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Job Description:

Senior Firewall Engineer
Location: Springfield, VA
Clearance: Secret with the ability to obtain a Top Secret

Our client is hiring a Senior Firewall Engineer to support the Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM). This program supports IRM users globally across the enterprise on a 24x7x365 basis and requires a team oriented systems administrator with a focus on problem solving, standardization, and service availability.

The Senior Firewall Engineer will provide general engineering support to multiple firewall and perimeter security systems and devices. The well qualified candidate will possess and apply comprehensive knowledge regarding perimeter security devices. The candidate must be capable of Planning and leading the testing, implementation, and maintenance of perimeter security technologies and devices. The candidate must be capable of evaluating performance results, performing risk assessments, and recommending changes affecting perimeter security configuration/implementations. This position may be supervisory. The position will be based on the client site in Springfield, VA and provide perimeter security protection to over 80,000 customers globally.

∑Build, design, test and deploy perimeter security systems.
∑Directs compilation of records and reports concerning perimeter operations and maintenance to analyze the performance of perimeter security systems.
∑Provides input to the problem management process, including assessing and evaluating software and hardware anomalies. Supports the root cause analysis efforts to determine problems and develop remediation activities. Interfaces with vendor support service groups to ensure proper support during outages or periods of degraded system performance.
∑Manages the transition to operations of perimeter security devices.
∑Collaborate with Cross-Bureaus and Agencies to implement network changes as it relates to perimeter security
∑Supports the configuration testing of replacement perimeter devices
∑Plans, documents, and implements hardware and software refresh
∑Create and Maintain standard operating procedures and guides for new and/or existing perimeter hardware and software.
∑Attend weekly teleconferences, onsite meetings, and participates in working groups, as related to constant changing security environment.

∑Active Secret Clearance with ability to obtain TOP SECRET clearance
∑Bachelor degree in a computer science/computer engineering related discipline
∑8-10 years IT network engineering support experience (Tier II, Tier III, network infrastructure implementation and maintenance)
∑Expert experience in one or more of the following security devices: McAfee StoneGate,FortiGate, BlueCoat Proxy, CISCO ESA, Palo Alto firewalls, and A10 Proxy, Panorama management console
∑Experience supporting the configuration and maintenance of Firewall/DMZ infrastructure including Network and Application Firewall Packet Filtering technologies (McAfee Stonegate, Security Appliances, Juniper)
∑Firsthand experience in developing and providing quality assurance review of engineering change orders relating to the replacement or enhancement of perimeter security hardware and software
∑Experienced with performing root cause analysis, risk identification, and risk mitigation
∑Expert knowledge in configuring Cisco switches
∑Experienced with network monitoring devices such as HP Openview, Nagios, Zenoss, NeuralStar or other similar monitoring tools

Desired Qualifications:
∑ITIL ģ Foundation certification
∑Certifications: StoneGate Firewal/VPN Architect Certification, StoneGate Management Client (SMC) Certification, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Network+, Security+
∑Familiarity with DoS environment (data and voice networks, IT security systems, policies and procedures), Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs), Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAMs)
∑Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, and excellent written and oral communications.

Job ID 8286
Job Title Firewall Engineer, Sr.
Job Location Springfield, VA
Contract Pay Rate 125000.00 - 150000.00
Annual Pay Rate -
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