Sr. Engineer, Network Security Operations

Fort Worth, TX

Onsite  -  IT - Infrastructure / Network / Systems  -  Contract  -  Job ID: 24-00524

Title: Sr. Engineer, Network Security Operations
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Duration: 1 year contract with extension (ongoing)
Compensation: $70-72
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the U.S.
Skillset / Experience:
This job is a member of the Information Technology Team within the Information Technology Division.
You'll be working on technologies like Next Generation Firewalls, Cloud managed networks, and Public Cloud.
What you'll do
• Be part of the Network Operations Center, providing troubleshooting support for complex hosting and enterprise network environments, participating in rotational on-call support
• In addition, this position will help to design, implement, and troubleshoot network security systems, application systems, and resolve routing/switching or other networking issues as they arise.
• Addressing incoming firewall, ACL, and VPN requests and provide customer troubleshooting and support as required.
• Perform periodic updates, patches, and firmware upgrades for Palo Alto and Cisco devices to ensure optimal performance and security
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into effective security policies and rules within the network security environments
• Ability to bring new ideas and architect new solutions for hardware, software and technology innovations to help improve overall efficiency Turning up VPN and configuration changes
• Produce and update technical documentation and diagrams supporting Engineering and Operations teams as part of project deliverables
• This position will balance time working with Network Engineering, Network Architecture, Network Operations, Project Leads and vendors.
• Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in Fortinet and Cisco technologies, industry trends, and emerging security threats to enhance our network security posture continually
• Based in Dallas/Fort Worth area, onsite 3 days a week, occasional business travel

All you'll need for success
Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
• 5-10 years of experience as a network infrastructure/Security engineer in a network operations role.
• Experience troubleshooting Palo Alto/Cisco Firewalls and VPN.
• Able to communicate with non-technical customers to identify and troubleshoot issues.
Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
• 10+ years of experience as a network infrastructure/security engineer or administrator.
• Palo Alto/Cisco Firewall.
• Experience working in a large enterprise network environment in a network operations role.
• In-depth knowledge of ospf/bgp routing protocols.

All you'll need for success
• Extensive knowledge of TCP/IP and WAN/LAN networking using Cisco IOS and Meraki based switching, routing and wireless technologies or equivalent
• Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience of routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, ability to design and troubleshoot both small and large installations
• Strong Experience working with platforms like Cisco IOS and/or Aruba OS
• General knowledge of Public Cloud Platforms like Azure, AWS and GCP
• Experience of working with Palo-Alto and Cisco ASA firewalls to isolate issues
• Extensive knowledge of firewall and network security rulebase and IDS design using products such as Paloalto, Cisco ASA, or equivalent
• Ability to identify underlying causes of business issues and recommend appropriate corrective action or problem resolution
• Extensive knowledge designing and maintaining a cloud virtual network within a major cloud provider such as AWS or Azure, including maintaining connectivity and migrating existing physical workloads
• Extensive knowledge automating network implementations and maintaining systems via Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Shell scripts
• Experience designing and maintaining both Site-to-Site and user based VPN technologies utilizing IPSec or SSL
• Experience and understanding of load balancer technologies such as F5 or other software based such as Nginx
• Experience managing public internet connections and perimeter for redundancy and security
• Experience with working in a virtualized compute environment such as VMware ESXi and NSX-T
• Knowledge of designing authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) environments such as Cisco ISE
• Experience with Software defined networking designs and implementations utilizing VXLAN, and a thorough understanding of traffic tunneling technologies
• Understanding of Web Proxy and PAC file configuration
• Experience of working with network monitoring tools (SNMP, NetFlow, Telemetry)
• Understanding of Load-balancing concepts including on-prem and cloud LBs
• Experience of TCP/IP Packet analysis to help identify issues (tcp-dump/Wireshark)
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with a keen desire to learn and expand depth of knowledge
• Ability to thrive in a sense-of-urgency environment and leverage best practices
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to adapt to changing priorities and work environments
• Understands enterprise level change management processes to make network changes
Preferred Licenses & Certifications
• PCNSE, Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer
• CCNP- Security, Cisco Certified Network Professional Security
• Cloud Certificates like Associates or expert
Our benefits package includes: (EXCLUDE on perm placements)

  • Comprehensive medical benefits
  • Competitive pay
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • …and much more!

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