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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. Our commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world's biggest challenges. And, our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive.

The IT Senior Security Engineer reports to the Security Manager, and has primary responsibility in the development, monitoring, evaluation, and maintaining of systems and procedures necessary to protect host and network systems from unauthorized access and security threats. The IT Senior Security Engineer typically participates in creating, implementing, and evaluating security standards, guidelines and procedures related to firewalls, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning, host operating systems, and network devices. In addition, the IT Senior Security Engineer will be responsible for managing and extending the global monitoring and SIEM systems, installing and supporting security technologies, such as DLP, ATP, anti-virus, encryption, wireless, mobile security, multi-factor authentication, content filtering and participating in small to medium sized projects.

In coordination with the Security Manager the IT Senior Security Engineer plays a key role in communication with other IT managers and directors and business leads, but also a leading role within the Security team, especially for the US based team members.


This individual will be involved in a variety of host, desktop and network security areas within the global Information Technology department. Frequent communication with H.B. Fuller staff in all regions is expected for troubleshooting, performance tuning, and project activity. The IT Senior Security Engineer will also be expected to work through trouble tickets with internal and external partner vendors in the support of our global Infrastructure. There is an on-call expectation for this role.

Systems Support [50%]

Primary responsibility for multiple keys areas of host and network security implementation, deployment and support technologies related to host and network platforms including:

      • Firewall, endpoint, IDS/IPS, sandboxing, URL filtering such as Cisco ASA, Cisco AMP, Cisco ACS, Trend enterprise AV, FireEye, Palo Alto, Tanium, Scansafe, OpenDNS, Websense, Cloud- and email security
      • SCCM, Accelops, or other SIEM monitoring tools
  • Research appropriate technology and product offerings
  • Assist with configuration and implementation deployments for new apps, upgrades, and architectural changes
  • Designs, supports and installs security and monitoring technologies
  • Performs analysis of system logs and user access issues
  • Audit and establish management processes for privileged accounts
  • Participates in emergency response team activities regarding security incidents
  • Performs in-depth support for information security incidents including internal violations, hacker attacks, virus, and other system outages
  • Prepares and updates security policy, processes, and related technical documentation
  • This is a lead support engineering role also accountable for change control, configuration management and CMDB accuracy, and internal support processes improvement or automation
  • Plan and conduct internal audits in coordination with Security Manager and assist (as key contact) security audits especially in US (like US Homeland Security audit)

Project Activity [40%]

  • Consult with senior security and risk management individuals, network lead engineers, business and systems analysts, infrastructure, and desk side in assigned projects to identify user needs and project task requirements
  • Serve as lead security engineer for small to medium activities

Documentation [10%]

  • Prepare documentation for the systems, scripts, procedures in accordance with department and corporate standards
  • Prepare and submit project status and/or other reports to the Project Manager or Security Manager as required
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with global users and technical peers
  • Conduct effective, on-going communication, both written and verbal
  • Keep abreast of new developments in security hardware and software technology, and be informed of the latest techniques, technologies, and practices
Required Skills


  • Bachelors in BA, CS MIS, or technical degree/equivalent
  • 8 years of on-the-job experience including
    • General infrastructure (server, load balancer,…;) fundamentals
    • Router configuration and interface changes
    • Monitoring events and conditions on various network hardware and software including Security information and event management (SIEM)
    • VPN configurations and usage
    • Firewalls and DMZ architecture
    • General security, monitoring tools, vulnerability scanning, IDS/IPS, anti-malware
  • Strong, hands-on knowledge of and experience with implementing and maintaining Information Security Management Systems in accordance with norms like ISO 27001 and NIST and best practices
  • Solid knowledge of Information Security Risk Management frameworks and methodologies, Data Protection and Data Privacy
  • Good knowledge of network security, system security, application security and security design
  • Good knowledge of Information Security threats, vulnerabilities, security technologies and controls
  • Solid knowledge of vulnerabilities, compliance and patch management for complex networks, systems and applications
  • Good project management skills
  • Willingness and strong drive to learn and master new topics as they emerge
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: ability to establish well-written, structured documents (e.g. concepts, policies), ability to explain security rationales and controls to non-technical audiences
  • Autonomous
  • Self-motivating with proven ability to deliver on complex and time critical tasks/projects
  • Excellent team player and ability to work in international and interdisciplinary teams
  • Good analytical skills as well as the ability to provide practical conclusions
  • Ability to understand business requirements and work towards solutions
  • Fluency in English, any other language is considered as an asset
  • Thorough understanding of OSI model
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) functions (incident, change, problem, asset management)
  • Understands key business process issues and their relationship to technology common to any company of similar size and complexity as H.B. Fuller

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detailed technical knowledge sufficient to independently identify and diagnose system malfunctions, bots, and other malware issues
  • General infrastructure and PC fundamentals
  • Windows operating system (Windows, Windows server, Linux, VMWare) expertise
  • Database security, server and client security and encryption, cloud security
  • Cisco IOS (interfaces, configuration, routing, QOS, …;)
  • Cisco CCENT, CISSP, CCNA, SANS certifications
  • Various protocol knowledge (SMTP, IMAP, SIP, Telnet, HTTP, SSL, PPP, WLAN, CDP …;)
  • Advanced Threat Protection, security information and event Management (SIEM), and security advanced threat protection (ATP) systems use
  • Understanding of security standards like SOC2, ISO 2700x, UCF, NIST

Employees are eligible for full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid holidays. This position may also qualify for medical reimbursement depending on the employee’s annual base salary. If qualified, H.B. Fuller will pay up to 100% of the employee’s medical premium. All employees also qualify for an annual cash bonus, based on business performance. Annual raises are rewarded based on company and individual performance.

To all recruitment agencies: H.B. Fuller does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Human Resources. Please do not forward any resumes to Human Resources or any employees. H.B. Fuller is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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H.B. Fuller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Job Location
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, United States
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