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Firewall Engineer, Crownsville, MD

We are looking for a Firewall Engineer with hands-on Palo Alto experience. The Firewall Engineer will be responsible for engineering, implementation, and support of security solutions for a Security Operations Center. Candidates must be able to obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance. Candidates provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Firewall Engineer Responsibilities:

– Gap assessment and analysis of security solutions and recommendation of improvement initiatives.
– Implementation of scalable, redundant, and reliable firewall solutions.
– Security hardening firewall configurations.
– Configuration management and control of architectural/design/functional configuration changes to firewalls.
– Firewall brake-fix troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and support.
– Firewall patch/upgrade monitoring, reviews, maintenance scheduling and deployment.
– Management of firewall operational and security audits logs.
– Definition, development, and configuration of firewall security and operational alerts, dashboards, and reporting.
– Monitoring firewall operations and security alerts and dashboards.
– Defining, implementing, and monitoring process/procedures for maintaining the lifecycle firewall policies and rules.
– Configuration, maintenance, and support of additional firewall services such as URL filtering, Malware Sandboxing Analysis, Threat Intelligence Feeds, Threat Prevention, User ID etc.
– Provide firewall log correlation support for emerging and retroactive security incident investigations.
– Support the integration with other security tools such IDS/IPS, SIEM, NACs, VPN etc.
– Define requirements and develop role-based Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) documents.

Firewall Engineer Qualifications:

– At least 5 years of hands-on experience in Network Engineering/Architecture.
– At least 5 years of progressive hands-on experience in implementation and support of firewall technologies.
– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related scientific or technical discipline.
– Must have current Palo Alto Certification (PCNSA or PCNSE)
– Hand-on experience with Palo Alto Panorama for centralized management of PANOS firewalls
– Self-starter, able to gather requirements, plan, execute firewall architecting and deployment efforts.
– Able to perform gap analysis and initiate and execute architectural improvements.
– Strong demonstrated experience with network security architecture, design, and implementation best-practices i.e., Defense-in-depth architecture, knowledge of emerging Zero Trust architecture.
– Hands-on experience with firewall architecture, design, and implementation.
– Hands-on experience with operational and security hardening configuration for firewall solutions.
– Hands-on experience with configuration management and change control for firewall solutions.
– Demonstrated experience with networking and switching protocols and infrastructure services, able to troubleshoot and identify DNS, DHCP, Wi-Fi protocols, NTP, SNMP, routing, switching, and firewall issues affecting connectivity of applications and services.
– Must have working knowledge and understanding of network infrastructure components such as Routers, Switches, IDS, IPS, NAC, VPN Gateways, Wireless APs etc.
– Customer-oriented with excellent issue follow-through and resolution abilities.
– Outstanding leadership and organizational skills.
– Utilize tools and analytical skills to plan and execute technical changes.
– Excellent written and oral communication, and presentation skills.
– Ability to effectively work both autonomously as well as on a team.
– Outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, self-motivated and excellent presentation skills.
– Hands-on experience with Juniper firewalls.
– CISSP, CompTIA Security +, CCNA/CCNP Security, Juniper JNCIP-SEC or relevant industry security certifications.
– Cisco CCNA or CompTIA Network + or relevant networking industry certifications.
– Experience in project task technical analysis, planning, and estimation.
– Experience with technology capabilities market research, technical analysis/review, and recommendation.
– Must be able to obtain a Public Trust.
– Must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

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