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Senior Security Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00577
Location: Houston, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 12/13/2017
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
  • 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

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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and work calmly under pressure.
  • Hands-on configuration and operational knowledge of Palo Alto Networks 3, 5 and 7k series hardware

Competitive and Peripheral Technology Experience
  • Check Point Firewalling technologies, DMZ design, proxy, stateful inspection, other.