National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Full Time


The NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality examinations for the health professions. Protection of the health of the public through state-of-the-art assessment of health professionals is the mission of the NBME, along with a major commitment to research and development in evaluation and measurement. The NBME was founded in 1915 because of the need for a voluntary, nationwide examination that medical licensing authorities could accept as the standard by which to judge candidates for medical licensure. Since that time, it has continued without interruption to provide high-quality examinations for this purpose and has become a model and a resource of international stature in testing methodologies and evaluation in medicine. Although the NBME's mission is centered on assessment of physicians, it encompasses the spectrum of health professionals along the continuum of education, training, and practice and includes research in evaluation as well as development of assessment instruments.

The NBME has nearly 500 employees and is located in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, home to some of the country's most esteemed universities, nonprofit research institutes, and research and teaching hospitals.


Working within in the Network team, the Network Security Engineer provides support and administration of n all facets of security architecture and management furnished by the infrastructure service delivery group. This is a hands on engineering role whose responsibilities include working with firewalls, load balancers and SIEM.  This position also requires a thorough understanding of infrastructure technologies (LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi, VPN, IPSec, Remote Access Solutions, Enterprise Monitoring) design principles and best practices


  • Provide second level end-user support for NBME's network security infrastructure. Assist with other user support as required. Disseminate knowledge of security tools usage to other members of the group through informal on-the-job training & written documentation.
  • Install appropriate network security tools that dynamically audit and report security violations occurring within NBME's infrastructure.
  • Design and integrate secure scalable network solutions into the organization's infrastructure based on the ongoing business requirements and those of the NBME security policy.
  • Keep network and security systems documentation up to date. Assist with developing Network Security Policies and Disaster Recovery Procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of latest security risks, exploits and vulnerabilities and apply them to the NBME network as required. This technical requirement goes beyond the scope of the traditional time and workspace.


  • Ensure NBME network security by maintaining network analysis tools with proper code that readily identifies the latest attack, probes or worm signatures. Establish base line conditions for each network segment and routinely review alarm / attack IDS messages, syslogs, server event logs. Analyze source of abnormal conditions then immediately take actions to stop or lessen risk. Develop tactical procedures to quickly identify and mitigate security threats.
  • Ensure that all existing and new services / systems are installed and conform to our security specifications. Take appropriate measures to re-engineer older services to conform to security specifications whenever necessary. Lend technical support to other departments when they are designing new systems to ensure they follow security policy guide lines.
  • Raise concerns to management regarding network security deficiencies or enhancements that need to be addressed.


Skills and Abilities

  • Experienced with designing and implementing perimeter, DMZ and internal network architectures, remote access networks and VPNs.
  • Experience  in configuring basic and advanced functions on firewalls  and load balancing equipment
  • Experience with the installation, configuration and usage of a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform. Needs to be able to tune reporting tools by minimizing false positive, setting thresholds and establishing alerting procedures.
  • Proficient when diagnosing network problems using reporting tools such as Snort or syslogs in conjunction with packet decoders like Etherpeek, ethereal or tcpdump.
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, IPSec, IKE, HTTP, SSL, SMTP, cryptography, wireless access, IP routing and telecommunications. 
  • Must keep abreast of current exploits relating to Cisco, Checkpoint and F5 ensuring that all network systems are maintained with the latest patches and code versions.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of organizational security policies and business continuity plans or disaster recovery solutions. 


Minimum 3 years applicable experience

Checkpoint or F5 certification a plus but is not required for the role


Bachelor's degree


The NBME offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a rewarding work environment.

The NBME is an equal opportunity employer.

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