Senior Firewall Engineer

McLean, Virginia

Post Date: 05/04/2017 Job ID: 22993 Industry: Information Technology

We are looking for a Firewall engineer for our direct client located at Manassas, VA. Interested candidate may submit the resume in word format. Qualified candidate will be contacted the next day.   Secret Clearance required. 

Description:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience configuring and administering firewall technologies including but not limited: carrier class Checkpoint Firewalls; Barracuda Web Application Firewalls (WAF); and FireMon Security Manager.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of security operations, including firewall rules and security policies.
  • Strong networking ability and knowledge of firewall platforms to assist in rapid identification and isolation of issues during incidents and outages.
  • Collaborates to design, plan and implement new firewall architectures, upgrades and features as necessary.
  • Assist in the administration of all Information Security firewalls. Performing updates, upgrades, policy administration and validation.
  • Engineer will assist in reviewing and implementing customer changes consistent with existing policies.
  • Engineer will review and update documentation to ensure consistency with current procedures.
  • Manage and tune additional software blades associated with firewall architecture. (IPS, URL, Application Control, AV, Advanced Malware detection).
  • Regular review of Web Application Firewall (WAF) events to identify anomalous behavior.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours to support outage resolution, planned maintenance or to implement an upgrade.
  • Perform other official duties as assigned.

Requirements 
  • Bachelor’ s degree in computer related field plus 5 years of professional experience or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and advanced knowledge of security systems analysis, testing, and documentation;
  • Knowledge of virtual environments, network operating systems, mobile device environments, and data encryption methods;
  • Demonstrated expertise in communication protocols, network operating systems, servers, firewall implementation, IPS/IDS systems, and advanced malware detection systems;
  • Must be able to multi-task and work independently on moderate to complex assignments using independent professional discretion and judgment as well as transition quickly between projects with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with elected officials, senior staff, information systems professionals, and technical and non-technical users;
  • Ability to comprehend and integrate complex computer technology and software into an effective information systems security program.
  • Must have the ability to verify the solution meets the requirements;
  • Unless otherwise stated, a minimum of a Secret security clearance preferred,
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, users, contractors, and vendors; and
  • One or more of the following preferred (CISSP, GIAC, EnCE, CCE, CEH).
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