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Network Security Engineer
Ref No.: 16-01820
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Client name: Maryland Judiciary, Administrative Office of the Courts Department of Procurement, Contract & Grant Administration
Duration: 1 Year
Location: Maryland Judiciary's JIS Department located at 2661 Riva Road, Suite 900, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Rate: Open
A candidate with hands-on (mid-expert level) experience with:
  • Complex switching, routing, wireless, software defined networking - Cisco
  • Firewalls - Cisco (ASA) and Palo Alto
  • Network Access Control - Cisco Identity Services Engine (Client), Access Control Server (Client), ACLs
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention – Palo Alto, Cisco, scripting, regular expressions
  • Content Filtering – Palo Alto, Trust wave
  • Reverse Proxies, Load Balancing - A10, Cisco, F5
  • Remote Access solutions – Cisco and Palo Alto VPNs, IPSEC, SSL
  • Two-factor authentication solutions - (RSA)
  • Authentication standards - (802.1x) in wired and wireless applications
  • Scalable routing protocols - (EIGRP, BGP)
  • Enterprise Data Center - Cisco SDN ACI
  • Certificate Management - PKI
  • Packet/Protocol Analysis – Opnet, Riverbed, Wireshark, taps
  • Vulnerability Management – Nessus, NMAP, Windows, Unix, Linux OS
  • Centralized Management – Panorama, Solarwinds
  • A Palo Alto Certified Network Security Engineer Certification (required).
  • Industry leader's networking certification of professional level (required).
  • Cisco System Professional Level Certification (preferred).
  • College-level degree in IT related field (required).
  • At least 10 years of relevant IT work experience with at least 8 years of experience in networking/security field.
The Resource will be responsible for leading, scheduling and overseeing the activities with other team members to resolve problems and requests in a timely and accurate fashion.
Duties include:
  • Configuration, installation, testing, deployment, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, and documentation of network security, utilizing industry best practices for security, disaster recovery and business continuity, change control and client support Assisting in creation of robust network designs Act as the primary point of contact and lead security engineer for implementations and provide ongoing support and maintenance.
  • Pro-actively identify organization's requirements, and help design, and engineer implementations that best serve the needs.
  • Perform project-based engineering, design, installation and troubleshooting of data security networks.
  • Provide assessment, design and implementation services of data and secure networking environments.
  • Develop comprehensive graphical and text-based design documentation and effectively manage the implementation process from design to acceptance.
  • Assist internal groups through capacity planning, maintaining, monitoring and review of secure data communications networks.
  • Lead migrations or assist in a team of engineers who will migrate traditional/legacy network security platforms to current/next generation technologies, and expose customers to the full life-cycle of defense in depth solutions.
  • Assist network engineers in troubleshooting critical problems or threat remediation relating to network security products.
  • Work with the engineering team to successfully implement configuration guidelines, change management, and standard operating procedures for secure network solutions.
  • Lead, schedule, provide guidance and coordinate the activities with other team members to resolve end user problems in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Generate weekly status reports including project progress, key milestones and tasks accomplished, etc. Host weekly status meetings/calls with team or on as needed basis.