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Senior Security Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00430
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 09/29/2017
Security Engineer will provide expert support, analysis and research into complex problems and processes relating to deployed Palo Alto equipment. Will serve as the technical expert on executive-level project teams within the customer providing technical direction, interpretation, and alternatives. This is a highly technical, hands-on role and 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.
  • Analyze logs and events from the solution and provide threat analysis reports.
  • 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.
  • Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to communicate to sr. leaders and technical peers
  • Minimum 2 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.
  • Ability to effectively manage many different tasks simultaneously.
  • Extensive background in internetworking, LAN, and WAN technologies required.
  • PCNSE 6.x or greater
  • Cloud first strategy. In the process of deploying our 7080 chassis at their Equinix colocation facilities for network segmentation between their internal network and AWS/Azure environment
  • Has deployed our VM series in AWS to support their "Developer Network” which is a group of individuals that need specialized access beyond COF's normal security controls.
  • Has deployed our VM series in AWS to frontend a couple of workloads including rsys.
  • Integration partners that are used are Splunk, PingID, Okta, VMWare, AWS, AirWatch, Aruba Clearpass

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.
  • Ability to thrive in a "Hands Off” casual culture
  • 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.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to real world scenarios.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and work calmly under pressure.
  • 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 other Vendor products and their operation.
  • Ability to create Palo Alto Network Custom App-IDs

Competitive Experience in the following:
  • Cisco experience in routing and switching and policy configuration
  • Experience with Checkpoint as that is what they are migrating from