Role Title: Network Security Engineer 4 (Palo Alto Network Security Engineer)
Work Location: Windsor Mill, Maryland
Start date: 10/01/18
Emphasis of the position will be on high-level technical consulting business requirement analysis, network security requirement analysis, Endpoint Profiler solution evaluation, vendor product testing, system architecture development, technical writing, strategic planning and providing expert technical advice to Government executives. The resulting security solution will be deployed enterprise-wide, for both Internet and Intranet environments. The subject network is of unprecedented scale; 3 data centers, 1,500 field offices, 2,000 MPLS routers, 4,000 LAN switches and 64,000 workstations. This is an exceptional opportunity for the successful candidate to apply their network security expertise to design and implement cutting-edge network access control technologies in a
Designs and plans new firewall and network security systems to protect the network from internal and external threats.
Evaluates potential network security products, technical solutions, and capacity requirements to meet business needs.
Tests network security design, newly released equipment software and operating system for security vulnerabilities.
Makes changes to mitigate the risk.
Reviews the customer's network and practices looking for opportunities to enhance network security functionality, performance and reliability by utilizing the proven secure security platform.
Provides specifications and detail schematics for network security architecture of the enterprise.
Analyze current security device configurations and determine implementation requirements.
Develops implementation strategies, plans and processes for a nationwide rollout/upgrade of the existing Firewalls
Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for administering the firewalls and Endpoint Profiler system
Upgrade configuration of existing server load balancing equipment to support new features and functions.
Provides daily monitoring/detection of potential treats and develop risk mitigation solutions
Configure and maintain Domain Name Server (DNS), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) servers
Provide third-level technical support and troubleshooting for critical network security problems
Develops documentation, including diagrams, standards, specifications and operating procedures.
Monitor for opportunities to enhance the customer network security performance or reliability.
Monitor for opportunities to improve the customer service delivery practices.
Provide guidance to team members and provide status metrics to Government customer and management.
Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.
Bachelors degree and 10 years of IT experience, Master's degree and 8 years of IT experience, or Doctorate and 5 years of IT related experience.
Public Trust Clearance (required prior to start). Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Position of Public Trust
US Citizen, Green Card/US Permanent Resident
Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE), Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) certified, network security control systems, LAN/WAN technologies
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