Job Description :
Immediate need for a Firewall Engineer with experience in the Financial Industry.
This is a 12+ Months contract opportunity with long-term potential located in Plano, Tx/ Richmond, VA. Please review the job description below.

Job ID: 19-12810

Job Description:
- Knowledge of how to configure, support, and troubleshoot Checkpoint firewalls and Palo Alto firewalls
- Checkpoint Certified Systems Administrator (CCSA) certification or equivalent knowledge (firewall operation, how to interpret firewall logs, Network address Translation), site-to-site IPSec VPN connections
- Checkpoint Certified Systems Engineer (CCSE) certification or equivalent knowledge
- Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) certification or equivalent knowledge
- Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification or equivalent knowledge
- Solid understanding of firewalls
- Experience troubleshooting firewalls
- Experience using network management tools and packet captures to resolve operational issues
- Solid understanding of routing and switching
- Basic knowledge of incident management, problem management, and change management best-practices
- Strong verbal and written communication skills due to the need to communicate extensively with remote team members and vendors
- A bias toward action, along with an internal drive for continuous improvement
- Ability to prioritize, execute tasks, and make sound decisions in high pressure situations
- A passion for teamwork, collaboration, and keen attention to detail
- Strong customer service orientation
- High degree of self-motivation and self-direction
- Ability to work in a fast paced, often changing environment, and find your own path in ambiguous situations
- Experience working with a large geographically distributed network environment.
- Experience in F5 Load-Balancer (LTM, GTM, RTM)
- Experience in Symantec (BlueCoat) proxy
Minimal travel (10%) required. This position is an operational role. As such, periodic late night maintenance work and participation in an on-call rotation will be required.

Basic Qualifications:
- High school diploma, GED/equivalent certification or military experience
- At least 2 years of experience in a network security infrastructure support role
- At least 2 years of experience in packet capture tools such as wireshark and tcpdump
- At least 2 years of experience configuring, supporting and troubleshooting Checkpoint firewalls, including site-to-site IPSec VPN connections and Network Address Translation (NAT)

Preferred Qualifications but not Mandatory:
- Associates degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
- 4 years of experience in a network security infrastructure support role
- 4 years of experience in packet capture tools
- Network+ certification
- Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification
- Checkpoint Certified Systems Administrator (CCSA) certification
- Checkpoint Certified Systems Engineer (CCSE) certification
- Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) certification
- Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification

Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
- Firewall, Checkpoint/Palo Alto.