Senior Systems Engineer – Palo Alto

Location
Arlington, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 30, 2021
Closes
Aug 30, 2021
Ref
2597
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer – Palo Alto

Location: Rosslyn, VA

Position Type: Full-Time

Job Summary:

Working as part of a team, administers and manages Palo Alto firewall appliances in both unclassified and classified network environments. Also, is responsible for the architecture, implementation, maintenance, configuration and support of deployed Palo Alto firewalls in the enterprise architecture.

Essential Functions:
  • Deploy, design, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot and resolve issues with Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Maintain and manage border security systems, such as intrusion detection systems, and firewalls.
  • Support, monitor, and take care of existing configuration changes for Palo Alto Networks.
  • Configure and deploy security operating platform and maintain it.
  • Provides support, evaluation, and research into the deployed Palo Alto Next Generation appliances, including corresponding processes and problems.
  • Enforce security standards and best practices for all aspects of this client’s network and perimeter security platforms.
  • Develop, implement, and improve upon the enterprise security network segmentation strategy by updating or adjusting firewall policy rules and other security related constructs.
  • Assist in Information Management, which includes performing audits, surveys and assessments as well as maintain security-related procedures applied to new and ongoing projects, applications, and network services.

Required Experience:
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Experienced in MPLS, VRF, VPN, and network routing
  • Full understanding of IP network and security engineering experience including an understanding of IP routing, quality of service mechanisms, MPLS, and IPsec architectures
  • Knowledge of threat and vulnerability analysis, routing protocols, routing, intrusion detection systems, intrusion protection systems, Domain Name Service, or network traffic analysis
  • Clear and concise in verbal and written communications for explaining solutions to team members, program leaders & customers as well as end-users

Certification Requirements:
  • Possesses 8570 IAT Level II (i.e., CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE) certification; or be able to obtain certification within 90 days of hire.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Amazon (AWS) Cloud Practitioner certification
  • Possess a Palo Alto certification, such as a Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA), Palo Alto Networks Certified
  • Security Automation Engineer (PCSAE) or Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)

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