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Network / Firewall Engineer - Palo Alto
Ref No.: 18-00182
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Position Type:Contract
Our Telecommunications client is seeking a Firewall/Network engineer to help manage their Palo Alto firewall. The Firewall and Network Support Engineer will work with the client's Cloud Solutions Engineering team to ensure proper connectivity between AWS account resources and other corporate resources, to assist in the implementation of new network configurations, and to understand and help communicate network changes as they occur, and in the management of Palo Alto firewalls. Competitive candidates are familiar with IP networking, stateful and stateless firewalls, AWS networking and administration, Palo Alto firewalls, and have supported internal clients in a help desk or other support position. This position provides a great opportunity to work with seasoned experts in networking, AWS, and system administration to learn a variety of technologies and concepts in depth, including network design, security, and connectivity, as well as infrastructure as code best practices using technologies such as Terraform, AWS, TCP/IP networking and advanced routing, and more, in a large enterprise environment.


. Support internal clients by consulting on and solving network connectivity issues, adding/modifying NAT entries and firewall rules to enable connectivity
. Assists with network configuration support, and in capturing and documenting client requirements
. Works with clients to ensure they have correctly completed data flow diagrams to provide correct network connectivity
. Works with internal security teams to lock-down any vulnerable paths into or out of the network
. Leverages knowledge of IaaS concepts, including virtualization, software defined networking (AWS VPC or other), and containers
. Other tasks and duties as assigned, relating to network engineering, and client support

Required Skills:

. Palo Alto Next Generation Firewall experience or certification
. Familiarity with traditional networking concepts, tools, best practices, and troubleshooting
. Basic understanding of BGP dynamic routing
. Basic AWS console use (VPC, EC2)
. Proficient use of Linux command line
. Proficient knowledge of TCP/IP networking
. Good communicator and team player
. Experience working with multiple internal clients

Beneficial Qualifications:

. AWS command line or AWS SDK/API use
. AWS Certified Advanced Networking
. Use of REST APIs
. Python, Ruby, or Go programming
. Basic experience with Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform, Cloud Forms, or AWS Cloud Formation
. Advanced TCP/IP networking
. Network and application security
. Basic understanding of Docker/Kubernetes containers network model

Elliot Parauda

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