Firewall Engineer

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Sep 13, 2023
Oct 13, 2023
Full Time
Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Plan and deploy Enclave Boundary Defense systems and programs including firewall, proxy server and other devices and applications to all DTRA enclaves.
  • Plan and deploy De-Militarized Zones (DMZs) for each DTRA NTS managed firewall
  • Verify devices are configured in accordance with DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
  • Product lifecycle management and upgrades to include installation of hotfixes, patches, and any other features to improve product performance
  • Maintain all current applicable firewall and proxy appliance policies to include DoD, DISA, and DTRA
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a secure and effective means of remote access
  • Provide assistance to DTRA Operations, Engineering, and System Administration personnel in maintaining the firewall rule sets and provide advice on impact of requested changes to the firewall rules on the network and compliance with applicable DoD and DTRA policy
  • Review and resolve automated firewall log issues as to threats or possible compromises
  • Provide daily maintenance and support for all DTRA Enterprise Boundary Defense systems including monitoring system and log files
  • Review and resolve automated firewall log issues as to threats or possible compromises
  • Notify appropriate DTRA Information Operations personnel of possible threats or systems vulnerabilities
  • Respond appropriately to reported or identified incidents in accordance with the DTRA Information Operations Incident Response (IR) plan
  • Respond to incidents as directed in the IR plans and provides investigative and forensic assistance


  • 5-10 years IT experience with a minimum of 3-5 years of Palo Alto firewall experience; Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator certification highly preferred
  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance or SCI eligibility
  • Hold and maintain an active DoD 8570 baseline certification for IAT II
  • Experience with Active Directory, certificate management, and Wireshark


We are seeking a Firewall Engineer to support our Prime Contract at Fort Belvoir, VA.

Candidates must possess active Top Secret Clearance and DOD 8570 IAT II

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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The safety and health of our employees is of the upmost importance. Employees are required to comply with any contractually mandated Federal COVID-19 requirements. More information can be found here .

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: Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Type of environment: Office
  • Noise level: Low
  • 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.


US Citizenship

TS 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.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. TekSynap does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

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