Job Description :
Checkpoint Firewall
Plano, TX
6+ months contract / Long term
Around $48/hr on c2c /1099
Client open for Fulltime also for visa independent consultants


Mandatory skills:
Support existing enterprise firewall infrastructure and collaborate with the security engineering team for the implementation and integration of any new enhancements made to existing security solutions in support of improving overall enterprise security.
Analyze firewall rules to categorize / prioritize FW rules and recommend remediation action plans based on customer ''s Application type and Domaioundary environment
Covering all aspects of firewall administration such as hardware, operating system, tunnel encryption, VPN, day-to- operations of firewall rule sets.
Perform ticket queue monitoring, resolution and prioritization.
Knowledge on Version Upgrade and HFA installation
Should carry excellent troubleshooting skills on FW operational issues.
Should be familiar troubleshooting firewall issues using the CLI mode [ Familiarity using the tcpdump, packet capture and using wireshark packet analyzers while troubleshooting issues]
Knowledge on Performance tuning, Rule base optimization
Good knowledge on overall Network security products and technologies.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are required due to the dynamic nature of discussions with customers, vendors, and other engineering and product teams

Preferred skills:
Preferred knowledge on Implementation, Build of firewalls from the scratch especially checkpoint gateway firewalls.
Security Certifications CEH, CCSA,CCSE or CCSP.
Experience working in a large complex Checkpoint environment (complex financial environment preferred
Checkpoint VSX and Provider 1 experience
Experience working on firewall Rulebase analyzers and optimization approaches. Basic understanding and exposure to at least one of the firewall Rulebase analyzers for ex: Tufin SecureTrack, FireMon policy management, Algosec firewall Rulebase analyzer or Skybox assure.
Familiarity using the change and configuration management tools for ex: HPSM. Remedy systems, etc.
Preference would be given to candidates working on latest Checkpoint vendor products and in a distributed environment [ For ex: Checkpoint 41K or 61K appliances ]

Job Responsibility:
Implementation and troubleshooting regular firewall connectivity issues [L2 and L3 escalated issues].
Candidates should hold experience on latest Checkpoint vendor products and in a distributed environment.