American Heart Association (AHA)

Cybersecurity Engineer

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


The Cybersecurity Engineer is responsible for administering network security in support of users of the AHA’s data networks. Responsible for providing technical input for projects related to these environments. Responsible for planning, implementing, maintaining and supervising the Association’s network security controls, practices and network infrastructure. Also responsible for contributing to configuration management, change control, and reporting.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assesses vulnerabilities and threats to the Association’s data networks, evaluates available security processes and technologies, and make recommendations to management and business partners for reducing the issues and increasing network security in an appropriate and efficient manner.

  • Supervises firewalls for the Association and provides technical leadership ensuring any entry point to the Association’s networks is adequately secured. Develops, maintains, and audits the use of standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Implements and maintains configuration management and change control practices for security and other network administrative functions. Participates in and contributes to identification of security tools and network systems; long-range network planning; Business Continuity planning, implementation and disaster exercises in support of the network infrastructure. May craft or initiate development of security architecture.

  • Executes and coordinates programs, processes, and procedures related to anti-virus protection and other activities related to the protection of systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.

  • Monitors and coordinates a Network Intrusion Prevention system (IPS) for National Center and AHA’s secondary data center location and provides technical leadership for technical staff ensuring the Association’s network is adequately secured.

  • Collaborates with the Business Technology team to deliver a secure, reliable infrastructure environment, including network support for the National Center Data Center. Identifies technology opportunities and common issues or trends.

  • Recommends and implements the processes and vendor relationships associated with internet monitoring and intrusion detection. Evaluates and reports on the efficiency of internet security. Makes recommendations to management for appropriate improvements.

  • Participates, and contributes to technology projects as assigned. Performs other network Administration duties as assigned and participates in day-to-day network operations and Technical Support issue resolutions.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience and or Professional License/Specialized Training

  • 5 to 8 years (senior) work experience

  • Experience in Information Security systems, Analysis or engineering

  • Experience implementing and supporting enterprise security infrastructure and solutions including but not limited to firewalls, IDS, IPS and VPN

  • Experience with network monitoring, management and diagnostic tools

  • Experience in LAN/WAN technologies with focus in Cisco routers, switches, access wireless points, network monitoring, and network operations or similar technology position is required.

  • Experience with multiple protocols and QoS management on a network (including VoIP)

  • Proven network Design skills

  • Proven ability to analyze network and security solutions

  • Troubleshooting skills for sophisticated technical environment

  • Travel required (5% overnight and local/daily)

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for Health Equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 55 minutes ago (9/26/2022 1:58 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9244

Job Category Information Technology

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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