Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world.   For over 20 years, Iridiums unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed.  Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions.  Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world.  Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves.   We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What Were Looking For:

If you have IT Security certifications or CCSA certified and have 5+ years experience Enterprise grade Firewalls, Windows, UNIX and 3+ years experience with incident response and incident handling, then you will be excited about the IT Security Administrator III position with Iridium on the Information Technology team.  As an IT Security Administrator III, youll lead the overall administration, maintenance, and architecture of the Iridium IT Security infrastructure and systems at all corporate facilities. In this role, you will focus primarily on working with IT Systems and service administrators to provide highly available and reliable systems to support Iridium employees and business departments. You will thrive/succeed in this role if you have strong communication skills with the ability to critically think to solve problems.


What Youll Do:

Responsible for providing day-to-day support and maintenance for all Security hardware, service requests and applications

Ensure proper backup processes are in place to allow for full recovery of security infrastructure

Interact with outside vendors tasked with providing or augmenting Iridium security

Coordinate system updates with administrators to ensure security vulnerabilities and risk remain as low as possible

Provide monthly KPI metrics and trending reports

Work with other teams to promote changes to production and other environments

Play a role in maintaining existing IT security elements; implement upgrades, replacement and new equipment as directed

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What Youll Need to Succeed:

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/MIS or related field

Security certifications or Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator required

5+ years of experience in both Windows and UNIX environments; ability to troubleshoot network connectivity issues at both an application and desktop OS level

5+ years of experience with Checkpoint Firewalls or similar security systems with expert knowledge of network security applications, tools, and methodologies

Deep understanding of IT operational policies and procedures within all IT Core disciplines

Strong communication skills, with the ability to confidently present technical information to groups outside of your team or those who are unfamiliar with the topic

Possess an analytical mindset, with the ability to understand a situation or problem and think critically to make decisions or come up with solutions

Be comfortable managing upward, including being a proactive communicator and asking for help when needed

Have confidence and be able to establish valuable relationships with others

Must be able to prioritize key tasks and have a strong sense of ownership over your work

Be active in seeking out ways to continuously improve yourself and gain new knowledge

Ability to drive Security projects to completion

Ability to multitask and excel in a fast-paced 24/7 environment

Must be able to work well under pressure

Things That Would be Great if You Brought to the Table:

Advanced PowerShell, Python, BASH scripting skills

Experience in a telecommunications environment

Well also need you to :

Be on call

Be able to travel up to 10%

US citizenship required


Iridium requires all employees/new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable state or local law. Iridium is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation where it can do so absent undue hardship, consistent with federal, state, and local law.


Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.

Job Details:

Posted Date : 2022-05-07

Job type : Full Time

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