Allied Universal

  • Senior Systems Engineer - Security Integration

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Santa Ana
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    Category (Portal Searching)
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. An unrelenting focus on clients’ success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 50 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions…Allied Universal is there for you.

    Job Description


    The Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for executing and supporting the following tasks with the assistance of the Operations Coordinator and Project Manager: 

      • Communication with customer and/or Project Manager/Operations Coordinator during the entire installation/configuration process.  This  includes continuous job status, updates, schedule changes, delays, coordination of acceptance testing with the following:
      • Attend on-site project meetings and coordination meetings.
      • Ensures assigned projects are completed on-time and within budget.
      • Commissioning / Training for each project
    • Maintains and submits accurate paperwork and documentation:
      • Timesheets
      • Credit Card Reporting
      • Test & Inspection forms
      • Identifies Punch-list items and directs and/or handles making these corrections.
      • Technical project-specific information
        • System configuration
        • IP schematics
        • System user/admin credentials


    • Responsible for completing, and in some cases, maintaining, programming of supported systems.  This can include Video Surveillance, Access Control, and VMS Systems, Database Management and Network Solutions. 
    • Responsible for developing technical solutions and new relevant tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and repeat tasks to avoid system and operational inefficiencies.  This also includes identify project needs and effectively communicating those needs to the Operations team to allow for delegation of tasks in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
    • Maintain the following certifications at a minimum but not limited to:
    • AMAG
    • Lenel
    • S2 Security Systems
    • ONNSI
    • OpenEye


    • Assist in designing/adding on to system architectures.
      • Working with domain and cross-domain solutions.
    • Define and Standardized all Servers, Workstations, Network Switches and additional network equipment with (3) tiers pricing solutions
    • Programming/configuration may include any of the following tasks:
      • Configuring panels, field devices, workstations, servers, etc.
      • Termination and connection of wires (when necessary).
      • Programming, set-up, testing of systems.
      • Ensuring systems are properly programmed to minimize any unnecessary return trips and/or service calls.
      • Proper documentation that is shared with Operations team on a regular basis to.
      • Assists in site surveys. Assist in developing cost estimates and procuring equipment and installation materials.
      • Job status report updates, as built drawings updates, and other documentation that is required.


    • Coordination with other trades to facilitate job/project task working with assigned PM.
      • Working with various IT trades to accommodate project requirements and/or deadlines.
      • Working with any sub-contractor personnel to ensure proper testing is conducted prior to final punch-walk.
      • Working with manufacturer professional services/technical support.


    QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or experience required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • High school diploma (or equivalent) required, minimum two-year degree and/or professional certification highly desired
    • Minimum 5+ years of IT and/or industry-related experience.
    • Broad background in Security Systems Architecture and IT Infrastructure.
    • Experience in Information/Network/Software Security Engineering.
    • In-depth knowledge and experience with Network Topology.
    • Knowledge in application design, development and testing.
    • Hands-on experience with programming and maintaining security systems solutions.
    • In-depth knowledge of security systems integration, to include, but not limited to:
      • Access Control
      • Video Surveillance
      • Burglary/Fire
      • Visitor Management Systems
      • Database Management
      • Network Solutions
    • Current State’s driver’s license, clean driving record (no points in prior 3 years), and ability to safely operate a Company vehicle required.


    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use both hands, is frequently required to stand, sit, stoop, talk and hear (communicate verbally in person and via telephone), and be able to read computer screens, correspondence and reports.
    • Must be able to focus and multi-task in busy environment, with the ability to successfully handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.



    Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to the people and business of our communities, and is North America’s leading security services provider. With over 140,000 employees, Allied Universal delivers high-quality, tailored solutions, which allows clients to focus on their core business. For more information: 866.825.5433 or


    We proudly support the Veteran Jobs Mission, a group of over 200 companies that have committed to collectively hiring a total of one million military veterans.
    Allied Universal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.



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