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Senior Security Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00224
Location: Newport Beach, California
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 05/28/2018
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
  • Consult and guide customer on security best practices and act as Trusted Advisor for client
  • Analyze logs and events from the solution and provide threat analysis reports, providing input and direction as applicable
  • Build custom security policies and application signatures
  • Interact with the 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
  • Work with sales account team to help formulate technical strategy to address customer business needs
  • Support direct manager in managing business needs through weekly reports and Quarterly Business Review
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to communicate to sr. leaders and technical peers
  • Minimum 2 years of 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
  • Proven project leadership experience; ability to drive organizations and resources to complete required tasks in service of end goals

Specific Experience Requested
  • 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.
  • Migrate legacy Cisco hardware to Palo Alto Networks platforms, specifically PA-5200 series in an HA configuration throughout 4 data centers.
  • Apply Next Generation technology to better control external traffic using Global Protect, UserID, AppID, Security Profiles while leveraging existing infrastructure.
Competitive Experience in the following:
  • Experience in routing and switching and policy configuration
  • NSX knowledge required
  • Experience in managing system