Security and Network Engineer


Reno, NV, US, 89519


Position Summary

This position is responsible for Network & Security systems at the corporate office and all remote power plant locations that are in the US. This position works in collaboration with Global Network & Security team.


Essential Functions

  • Design, configure, deploy, and maintain Network and Security infrastructure at Ormat corporate and remote site locations in coordination with Global team
  • Analyze problems, recommend solutions to meet business objectives
  • Actively protect information technology assets and infrastructure from external or internal threats and ensure that the company complies with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security and privacy
  • Implement firewall solutions to properly secure Company’s data and provide consultation on all new firewall implementations, firewall configuration changes, and projects requiring security operational support
  • Assist the end-user, other IT professionals, and external customers in requesting security variances and implementation of subsequent configuration change requests
  • Recommend best security practices to achieve stated business objectives, advises on risk assumptions for any variances granted, and provides alternatives to achieve desired end results
  • Assist in incident response for any breaches, intrusions, or theft
  • Monitor systems for any anomalies, proper updating, and patching
  • Monitor vendor websites for potential threat alerts and software upgrades


  • Evaluates and performs planning, testing, and implementation of software and hardware upgrades
  • Maintains system documentation and configuration data for regulatory and audit purposes
  • Coach and guide Service Desk and Desk Side Support technicians in their incident response, directing incident first responder actions, and appropriately escalating issues
  • Must possess at any time a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to ORMAT’s auto insurance carrier
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner
  • Must have the ability to travel to other locations up to 50% of the time or more




Other Responsibilities

  • Performs other duties and support special projects as assigned

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience of recent professional experience in network administration and network security protocols, hardware and software
  • Demonstrated experience with network infrastructure design including telephones and video
  • Demonstrated experience with Cisco router and switch configuration
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following firewalls: Checkpoint, PaloAlto, Fortigate. IDS/IPS and Syslog knowledge
  • CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with VPN management and support
  • Demonstrated experience with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), and QoS
  • Demonstrated experience with wireless network configuration
  • Windows Server and Active Directory setup and troubleshooting experience
  • Must have outstanding customer service skills, including passion to serve well, and the patience when working with non-technical users
  • Genius analytical, problem identification, troubleshooting, and creative problem solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work in an office environment
  • This job requires sitting and/or standing for long periods of time with moderate bending, stooping and kneeling
  • The ability to work at a computer and computer monitor for long periods of time and stay alert
  • This position requires sitting 80% of the time and standing and walking 20% of the time
  • Must have the ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds without assistance

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe