IT Security Administrator

Human Kinetics

Human Kinetics

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Human Kinetics (HK) is headquartered in Champaign, IL. This position is eligible for on-site, hybrid, or fully remote work.

Remote workers may not reside in the following locations: CA, CO, Washington, D.C., HI, MA, Montgomery County, MD, MN, NM, NY, RI, WA, or Chicago/Cook County. Applicants from these locations will not be considered.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Human Kinetics is committed to building a more diverse workforce. We welcome BIPOC candidates and others who identify with underrepresented groups to apply.

Applicants are not obligated to disclose expunged juvenile records of adjudication, arrest, or conviction as part of the application process.

*Learn more about our perks and benefits here: https://us.humankinetics.com/pages/human-kinetics-compensation-benefits-information

Human Kinetics is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Human Kinetics will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact HR at 217-403-7609.

Human Kinetics Compensation & Benefits Information

Compensation Philosophy: Our compensation philosophy is to value the contributions of all HK employees and to reward exceptional performance exceptionally. To do that, we provide a standard increase to all HK staff, and we award merit increases and bonuses to people who make extraordinary contributions to the work we do.

Job Summary

The IT Security Administrator I is responsible for protecting information assets of the organization. In that capacity, the IT Security Administrator I will participate in the management of all the organization’s technical, security-based software and equipment, including F5, Cisco ASA, AV, and Security tools.

Reactively, this person will respond to security alerts and investigate potential data and security incidents. Proactively, this person will perform security audits and reviews to identify security gaps in architecture in accordance with PCI. This role researches and provides cybersecurity recommendations based on significant threats and vulnerabilities.

The IT Security Administrator I will implement security measures to resolve data loss vulnerabilities, mitigate risk, and recommend security changes or system components as needed.

Essential Functions

  1. Monitors network security functions daily, including LAN/WAN and desktop security, and addresses issues.
  2. Educates and informs users on proper security etiquette.
  3. Reviews IPS and Microsoft security logs and addresses issues.
  4. Reviews existing systems and applications to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place.
  5. Keeps fully up-to-date on known security problems that affect systems at Human Kinetics.
  6. Documents Human Kinetics’ security infrastructure.
  7. Completes security reviews for PCI Compliance.
  8. Maintains compliance with Windows updates.
  9. Supports the Network Engineer in maintaining security appliances and software. This includes F5, Cisco ASA’s, VPN, remote firewalls.
  10. Their responsibility includes performing server upgrades, patches, and installs.
  11. Supports System Administrator to administer O365 and Exchange.
  12. Adheres to HK’s change management protocol. Systems Change management.
  13. Participates in the planning and deployment of all new technologies at Human Kinetics to ensure that security is considered during the design and implementation.
  14. Assist Network and System administrators to responding quickly to hardware, software, network, and system failures. Participate in troubleshooting, analysis, and recommendations for corrective action.

Secondary Functions

  1. Assists other network and system team members with issues and tasks.
  2. Acts as a resource for the Computer Systems analyst(s) and Helpdesk Technician(s)
  3. Serves as secondary support to the Network and System Administration team and duties.
  4. Participates in the on-call rotation for after-hour services.

Job Qualifications

Education: 4-year degree in Information Technology, or equivalent training and experience required. with security and systems-related certifications preferred.

Required Experience:

5+ years IT industry experience.

2+ years IT Security administration experience.

Basic knowledge and understanding of Cybersecurity.

Vast Functional experience with Cybersecurity tools relating to Firewalls, Network Monitoring, IPS, Vulnerability Scanning, Incident Triage and Remediation, Data Loss prevention, etc.

Basic Experience with Email Security and Prevention.

Familiarity with the basics of security training and Phishing campaigns.

Base Knowledge of Microsoft Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019 Operating Systems.

Basic Experience with systems monitoring such as Solarwinds, Zabbix, Nagios or similar tools.

Basic experience with VMware or comparable virtualization platforms.

Familiarity with Certificate management from acquisition and deployment to tracking renewal, usage, and expiration—of all SSL certificates deployed within a network.

Basic understanding of Azure and other similar cloud services.

Basic understanding of network infrastructure.

Office 365 Support.

Exposure to Security Incident Response Plans.

Preferred Experience:

2 years storage management.

Management of windows print servers.

Experience with Powershell or other scripting languages.

Experience with Airwatch or similar MDM solutions.

MCSE Certification.

CISSP, CCNA or CCNP certification.

Experience with Dell/EMS Networker or similar programs.

Experience with Vranger or similar programs.

Required Competencies:

Innovative Orientation








Job Demands

Office Equipment: Frequent phone and computer use. Occasional use of a copier.

Mental Demands: Frequent problem-solving, data interpretation, and decision-making required. Occasional organization and reading/writing required.

Working Conditions: Indoor, office environment.

Physical Demands: Frequent sitting. Occasional standing, lifting (50lbs.), carrying, and walking required. Rare driving required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, Responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Credit Card Security: This position has access to customer credit card data and must comply with all policies and procedures designed to keep that data from being compromised.