Firewall SME

Washington, District of Columbia
Sep 12, 2023
Oct 12, 2023
Full Time
Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Analyzing current enterprise Firewall ruleset
  • Standardizing and developing new Firewall object group naming conventions
  • Coordinating across teams to implement thoughtful consolidation and reduction of Firewall Rule Sets
  • Implementing security hardening configurations in alignment with government and industry best practices
  • Upgrading and refreshing Firewall infrastructure
  • Performing day to day operations of agency Firewall infrastructure
  • Monitoring and analyze Firewall system logs
  • Respond to service requests for Firewall Rules Changes
  • Respond to network and security incidents, providing logs and other forensic data to incident response teams.
  • Working with agency engineering teams to develop and design future Firewall architecture for agency.
  • Assist the agency by recommending and implementing improvements and policies across the enterprise

  • 3 years relevant experience to include the following:
    • Experience configuring Cisco ASA Firewall ACLs, Security controls, and Network Object Groups
    • Experience installing and deploying Firewalls (preferred)
    • Working knowledge of Information Assurance Best Practices
    • Working knowledge of routing and switching technologies, i.e., routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP), spanning tree, VRRP, etc.
    • Working knowledge of government security regulations, guidelines, and policies is preferred.
    • Experience analyzing Firewall rulesets, network objects, object groups, etc.
    • Experience implementing government and/or industry best standards including deny by default firewall policies.
    • Experience cleaning up firewall rules and standardizing object/rule naming conventions.
    • Implementing restrictive, deterministic firewall rule bases
    • Working knowledge of the installation, configuration and day-to-day sustainment of network equipment, to include but not limited to: firewalls and other network appliances
  • Preferred Qualifications: Five (5) years relevant experience to include the following:
    • Working knowledge and understanding of industry standard network environments to include firewall and security hardware/software
    • Working knowledge of Information Assurance Best Practices
    • In depth knowledge of LAN and WAN operations
  • Must have an active Secret clearance

  • CCNA or CCNP (Preferred)
  • Comp TIA Security + CE (Preferred)


We are seeking a Firewall SMEsupporting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) in Washington, DC.

TekSynap is a fast growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. "Technology moving at the speed of thought" embodies these principles - the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Additional Job Information

  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Develop Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Type of environment: Office
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday - Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must have an active Secret Clearance


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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