NSOC Engineer (Mount Vernon)

compensation: $70,000-$90,000 + benefits
employment type: full-time

Apply here: http://www.allixo.com/careers.html

Opportunity to join a fast-growing technology firm in a meaningful and impacting role as a member of our professional services team.


This position is for a skilled individual with 5+ years of professional IT experience working in IT systems and IT networking. **Beginners are discouraged from applying**. Other careers at Allixo may be available, which you can find by browsing to: http://www.allixo.com/careers.html


To empower Allixo’s Network Security Operations Center team by leading network troubleshooting efforts, owning Allixo’s network monitoring tool stack, along with assisting the Service Desk projects team in engineering and implementing new networks or network equipment.


Chief Technical Officer or Chief Of Operations.


Allixo's culture is critical to its success and we vigorously protect it! To 'fit' you simply need to evaluate your ability to work and be measured by our 5 core values. It seems simple, right? The truth is, not everyone will flourish under these values, but those who can will find Allixo a GREAT place to work.

1) Integrity: Do the right thing
2) Ownership: You are in the driver's seat
3) Empathy: People over bits and bytes
4) Humility: Everyone sweeps the floor
5) Professional: Be kind, show up, follow up


These are the essential qualities you must possess to win in this role. You will be measured during your interview and on an ongoing basis by your performance in these specific areas above all others. They are key to our mutual success!

Organization and Planning
Communication – Oral/Written
Resourcefulness/Initiative: Passionately finds ways over, around, or through barriers to success. Achieves results despite lack of resources. Goes beyond the call of duty. Shows bias for action. A results-oriented “doer.”
Customer Focus: Monitors client satisfaction (internal or external). Establishes partner relationship with clients. Visible and accessible to clients.


These are will be your most important responsibilities. You will be measured during your interview and on an ongoing basis by your ability and performance in these specific areas, above all others. They are key to our mutual success!

Maintain Allixo’s network monitoring tools and improve recommend monitoring systems.
Monitor client networks and respond to issues.
Help in designing and engineering network and server solutions to advance our clients' business goals.
Effectively deploy network and server solutions.
Collaborate with Allixo staff to resolve client issues.
Serve in Allixo’s on-call after-hours rotation
In all areas, provide excellent customer service


These are the absolute most important numbers for your role - your week to week success will depend on meeting these metrics on a regular basis, as noted below. You will have real time visibility into each of them.

1) Customer (User) Satisfaction Scoring: Each time you close a support ticket, the end user will be given an opportunity to rate their satisfaction with your service. We are reasonable in our handling of this and realize no one can control every user's perception of your work.

2) Kill Rate (Tickets): Your ability to stay on top of your workload or ask for help when there is more than you can handle. Your 'kill rate' is your ability to close tickets as quickly as they come in, measured on a weekly basis.

3) Self-Management Score: This score is computed by measuring your ability to be digitally organized. Keeping tickets and time updated in near realtime as possible. Time entered properly, making sure requests are not 'orphaned' (ignored), etc.

Your technical ability will be evaluated against the following desired abilities. We are a company which hires for character and teaches skill, so alignment with the majority of these skills is desired but not required. Enjoy learning new things

Be comfortable working with a team to accomplish goals ("lone wolves" be warned)
Be organized
Be punctual and reliable
Enjoy working with technology
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
Possess the ability to find solutions to technical issues
Possess ability to prioritize
Possess attention to detail
Possess excellent customer service skills, the wow factor


Mastery in networking. Be able to independently manage, troubleshoot, and implement solutions using the following technologies:

Access Rules
NAT Policies
QoS Policies
Vendor specific security services
Static and dynamic routing protocols

SSID Management and Encryption
Radio channel/signal strength/band settings

Spanning Tree
Link aggregation
Security features: MAC filtering, loop prevention, ETC

Experience with equipment from Cisco, Meraki, Sonicwall, Aruba (HP), or Ubiquiti a plus.
Experience with Wireshark, wireless analyzers, and similar tools a must.
Proficiency in managing Windows servers:
Active Directory
File System Security and Management
Group Policy
Proficiency with Hypervisors, including Hyper-V
Proficiency with Office 365 and Google Apps
Proficiency in creating and updating technical documentation
Aptitude with IT ticketing systems (experience with ConnectWise is a plus)
Aptitude with new technologies as they are presented

Must be able to lift 50lbs and sit/stand for long periods of time. This job requires the applicant be able to work in an office environment where fine motor skills and attention to detail are needed


Strong proficiency in communication skills, including organizing and efficiently conducting phone, remote, and in-person meetings; strong listening and clarity skills; strong and clear correspondence style; tracking and clearly reporting progress; raising and addressing issues appropriately
Enthusiastically accountable and able to help others to be the same, and to recognize and address deviations
Ability to recognize presumptions, prerequisites, risks, and blocking issues when they occur in specifications and execution, and to escalate or mediate them appropriately


Wage compensation will be competitive, depending on experience
On-call rotation includes additional bonus on top of normal compensation
Paid vacation and sick time
100% paid medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance premiums for employees. Spouse and dependent children medical and dental premiums paid 50%
401(k) savings plan with employer match and access to a Certified Financial Planner
Paid training materials for certifications
Full-rate mileage and expense reimbursement
Regular Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm hours with lunch and breaks
Company-provided snacks and beverages


Role involves having access to sensitive internal systems and client systems. Must possess ability to handle clients and their sensitive information with diplomacy and a high degree of confidentiality. Must be able to pass a credit and background check (applicants who reach this stage will be provided an opportunity to explain anything out of the ordinary). Extensive reference follow-up will be conducted. Allixo will require the employee to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).


Our application will take you anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Please wait to apply until you have a block of time to completely answer the questions contained in the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Thank you for your interest in working at Allixo!
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