applicable)

EEO Statement

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