Job Description :
Title: Sr. Security Engineer
Location: Houston, TX
Position: 6 Months Contract to hire
Interview: Skype/Phone/Face to Face

Job Description:
Minimum of 10 years of experience working in a large complex Check Point firewall distributed environment.
A background with Utility or large Finance companies a plus.
The Ideal candidate should be able to support all aspects of firewall administration. To include: hardware, software, encryption, VPN, IPS, DLP and day-to-day operations of firewall rule sets.
Hands on knowledge on Check Point firewall upgrades from IPSO, SPLAT to GAIA and VRRP to ClusterXL
Experience with Dynamic Routing Protocols: OSPF, BGP & RIP
Strong understanding of IPv4 and subnetting
Should have excellent troubleshooting skills on all aspects of firewall and network related operational issues.
Should be familiar troubleshooting firewall issues using from the CLI using tcp dump, Wireshark and fw monitor
Experience in performance tuning and optimization of Check Point firewalls and firewall policy’s
Good knowledge on overall Network security products and technologies.
Experience with Implementation and build of Check Point firewalls from scratch
Experience working on Firewall Rule base analyzers and optimization approaches. Basic understanding and exposure to at least one of the firewall rule base analyzers for example: Tufin SecureTrack
Prior experience with IT security systems such as Source Fire, Blue Coat, Symantec, McAfee Nessus and Juniper preferred.
Familiarity using change and configuration management tools for example: Service Now, Service Desk, Remedy, etc.
Knowledge and understanding of global security policies
Coordinate deployment of network security infrastructure with other members of IT organization.
Ensure that excellent customer service is being provided to project teams on a consistent basis.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are required due to the dynamic nature of discussions with customers, vendors, and other engineering and product teams

Detailed understanding of the following technology:
Check Point firewall management via Provider-1
Check Point VSX
Check Point GAIA, IPSO & Secure Platform
Check Point Site-to-Site VPN
Cisco ASA/PIX site-to-Site VPN
Cisco routers and switches
Juniper Firewalls and IDP
Blue Coat Proxy
McAfee Web Gateways
Integration with monitoring and configuration management tools, such as Spectrum, eHealth and Splunk

Required Certifications:
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) Certification.
Candidates with these additional technical certifications are preferred: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)