Physical Security Engineer at Advantech

Cook & Boardman Group LLC
February 3, 2024
Dover, DE
Job Type


Cook & Boardman, Inc.

Please apply by submitting your resume via this job posting. EOE Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Systems Integration • Dover, Delaware


Physical Security Engineer will be responsible for high level configuration and integration of access control and IP/analog surveillance systems. They will also have strong knowledge of all Physical Security systems A3 works with and will be asked to serve as both an escalation point for installations and troubleshooting and a technical advisor to clients.

Essential Functions

  • Configuration of physical security and supporting systems at a high level
  • Technical oversight of project engineering and configuration tasks
  • Documentation and end user training
  • Serve as a subject matter expert
  • Serve as a technical advisor
  • Serve as an escalation point for troubleshooting
  • Develop and oversee project commissioning and testing
  • Participate as a trainer in A3U and other training programs
  • Perform end-user training

Minimum Qualifications

  • Hold and retain certification in at least three VMS systems
  • Hold and retain certification in at least two access control systems
  • Hold and retain enterprise/advanced-level certification in at least one access control or VMSs
  • Have a minimum two years of experience configuring physical security systems
  • Have served as a Lead Technician Physical Security (or equal) for a minimum of two years
  • Must pass pre-employment background check and drug test
  • Due to job site and Federal contractual requirements, COVID-19 vaccination strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Have basic knowledge of network fundamentals, SQL database and Windows Server
  • Have proficiency in peripheral systems such as visitor management, video intercom, LPR, analytics, gate systems, etc.
  • Have mastery of IP camera technology, controller hardware, door hardware and credential technologies
  • Have the ability to communicate at a high level with customer IT staff
  • Have the ability to work with customer to design system configurations
  • function as an engineering resource for the project team on typical physical security projects
  • Participate in project commissioning and testing
  • Assist in the enforcement of standards related to final documentation
  • Possess basic system design and quoting abilities to assist sales when needed

Physical Demands

Spends more than 2/3 of time standing, kneeling/crouching/stooping, using hands and reaching. Spends approximately 1/3 of time walking and talking/hearing. Frequent lifting required of items 25-50 pounds.

Work Environment

May be exposed to variable weather conditions. Other conditions may include proximity to forklifts or other heavy machinery and using various tools and hardware. Worker may be subject to frequent heavy lifting.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EOE Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


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