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Senior Security Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00220
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 06/06/2017
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.

  • Industry Leader running Check Point software on Crossbeam hardware in the core of their data centers, looking to replace with HA pairs of PA-7050 (4x data centers)
  • Subsequent phase includes replacing Check Point hardware at remote/DIA sites with PA-5220 & PA-3020 hardware, also in HA configuration
  • Requirement to deploy next-generation security technology to better control traffic using User-ID, App-ID, Security Profiles, all in conjunction with SSL decryption, leveraging upgraded infrastructure
  • Integrate with existing cybersecurity solutions such as Tufin, Fidelis, QRadar and Splunk
  • Potential integration with MineMeld for enablement of Office365, and Remedy for ticketing

  • Someone who understands the existing firewall technology, which is Check Point and Crossbeam, such that they can accurately handle the migration of configuration
  • Someone who can communicate very well to describe to the immediate team and the wider organization how the configuration and migration is being performed to minimize risk
  • Someone who has a great logical troubleshooting mentality to be able to react quickly and accurately should any issues be encountered during migration change windows.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum 5 years experience with IDS/IPS solutions and technologies.
  • Minimum 3 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 specifically HA PA-7000, PA-3000 and PA-5000 series
  • Experience with Checkpoint technologies, any Checkpoint Crossbeam to Palo Alto migration experience would be ideal
  • Strong TCP/IP networking skills.
  • Extensive background in internetworking, LAN, and WAN technologies required.

Competitive Experience:
  • Cisco - experience in routing and switching and policy configuration
  • Fidelis, Check Point & Crossbeam - experience in security configuration, IDS/IPS
  • F5 - experience in DDoS mitigation
  • Crossbeam, BlueCoat, & Check Point - Firewalling technologies, DMZ design, proxy, stateful inspection
  • ESXi VMware technology