The Sr. Firewall Engineer is responsible for the configuration, deployment, and management of information technology security devices in a 24 X 7 X 365 environment. The Sr. Firewall Engineer is responsible for monitoring, configuration changes, accounts, and software updates for client IT security devices. The Sr. Firewall Engineer must be able to analyze, troubleshoot, and remediate issues with various IT security devices. The Sr. Firewall Engineer will work closely with other teams to ensure the availability and security of the client’s enterprise.

Key Responsibilities:

• Constant monitoring of IT security devices to include firewalls, intrusion detection/ preventions (IDS/IPS), data loss prevention (DLP), network access control (NAC), etc.
• Planning, deployment, and management of network security devices.
• Implementing a robust change management system.
• Creation of technically detailed reports on firewall block lists, device status, change management, hardware/software upgrades, and other areas.
• Analyze and evaluate anomalous network and system activity.
• Assist in troubleshooting and problem solving a wide variety of client issues.

Basic Qualifications:

• U.S. Citizenship required, as ability to obtain an interim clearance quickly is required.
• Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
• Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Top Security Clearance
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.
• DOD 8570 Compliance, or the ability to quickly obtain the security certifications: Security+, and CEH.
• Minimum of five (5) years managing information technology security infrastructure.
• Knowledge in the following technologies: Firewalls, Data Loss Prevention, VPN, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, Network Scanning and Compliance, Network Access control, and Advanced Persistent Threat Prevention.
• Experience in performing infrastructure support at an enterprise level.
• Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge of computer security concepts.
• Demonstrated ability to document processes and procedures.


Preferred Skills/Experience:

• Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) is required, with other relevant technical certification with a major firewall vendor (Juniper, CISCO, Palo Alto) preferred.
• Prior experience with IT security devices such as Source Fire IDS/IPS, Check Point Firewalls, Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway, Symantec DLP, Nessus, Juniper SSL-VPN, and Fore Scout (NAC) preferred.
• Additional technical certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA, CCNP), etc.
• Experience in IT security device management.
• Experience with change control policy and procedures.
• An understanding of DOD information assurance policy and regulations.

Professional Skills/Required Skills:

• Initiative and a personal interest in Information Technology Security.
• People skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with various clients with the ability to explain and elaborate on technical details.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent problem solving skills.



Email Eileen Norton, Technical Recruiter, Network Security Systems Plus, at eileen.norton@nssplus.com