Network Security Senior Engineer

Freddie Mac
Reston, VA
Oct 11, 2019
Nov 02, 2019
Full Time
The Network Security Senior Engineer is an advanced level position within the Freddie Mac Network Security Operations team. This position is responsible for the day to day operations supporting a multi-region LAN as well as the datacenters, private clouds and public clouds that support the business units of Freddie Mac.

Your Works Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Support and Operations
  • Understand Business Requirements, participate in Requirements Analysis, support complete network and security solutions based on operational needs.
  • Support Network, Security and Voice standards, reference architectures and robust/scalable/secure Network, Security and Voice infrastructure, its outcome and ongoing results.
  • Provide technical guidance, develop design documents, perform product installation, upgrades and certification, implementation plan, deployment and troubleshooting support.
  • Work closely with technology and business stakeholders to understand goals, determine security requirements, design and implement solutions to meet business objectives, IT strategic initiatives, corporate and regulatory requirements.
  • Understand and advocate IT Security standards, reference architectures.
  • Support the security risk assessment of applications and infrastructure; including remediation of incident response, vulnerability analysis and threat intelligence.
  • Coordinate with Information Security team to ensure solution assurance and compliance to security policy, procedures, standards and baseline security configurations.
  • Stay current with developing technologies, emerging threat landscape and predict impact of changing technologies.
  • Ensure consistent delivery of superior technical solutions.
  • Communicate effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative technical solutions and strategies.

  • Some nurturing of junior engineers will be required
  • Support the retention and growth of existing talent
  • Strong communication to keep leadership informed and aware
  • Be a role model and technical mentor to the junior and midlevel engineers, work alongside of highly collaborative, open minded, technology savvy and dedicated team members.

  • Problem solving with repeatable processes
  • Develop SOP's and Runbooks to promote successful operations
  • Ensure processes reflect our technical obligations of system uptime and performance
  • Presentation of metrics and other attributes to convey accomplishments


  • Typically has more than 5 years of related experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in WAF - Imperva, AWS WAF, Akamai WAF
  • Possess strong knowledge of Firewall - AWS SG, Palo Alto Networks NGFW, Cisco ASA, Nokia Checkpoints, Tufin
  • Experience with NIDS/NIPS - Sourcefire, RSA Netwitness, etc.
  • Experience with DLP - Zscaler, Symantec
  • Advanced understanding of network technologies
  • Advanced understanding of segmentation of private and public clouds
  • Advanced understanding of DPI and other network security principals

Key to Success in This Role
  • Self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work & collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Sense of urgency and able to apply risk based approach to prioritize work.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, persuasively with technology and business stakeholders.
  • Motivated to learn new technologies and identify process improvements and efficiencies.
  • Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned objectives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Leadership: Set and execute upon a clear vision, strategy, and/or goals
  • Partnership: Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions
  • Drive for Execution: Focus on real results rather than the appearance of results

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • CCNA Security, CCNA Routing and Switching or other network based certifications
  • CISSP, CISA, CISM or other certifications
  • Experience with AWS, Azure and GCP network security fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes, Istio or other service mesh technologies

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.