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SENIOR FIREWALL ENGINEER

Washington, DC · Information Technology
NorthHill Technology Resources has an immediate need for a Senior Network Security Engineer to support a new effort with a Federal Agency in Washington DC.  This role requires strong knowledge of Cisco Appliances and Firewalls.



VPN
/Firewall Engineer
The Sr. Security Network Engineer will be able to design, implement and operationally support security infrastructure projects utilizing the breadth of Cisco Networked devices including Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus services.   Strong knowledge of IPv6, Cisco ISE, and ASA’s. Perform Project Management functions to include the development of a project plan in compliance with the customer’s SDLCM. Work to collect requirements from the diverse customer base, perform the appropriate analysis, develop the strategic roadmap, and all associated documentation.  Off-hours work will be required.
Responsibilities:
·       Provide a high level of technical understanding for problem solving and troubleshooting
·       Interact with Hardware and Software vendors to address issues when necessary
·       Use escalation standards and personal judgment to ensure timely resolution of problems
·       Provide training and support to employees when necessary
·       Accept and resolve escalated trouble tickets from Service Desk
·       Work On-Call shift rotations with other members of the department
·       Deployment and Troubleshooting of network equipment such as Cisco routers, switches,
·       Deployment and Troubleshooting of Remote Access Solutions (Cisco Anyconnect and Cisco ASA’s, Cisco ISE)
·       Deployment and Troubleshooting of site-to-site VPN’s using Cisco ASA’s
·       Deployment and Troubleshooting of security product suite including WSA, StealthWatch, Splunk, and IPS
·       Generate Build of Materials, Cost Estimates and Solution recommendations
·       Manage Firewalls, maintain firewall policy, and provide security configurations recommendations
·       Respond to cyber incidents as defined in incident response SOP’s.
·       Other duties as assigned.
 
 
 
 
The Ideal Candidate will possess the Following Additional Education and Experience:
·       Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Network Engineering, Telecommunications, or Computer Science required, equivalent years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree
·       At least seven (7) years’ experience working in the communications/cable/IT industry required
·      CCNP Security Certification is preferred
·       Strong background with Cisco ISE, ASA, VPNs, Anyconnect Remote Access solution with a minimum of 5 years’ hands on experience
·       Experience with Cisco hardware and software (Cisco Switches, Routers, IOS) (6500’s, 4500’s, 2960’s, 3850’s, Nexus 7000’s, 9300’s, 5525, 4125, ASA’s, FSMs, ISE)
·       Experience with Windows, Windows Server, Linux and Unix (Solaris) OS
·       Understanding of TCP/IP, VLANS and routing protocols(EIGRP, OSPF, BGP)
·       Experience with Cisco Wireless, VOIP, and Video Networks
·       Understanding of IP services (DHCP, TFTP and DNS)
·       Organizational Skills (ability to organize large amounts of data in a logical manner)
·       Excellent Troubleshooting Skills and usage of tools such as ping, telnet and trace route
·       Strong communication skills are required
·       Excellent documentation skills are required
·       Ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical executives and managers
·       Competent administrator of mixed-technology solutions
·       Act as part of a structured operations team in support of resolving technical issues
·       Availability to troubleshoot and resolve issues during off-work hours and/or extended hours when outages or projects required 

 Additional Requirements:
·       Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust - Moderate Risk security clearance
·       United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency
 

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