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Senior Security Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00419
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 09/26/2017

Our client is re-architecting their security posture focused on network segmentation and requiring the replacement of edge and core devices with Palo Alto Networks. The Resident Engineer (RE) will provide expert engineering, support, analysis and research into complex problems and processes relating to Palo Alto Networks equipment. The RE will function as the Palo Alto Networks products Subject Matter Expert (SME) and will interact directly with the customer's personnel. The RE will serve as the technical expert on executive-level project teams within the customer providing technical direction, interpretation, and alternatives. The RE contributes to the development of new principles and concepts, works on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious. This is a highly technical, hands-on role and the RE will be required to develop and maintain an expertise on the products and solutions deployed within the Customer's network. ¿

General Responsibilities:

  • Work full-time at the customer site.
  • Migrate firewalls to Palo Alto Networks
  • Segment the network for increased security
  • Install, configure and operationalize advanced Palo Alto Networks features including new version 8 features, Global Protect and Traps
  • Build custom security policies and application signatures.
  • Interact with the Palo Alto Networks TAC to troubleshoot and diagnose cases.
  • Mitigate web-based threats in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the Palo Alto Networks solution and provide guidance on code upgrades, etc.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to communicate to sr. leaders and technical peers
  • Minimum 4 years experience managing security solutions in large environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of different security threats.
  • Strong understanding of core Internet protocols and applications.
  • Detailed technical experience in the installation, configuration and operation of high-end firewall appliances, ideally Palo Alto Networks products.
  • Strong TCP/IP networking skills.
  • Previous hands on experience with both Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks devices preferred
  • Ability to effectively manage many different tasks simultaneously.
  • Extensive background in internetworking, LAN, and WAN technologies required.
  • PCNSE 6.x or greater

 Specific Experience & Qualification:

  • Expert level relationship management, communications skills and interpersonal skills to manage face to face communications on a daily basis with multiple levels of customer management and engineering staff across multiple departments within the host company in a responsible and professional fashion.
  • Expert level troubleshooting methodology to isolate and identify configuration, design, and software anomalies; ability to clearly articulate findings in written and verbal communications with development level engineering staff.
  • Self-starter, team player, personable, enthusiastic, hardworking, and enjoy interfacing with customers on a day to day basis.
  • It would be a plus to have hands-on configuration and operational knowledge of Palo Alto Networks advanced feature sets (app-Id, user-id, all subscriptions, credential theft prevention)

 Competitive Experience in the following preferred:

  • AWS and Azure experience - virtual firewalls are smaller part of design