CyberSecurity Engineer
 Highlands Ranch, CO


The CyberSecurity Engineer has an analytical mind and a detailed understanding of cyber security methodologies. CyberSecurity Engineers are expected to have meticulous attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines.

To ensure success, a CyberSecurity Engineer must display an excellent understanding of technology infrastructures using Firewalls, VPN, Data Loss Prevention, IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy and Security Audits. Top candidates will be comfortable working with a variety of technologies, security problems and troubleshooting and provides daily ongoing deployment, configuration, support, administration, maintenance and technical solutions to various technology components that make up the IT Infrastructure environment.

This position requires work in support of the Company's contract with the United States Department of Education (“ED“). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance. Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.


Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring and upgrading security measures for the protection of the organizations data, systems and networks. Ensuring that the organization's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls. Participating in the change management process. Testing and identifying network and system vulnerabilities. Maintain and implement technical solutions, specifications, and documentation for various sized projects or daily support initiatives. Works with multiple customers, stakeholders, and system owners to produce requirements, determine feasibility, analyze cost/benefits requirements, and recommend design solution options. Provide training and technical support for users with varying levels of IT knowledge. Completes routine preventative measures and maintains/monitoring network security. Daily administrative tasks, reporting and communication with the relevant departments in the organization.



Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related fields and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Experience with Firewalls (functionality and maintenance), Office 365 Security, VSX and Endpoint Security.
  • Proficiency in Python, C++, Java, Ruby, Node, Go and/or Power Shell.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail with an analytical mind and outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Great awareness of cybersecurity trends and hacking techniques.

Additional applicable experience includes Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Windows Servers, Linux Servers, Active Directory, SQL Server, Network, Switching/Routing, Firewalls, Data Archival, LAN, WAN, VoIP, MPLS, Monitoring and Messaging Systems.

Experience designing, implementing and maintaining enterprise scale systems with High Availability Configurations (Clustering, Load Balancing, Fault Tolerance, etc.), Systems Configuration Management, Optimization Tuning, and Monitoring. Preferred background working in security focused environments with skills in audit remediation and systems hardening. Experience with Scripting, Automation, Cisco UCS, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, or PKI.


Strong analytical, judgment and problem solving skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, interacts will with technical and non-technical clients. In depth working knowledge of Active Directory, IIS, DHCP/DNS, TCP/IP, Windows Server, VMware Infrastructure, Storage Area Networks (Fiber channel, FCoE and iSCSI), server hardware familiarity include hardware virtualization, fiber channel switching. Working knowledge of Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Hyper-Converged technologies.

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting. Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace