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Sr. Firewall Engineer

Scottsdale, AZ

Posted: 06/06/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 24-00260

Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Firewall Engineer (Telework)

Position Details:
  • Expert level of support with Panorama as the primary implementation and configuration platform.
  • Help manage and maintain the code levels and revisions as Palo Alto content updates.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on Palo Alto firewall security.
  • Write work instructions on best practices for firewall operations including. Implementation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Be familiar with Syslog server technologies as a troubleshooting tool such as Splunk.
  • Support proof of concept and production deployments of cloud technologies including various integrations of third-party solutions.
  • Develop on-premises and cloud platform-specific security policies, standards, and procedures for management group and account/subscription management and configuration (e.G. Azure Policy, Azure Security Center, AWS Config), access control, firewall management, auditing and monitoring, security incident and event management, user and administrator account management, access controls and password management.
  • Provide technical support for on-premises and cloud-native network security services and resolve service-related issues through research, troubleshooting, and working with the greater team as well as third party service providers.
  • Support and enable junior team members across both technical and management leadership capacities.

  • A bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or equivalent plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience;or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

Working Experience:
  • 2+ years of hands-on technical experience with infrastructure systems in networking using at least one of the following: Cisco, Aruba, Nexus, Juniper, Palo Alto.
  • Experience with configuring Palo Alto Networks Firewalls as well as the centralized management system (Panorama) to manage large scale firewall deployments.
  • Experience in building, configuring, and troubleshooting Palo Alto Firewalls should include checking server and firewall logs, scrutinizing network traffic, establishing and updating virus scans, troubleshooting, analyzing and resolving security breaches and vulnerability issues.
  • Hands-on experience with Zscaler, (ZPA and ZIA).
What You Bring:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field;or equivalent plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience;or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in a single network domain and fully understands process applications within domain of expertise.
  • Expert knowledge of a second network domain and the interconnections within the enterprise.

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with Netscalers.
  • Experience with previous cloud migrations is a plus.
  • Experience with AWS or Azure cloud platform in security or infrastructure implementation and operations.
  • Experience with JSON, Python, XML and ability to write cloud automation scripts desired.
  • Certifications such as: Palo Alto, CCSP, AWS Certified Security, Microsoft Azure Security, Azure Security Engineer Associate, Cisco CCNA, Aruba, etc.
  • Experience with IP networking, VPNs, DNS, load balancing and firewalling concepts.
  • Experience with Splunk, Remedy or Service Now ticketing systems.
Degree Requirement:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field;or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience;or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. Citizenship is required.

This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Joe Fisher
Technical Recruiter

I am a seasoned Technical Recruiter and retired U.S. Army Human Resources Specialist with two decades of experience building high-performing teams within government and defense; holding active Secret Clearance. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for directing the full recruiting cycle while providing the optimal candidate and stakeholder experience, as well as for building robust candidate pipelines and relationship networks to proactively meet hiring and staffing needs.

Currently, I am a Technical Recruiter with Contract Professionals Inc. I conduct full cycle recruiting, sourcing specialized engineering and IT positions for civilians and veterans, while piloting the successful placement of qualified candidates into approved government projects and programs. In addition, I liaise with senior leadership, business partners, and hiring teams to ensure the company’s recruitment support structure is driving the business forward with minimal expenditures.

Colleagues describe me as a loyal, progressive, driven, down-to-earth, strategic and innovative recruiting expert who can be relied on to offer superior human resources solutions for complex corporate challenges.

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