Network Engineer - Security

Location: US-Illinois-Lombard
Department: Network Segment Engineering (1176)


About Us

Global Eagle is a leading provider of satellite-based broadband connectivity, television and entertainment services, content and data analytics to aviation, maritime, enterprise and government markets. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated portfolio of rich media content and high-speed connectivity solutions for airlines, private jets, cruise lines, commercial ships, super-yachts, ferries, enterprise, government and military installations worldwide with proprietary performance-enhancing technologies and exclusive access to premium media. With 1,300 employees on six continents and leading global satellite and ground networks, the company delivers exceptional service and concierge support to its customers.

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Role Summary

The position will support the Aviation-Connectivity arm of Global Eagle. The focus is on maintaining and enhancing network security for the aviation connectivity production and lab networks. The security goals include compliance with SOX and PCI certification requirements and audits; customer, partner, vendor, and internal penetration scans and tests; incident response; and monitoring the latest threats and protective technologies.

Key responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain network and server security for the Global Eagle production connectivity network.  Responsibilities will include:
  • Stay up to date on effective security measures and processes pertinent to the Global Eagle network;
  • Maintain awareness of vulnerabilities and remedies affecting our equipment and protocols;
  • Support security testing and audits from customers, prospective customers, and partners;
  • Implement effective SIEM system for aviation network;
  • Support incident response efforts;
  • Recommend and implement actions needed to maintain network security.
  • Participate in development and management of GEE production network elements and connections, including teleport hardware such as switches, servers and firewalls.  Work with partners such as Hughes and SES to ensure network robustness and compatibility.  Manage Lombard lab networks for robustness and access from other GEE locations.
  • Cisco switch configuration and management;
  • Management of Red Hat and Centos teleport servers and VMs;
  • Management of Checkpoint firewall policy;
  • Deployment of equipment for new teleports.

Education & Experience

  • BS in computer science or related field;
  • 3+ years network security experience
  • Experience in Linux networking and administration
  • Experience in SAN administration
  • Experience in VM configuration/administration (such as ESXi or Openstack)
  • AWS experience a plus
  • OSCP/CISSP cert preferred


  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Autonomous 
  • Proactive 
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking

Our Core Values

  • Communicate and Connect
  • Deliver Excellence and Own it
  • Be Honorable
  • Operate as ONE
  • Learn and Embrace Change

Why You Should Work Here

A career with Global Eagle is a unique opportunity to grow your knowledge and skills within a culture that thrives on collaboration and innovation. In addition to being a part of an amazing group, we also have competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k, disability and life insurance, flexible scheduling, pet insurance, and discounts on gym membership, concerts, amusement parks, hotels, and more!


Global Eagle is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Due to COVID, our interviews are now done in a safe environment using online platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.


Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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