Robert Half Technology Palo Alto Firewall Engineer in Plano, Texas

Sr. Firewall Engineer The Senior Firewall Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting the firewalls and security devices. The goal is to ensure the integrity of high availability security infrastructure in order to provide maximum performance and stability for critical applications and services. The Sr. Firewall Engineer is additionally responsible for providing guidance and mentorship to other Firewall and Networking members. Responsibilities: - Install, support and maintain firewall and other security hardware and software infrastructure according to industry best practices, including firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention devices, and VPN concentrators - Diagnose advanced problems and solve issues, often under time constraints - Subject matter expert for the firewall team and consult with other business units when necessary. - Monitors network performance and implements performance tuning when necessary. - Create and update documentation utilizing organizational standards to ensure retention and collaboration of knowledge - Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. - Manage firewall/security systems by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access. - Reporting firewall operational status by gathering, prioritizing information; managing projects. - Work closely with colleagues to meet team goals and improve processes and practices Requirements: - 3-5 years Firewall Troubleshooting and Support of multiple firewall and security vendor's solutions, including Palo Alto and Cisco ASA Firewalls - 3 years LAN/WAN Network Engineering Experience - Technical Project Management Experience This role is a Contract to Perm role. Must be eligible to work in the US Please contact with interest in this role

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Req ID: 04860-9500202819

Functional Role: Systems Administrator

Country: USA

State: TX

City: Plano

Postal Code: 75023

Compensation: $40.00 to $50.00 per hour

Requirements: Additional Skills/Experience - Intermediate to expert understanding of Cisco firewall and IPS configuration and maintenance. - Strong interpersonal skills - Problem Solving, firewall and LAN/WAN Knowledge - Mentorship skills and ability to coach other engineers - Comfortable documenting and explaining network topologies o Understand and diagram existing network and security infrastructure o Diagram, explain and plans for future upgrades - Network and Security Design and Implementation - Strong understanding of security equipment and operation o Intrusion Protection Services o Intrusion Prevention Systems o VPN Concentrators (User and site-to-site) - Network and Firewall Troubleshooting - Security Hardware Configuration - Network Performance Tuning - Technical Project Management - Knowledge in application transport and network infrastructure protocols (SSL/TLS, DNS, DHCP, NTP, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, CIFS, LDAP,EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, HSRP, IPSEC)