Job Details

Sr Firewall Engineer (Network Security)


AMS Staffing, Inc.


Germantown, MD 20875


Please send resume in word format to BKAPPER@SATTEL2.COM should you be interested in the following full-time, permanent position. Our client is looking for a Senior Firewall Engineer with a salary between 120-160K. This position will be on-site in Germantown, MD. If you are not interested but know of someone that may be, please pass this along.

All candidates must be receptive to a Drug test, Background investigation and DOE security processing.

Once a candidate accepts a position the following waiting times will come into play before they can start:
Top Secret - 30-45 days

Description of Duties:
Builds, designs, tests and deploys perimeter security systems to include firewalls and proxy devices.
Responsible for firewall rule changes by process that includes analysis of the request, security recommendation, change control documentation and obtaining approval, and implementation.
Facilitates system implementation planning, providing review of firewall rules and security risk analysis.
Conducts troubleshooting of firewall and network application issues, providing root cause determination and recommend resolution options. Manage vendor ticket, information gathering, and troubleshooting in the event of a platform issue.
Plans, documents, and implements hardware and software refresh and upgrade of Palo Alto perimeter devices.
Conducts periodic firewall rule set review and auditing for standards and use.
Competence with Linux and firewall command line interfaces.
Creates and maintains standard operating procedures and guides for new and/or existing perimeter hardware and software.
Attends weekly teleconferences, onsite meetings, and participates in working groups, as related to constant changing security environment.

Required Education/Experience:
Bachelor degree in a computer science/computer engineering related discipline or 10 years of work experience.

Required Experience/Skills/Attributes:
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: Palo Alto Firewalls, Cisco ASA/FirePower, Checkpoint, Netscreen.
Experience supporting the configuration and maintenance of Firewall/DMZ infrastructure including Network and Application Firewall Packet Filtering technologies.
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.
Experienced with network monitoring devices such as HP Openview, Nagios, Zenoss, NeuralStar or other similar monitoring tools.

Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:
Certifications: CISSP, CCNP Security, PCNSE, Network+, Security+, CEH, ITIL (r) Foundation certification

Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, and excellent written and oral communications
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
Top Secret
No Traveling
Minimum Experience Required:
10+ yrs experience
Job Category:
IT - Security
$150,000 and above annual salary
Referral Bonus Comments:
If you know of anyone, we'll pay you $1,000 referral fee should they be hired and stay employed for at least 90 days.
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