Senior Engineer – Network Security

| Austin | Remote

As a member of the Cyber Security organization at Blackbaud, the Cyber Security Senior Engineer – Network Security is a specialized position that plays a key role in securing our systems, networks, and the applications built and/or used by the company. You can expect to work closely with datacenter, cloud, and security teams as well as third-party organizations to ensure that security, privacy, and compliance requirements are anticipated and that solutions are adequately designed and built into our platforms. In addition to securing the enterprise you will be expected to monitor the general security landscape and research current trends in the industry in order to optimize and align our Cyber Security processes to their respective reference frameworks.

The Cyber Security Senior Engineer – Network Security is expected to identify solutions to complex security problems while participating in a diverse and agile Cyber Security team, working on multiple security architecture assessments, and executing on specialized projects with minimal oversight. Additionally, you will be responsible for building relationships with business and operational units, as well as engineers across the organization, and for promoting security principles and practices. Also, you will identify, evaluate, and address cyber security risk in all areas of the enterprise and, as a member of the Architecture team, you will be responsible for influencing, building, and assisting with information security solutions to enterprise challenges within Blackbaud.

What you will be doing:

  • Identifying, evaluating, and addressing cyber security risk in all areas of the enterprise
  • Influencing, building, and assisting with solutions and core security projects related to network connectivity, firewalls, and segmentation
  • Working closely with application, infrastructure, networking, and security teams to serve as a subject matter expert and provide guidance on various topics related to network security
  • Promoting security practices through cross functional work with, and mentoring of, Blackbaud’s network and application teams
  • Monitoring the general security landscape and researching current trends in the industry to optimize and align our Cyber Security processes to their respective reference frameworks
  • Conducting detailed assessments of network security systems and access rules to ensure they are appropriate, secure, and defensible
  • Identifying and implementing solutions to complex network security problems
  • Participate in project management, planning, and implementation on specialized projects with minimal oversight
  • Enhancing Blackbaud’s network security posture to better protect against attacks and detect new threat vectors
  • Streamlining operational tasks, such as firewall rule reviews and approvals, as required to better support internal customers while ensuring security is maintained
  • Participating in a diverse, distributed, and agile Cyber Security team


What we are looking for:

  • Familiarity with common security frameworks
  • Experience with cloud and datacenter technologies, including how they are designed, how they are built, and how they can be defended
  • Ability to understand highly complex network security environments
  • Experience with network security solutions, including design and implementation
  • Experience with conducting firewall reviews, including firewall rule audits and risk assessments
  • Familiarity with incident response processes
  • Familiarity with cloud platform terminology, SaaS offerings, and related network topology
  • Familiarity with Multi-Factor Authentication solutions and VPN architecture
  • Possess an ability to quickly learn, adapt, and easily process new information
  • Experience researching, designing, and implementing defensive security systems for a globally distributed environment
  • Possess a strong understanding of host and network-based access controls
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of network protocols (TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching) and Unix based systems
  • Experience in security tools and technology (next-gen firewalls, IDS/IPS, vulnerability management, log management/SIEM)
  • Ideally 5+ years of cyber security experience with 2+ years in network security

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An Insider's view of Blackbaud

What are some social events your company does?

We try to do at least one event per month that caters to all interest areas, whether that’s our Pinewood Derby, our May the 4th Be With You Movie Marathon or Progressive Potlucks, where employees tour the office to pick up different parts of the meal. We also championed having a float in the Austin Pride Parade this year for the first time ever.

Stefanie Greene

HR Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

The biggest technical challenge has been around consolidating data across all of our various legacy applications. This has been as much about changing the culture and tearing down historical silos as it has been about the tech. We have made huge strides in changing the organization’s culture and moving it forward.

Steve Merritt

Senior Distinguished Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

We have a very employee-focused environment. Our managers and team leads will often discuss career development strategies with us and offer opportunities to connect with people who can give us firsthand information about a role or experience. To help us be as successful as possible, they suit our strengths and the company's needs.

Kristin Nelson

Team Lead, Sales

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We have changed our fundamental offering from a software solution to a series of capabilities and analytics that have an immediate and measurable impact on customer outcomes. This allows our sales team to be highly consultative with clients, introduce them to a broader community and have confidence that the outcomes we promise will be delivered.

Brandon Phipps

VP of Sales and Market Development

What are some things you learned at the company?

It’s amazing how Blackbaud listens to each individual customer to cater to their needs and help them reach their goal. I have also always admired Blackbaud’s devotion to giving back to the social good and local communities. From employer-sponsored volunteer days to community grants, Blackbaud allows its employees to give back to our clients!

Andrei Rogers

Cybersecurity Engineer

What are Blackbaud Perks + Benefits

Blackbaud Benefits Overview

At Blackbaud, we know how important it is to have good, affordable health and group benefits
and a retirement program that helps you save for your future. That’s why we offer competitive benefits that
can provide protection, peace of mind, and savings. Whether it’s health care, income protection, retirement savings, or other benefits, we’ve got you covered!

Volunteer in local community
Helping good take over is fundamental to Blackbaud. It can be as simple and personal as contributing to low waste in the office or leading a food/toy drive or championing a volunteer activity.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
The B-Healthy Incentive rewards our employees for participating in important wellness activities.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We recognize the need to balance work and life priorities. Starting off, we offer 4 weeks of paid time off, with up to 6 weeks for tenured employees.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Blackbaud recognizes that an educated workforce is a strong workforce. We offer ​a $3000 per year tuition reimbursement to assist with the costs incurred from continuing education.
Diversity Program
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace (Recognized by Forbes in 2019) through cultural awareness and competency training programs, as well as Affinity group representation.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Volunteer for vacation time earning an additional 3 days per year PTO.
Endless volunteer & community involvement opportunities.
Matching gifts for donations.
9 paid holidays
Inclusive work environment as recognized by as Top Company for Women Technologists.

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