The Vertex Companies

Information Security Specialist

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Job Locations
US-CO-Denver | US-MA-Weymouth | US-WA-Seattle
Information Technology

Company Overview

Optistar Technology Consultants (, a VERTEX Company, is a small, growing multi-national managed IT service provider (MSP) 

We offer a fun, fast-paced team environment of highly skilled professionals who truly care about our customers and employees.

We have a dynamic and positive culture with an education-focused philosophy. Bring your creative energy and love for learning along with a great attitude and desire for success!

We're not just another company name on your resume, we're your opportunity for long-term career growth.  Our parent company, The Vertex Companies, Inc. (,

is an employee-owned AEC firm that offers forensic, engineering, construction, and environmental solutions.

We have approximately 500 employees that work out of 25+ offices throughout North America.

In late 2013, VERTEX implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) which all U.S. Optistar Employee-Owners enjoy the benefits of. VERTEX’s employee-owners

help our clients identify and mitigate risks to a project’s physical, environmental and economic well-being; it drives every decision we make.


OptiStar Technology Consultants, a VERTEX company, is looking for an Information Security Specialist to ensure our customers are protected in the complex and unique cyber environment we find ourselves in today. Do you have a passion for customer service? Do you like working with your colleagues to figure out not just why a breach occurred but how you can prevent it from occurring in the future? Are you looking for a fast-paced atmosphere, dedicated to exceeding client expectations of excellence? Are you looking for a company that believes in promoting from within, and the only limitation is defined by you? If so, this is the right opportunity for you! 


This position reports to the Head of Managed Services.  This position may be located in Chicago, ILL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL or Corporate Headquarters in Weymouth, MA

Here are the essential job functions of this position:

Things you’ll be doing:

  • Designing, Implementing, and Documenting advanced cybersecurity solutions for our customers in concert with outside vendors and consultants
  • Manage Advanced Endpoint policies, definitions, and administration
  • Perform Vendor Security Risk Audits and Assessments
  • Perform Vulnerability Scans
  • Incident Reporting and Management
  • Advise on Compliance and Regulatory Security Changes as necessary
  • Respond to breaches and security incidents in an urgent manner
  • Monitor email domain for potential exposures to risk and act on potential breaches
  • Develop, Advance, and Maintain areas of a specific IT Discipline – Cyber Security
  • IT Consultation with clients to improve their structure and security.
  • Report to and work with Project Managers on both internal and external IT Projects
  • Mentor team members on technical issues
  • Liaise with IT Vendors and other personnel to resolve problems.
  • Collaborate closely with team members to solve critical problems and maintain our aggressive SLAs.
  • Firewall and Security Appliance management

To do this, we’d prefer you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent program in Information Security, Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or similar field experience is required -or- at least 10 years of professional IT experience, five of them in a cybersecurity role -or- any combination of practical experience and education
  • Experience with Security Audits and Risk Assessments
  • Experience with remote administration of Security Solutions
  • A solid understanding of core networking fundamentals (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, ALGs, firewall policy implementation, packet capture analysis, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision
  • Ability to initiate, coordinate and prioritize responsibilities and follow through on tasks to completion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organizational and self-directing skills

And it would be a huge plus if you had:

  • Completion of any of these certifications is a significant plus: Security+, Network+ CySA+, CISSP, CCNP Sec, GSE, SSCP, GSEC, MCSE
  • Sales Engineering experience
  • Experience in penetration testing
  • Experience with SIEM solutions
  • Experience with security incident responses
  • Experience with Security Awareness Training


EEO Statement

VERTEX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V. 11 Background Check Required. Criminal/Education/Identity


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