Network Security Automation Rising Talent Program

Job LocationUS Remote
Job TagEarly Career


  • 12 week training/bootcamp (TBD, Targeting around late Jan. 2023)
    • See attachment for curriculum details – Network Security Automation
    • Must have a computer with Windows 10, Internet access, CPU i5-i7 quad core processor or greater, 16 GB of RAM or greater, 256 hard drive or greater with at least 100Gb available storage, 2×32 GB USB flash drive, Webcam with Microphone/headset. (No Macs or Chromebooks)
    • Compensated $100/week (paid out monthly)
    • This will be the equivalent of a full time job, (9:00am-5:00pm CST), with the expectation that you participate every day, are on time, and fully committed to succeeding. 
    • At week 8-9 you will start interviewing with the client. Hiring managers may also observe classes.
    • The client is investing time and money in each person who attends the class, so if selected you will be asked to sign a 12 month commitment contract stating that you agree to work for the client (contracting and/or full time) for at least 12 months following the training. Electing to resign from the company sooner than 12 months will result in you being held liable for the value of the training ($16,000).
  • Contract to Hire (TBD, Targeting early May 2023)
    • During the contract portion you will be a W2 employee of TEKsystems, compensated $20/hr.
    • Additional mentorship and guidance will be provided during this time – we want to make sure you are successful in your career.
    • Eligible to be hired on full time with our client after 6 months of contracting.
      • Full time salary will be around $75,000+ (dependent upon location) with benefits, PTO and some stock options.
  • Full Time Day-to-Day duties
    • Network Integrations – assisting with newly acquired entities/companies and getting them onboarded/integrated onto the company network.
    • Working with the Automation and Intelligent Operations team to create metrics for network and security hygiene, such as code drift, vulnerabilities, age of physical assets, uptime, patching, etc.
      • This would be working with all the various teams and gathering requirements and creating automation to be able to track these items.
    • Firewall Automation and Process Improvement
    • Web Tower Traffic redesign
    • Good Network Experience
      • Connecting Raspberry Pi’s to various sites and clinics to monitor traffic for end user network experience.
    • Security Technology Operations Awareness
      • Assist with delivering consistent and reliable site information to incident responders in order to facilitate faster resolution time.
    • Public/Private Cloud Connectivity
    • Any kind of programming experience (especially Java or Python) is a nice to have, but NOT required.

 Next Steps

  1. Background review/conversation with Nathan Hajder
  2. Complete an assessment
    • We use a 3rd party testing partner, IKM, to schedule the assessment to be completed at your convenience. The assessment is timed at 75 minutes and you get one try. 
    • Very similar to Programmer Aptitude Tests that you can find for free online. Basically, an assessment on how you think rather than your technical abilities.
  3. Provide updated resume in Word document form with 2 managerial and 2 peer references sent separately    
    • These should be people you’ve worked/interacted with in the last 2 years
  4. 1st Round interview with Nathan Hajder
  5. Final round interview with a TEKsystems Manager

The IKM Assessment contains 50 questions and should take 60-75 minutes to complete. This will have to be completed all in one sitting remotely on your own (unsupervised). It is not technical from a programming standpoint, but it is designed to be challenging in a variety of other ways. I’d recommend having a pencil and paper ready, can be helpful when trying to work through the problems. This assessment is required to get into this Program.

Following is a description of each sub-topic on the test: 

  • Emphasizing Details measures focus and awareness through questions that require quick responses. This includes image and text comparison. 
  • Sequencing and Patterns assesses ability to recognize patterns and properly identify sequences. This includes measuring logical reasoning with number series. 
  • Numerical Reasoning measures ability to utilize inductive and deductive reasoning in resolving numerical problems. 
  • Cognitive Processing evaluates the ability to process complex directions and to logically process information. 
  • Analytical Reasoning measures ability to analyze complex processes and  logically resolve problems.