Team Spotlight - Joel Miranda

February 9, 2022

Today, meet Joel Miranda, Nlets’ Security Administrator. He has been with Nlets for over 10 years and shared his favorite part of working at Nlets (and so much more).

Q. What are the Primary Responsibilities of Your Role?

A. I am primarily responsible for detecting security vulnerabilities and weaknesses throughout our organization. Every day I work to support our team through preventing security related issues and unauthorized network access. Additionally, I configure and troubleshoot issues related to firewalls, network access policy, VPN, antivirus, and ensure that systems are up to date with security updates.

Q. What is Your Favorite Part About Working at Nlets? Why?

A. I’ve been at Nlets for the past 10 years because I truly love this workplace! I remember as a child, I wanted to work for a police department in Information Technology. When I first interviewed at Nlets, I realized that my dream job was becoming a reality. Ever since then, I have felt blessed to work for a company whose mission and people are so wonderful.

Q. When You’re Not at Work, What Do You Like to Do? Hobbies? Secret Talents? 

A. When I am not at work, I spend most of my time with my two young little girls and my wife. I love to see my nephews play soccer and to get together with family over the weekend to make carne asada and drink some Kool-Aid.

Q. Why Did You Initially Choose to Work at Nlets? How Did You Hear About It and What Has Kept You Here?

A. My previous job was at a community college, and I was there for nine years. The whole time, I felt like I was trapped in the position of a hardware technician even though I wanted to improve my skills. The community college provided me with educational opportunities, but not with the tools I needed to improve my skills. Since working at Nlets, I’ve found both the tools and the education I’ve been looking for. I feel very fortunate and thankful for Nlets for the opportunity they have given me.