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Senior Firewall Engineer

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Mastech Digital, Inc. Germantown , MD 20874

Posted 3 months ago

Location: Germantown, MD Job Code: 173814 Posted: Sep 20, 2018 Description:

Mastech Digital provides digital and mainstream technology staff as well as Digital Transformation Services for leading American Corporations. We are currently seeking a Senior Firewall Engineer for our client in the Federal domain. We value our professionals, providing comprehensive benefits, exciting challenges, and the opportunity for growth. This is a Contract position and the client is looking for someone to start immediately.

Duration: 6 Months Contract

Location: Germantown MD

Compensation: Best Market Rates

Role: Senior Firewall Engineer

Primary Skills:

Role Description: The Senior Firewall Engineer would need to have at least 5+ years of experience.


  • Manage and maintain the configuration/availability and system lifecycle of all key perimeter/internal firewall devices.

  • Respond to incident escalation requirements from security tools and support SOC functions.

  • Evaluate, architect, implement, and support network security appliances and systems tools and services.

  • Deployment/upgrade of network security operations supported equipment.

  • Monitor and investigate network security and system events to preemptively determine attack.

  • Collaborate with technical teams to identify, resolve, and mitigate vulnerabilities.

  • Support hardware and software upgrade program for the security services provided.

  • Firewall policy development and maintenance.

  • Monitor and support host-based and network-based intrusion detection/prevention services (HID/PS, NID/PS) and/or Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) in a distributed global environment.

  • Review and translate gigabytes of raw security logs in support of maintaining security services and in support of network security as a whole.

  • Manage Proxy Architecture.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.

  • Current Top Secret or DOE Q Security Clearance a nice to have.

  • Advanced knowledge of Networking protocols and firewall security principles.

  • Five (5) to eight (8) years of prior hands-on experience in the following: Managing enterprise Firewall/Security environments Palo Alto Networks, Cisco FWSM, Cisco ASA firewalls, PCAP.

  • Demonstrated ability to: Differentiate between a significant event, a true positive, and a false positive.

  • Proficiency with TCP-IP and IPv4; IPv6 desired.

  • Experience working in a customer service cyber security environment.

  • Excellent verbal, written communication and technical writing skills.

  • Must be motivated and able to work independently.

  • In depth knowledge of Network Security Architecture.

  • Extensive experience with the OS Linux.

  • Scripting experience for firewall log and IPS review and audits.

Skills Preferred:

  • Previous System Administration experience.
  • GCIA (Certified Intrusion Analyst), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), or similar certification.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Information Technology or another related field

Experience: Minimum 5+ years

Relocation: This position will not cover relocation expenses

Travel: N/A

Local Preferred: Yes

Recruiter Name: Akansha Goswami

Recruiter Phone: 877.884.8834 (Ext: 2156)

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Senior Firewall Engineer

Expired Job

Mastech Digital, Inc.