Engineer Sr, Network

Atlanta, GA

Forescout Engineer, Sr.


The Forescout Engineer Sr. is responsible for:

  • Design and Integration of the CounterACT Enterprise deployment

  • Optimizing the administration of the Network Access Control (NAC) deployment

  • Engineering a best practice based Forescout solutions

  • Providing integration and support documentation

  • Creating processes for Network Access Control administration

  • Implementing application and hardware upgrades and maintenance

The associated duties include:

  • Remote/On-Site support and administration.

  • Modifying NAC polices.

  • Maintaining and updating standard NAC configurations (non-Licensed Plugins).

  • Monitoring the health of Forescout hardware and software in the environment.

  • Tracking all internal support cases and adhering to change management process.

  • Defining and creating of NAC polices.

  • Interfacing with ForeScout Customer Care and R&D for any escalations.

  • Managing NAC software and hardware upgrades.

  • Creating periodic custom reports

  • Trending health data for the Forescout environment for predictive analysis

  • Working with the ForeScout Project Manager to organize and align resources during implementation phases.

  • Reviewing any new product or service requirements to the Sales and Services teams.

This position will work closely with the Network Engineering, Firewall Engineering and the TO Security teams to develop the architecture, strategy, and support process for the overall platform.


Job Requirements

  • Experience in deploying and/or supporting enterprise security software products such as Cisco ISE, Next Generation Firewalls, IPS, Anti-Virus solutions, SIEM applications, Load Balancers, high availability solutions, network management systems and virtual systems.

  • 7+ years of experience in the IT related field which include the following:

  • 3 years+ experience with network hardware configuration and troubleshooting. (Cisco preferred)

  • 1 year+ of experience with Unix systems.

  • 3 years+ of Information Assurance/Cyber Security experience.

  • 3 years+ experience working with Windows based operating systems.

  • Experience with troubleshooting tools such as Nmap, Nessus, Splunk, Wireshark and tcpdump.

  • Ability to clearly document complicated steps and procedures.

  • Excellent communications skills, strong customer orientation, good organizational skills, self-driven with ability to multi-task on various projects and aptitude to learn new technologies and express them to the customer clearly.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience working in demanding and challenging environments.

  • Ability to build relationships, communicate and work with all levels of management, vendors, business partners and external customers while exhibiting positive influence at all levels.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Cybersecurity, or equivalent industry experience

  • ForeScout Certified Administrator (FSCA) and ForeScout Certified Engineer (FSCE) or ability to attain in 6 months preferred

  • Industry Certifications such as CISSP, CASP, Security+, CEH, SANS (GCIA, GCIH, GREM, GPEN) are a plus


  • General knowledge of Southern Company’s core business

  • General knowledge of information technologies (those currently used within the system and new technologies)

  • General knowledge of IT infrastructure components

  • Knowledge of Network Access Control and other security protocols

  • Understand engineering/analysis/design discipline and methodology

  • Ability to effectively organize tasks, manage multiple priorities/details, meet schedules, and deliver on customer commitments

  • Ability to negotiate with and influence others – internally as well as vendors

  • Ability to build relationships and work in a team atmosphere

  • Ability to provide and accept feedback

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Professional oral and written communication skills


  • Atlanta

  • Birmingham

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 3198

Job Category: Information Technology

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Company Services