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Firewall Engineer 12776 in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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SUMMARY:  A large Houston energy company is seeking an experienced Firewall Engineer to join their team for a 6 month project with the strong possibility for extension.


The engineer is responsible for consulting, designing, and deploying cyber security technologies and solutions for the entire enterprise and for business partners. As a team member, you will use your infrastructure experience and cybersecurity knowledge to serve as subject matter expert and project consultant to improve or introduce new cybersecurity capabilities that protect the organization from external and internal cybersecurity threats. You will work closely with architects, business partners, and other IT and cybersecurity functions to solve difficult, rapidly changing security challenges all the way from the network perimeter and the cloud, up to and including the end-point device. Where new technologies are introduced, the Engineer will work closely with the Security Operations team to successfully transition to operations. 
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to: 
• Migrate from Cisco ASA firewalls to Palo Alto firewalls. 
• Develops and implements solutions and processes to maintain the reliability, effectiveness and efficiency of network security infrastructure components across the enterprise and associated process control environments. 
• Works with project managers, team members, architects, business units and other stakeholders to create agile solutions, identifying continuous improvement opportunities, creating new or improved processes and automation to support step changes in operational efficiencies. 
• Leads, provides subject matter expertise, and collaborates extensively with other IT asset SMEs in design, deployment and implementation of network security solutions by utilizing next generation security technologies and improving frameworks for controls and policies. 
• Collaborates with global business units to design and deploy network security solutions suited to their unique environments. 
• Analyzes network security needs and designs solutions that meet business requirements for protection, standardization, efficiency, scalability, supportability and cost-effectiveness. Contributes to lifecycle activities. 
• Transitions developed solutions to operations, including delivery of educational and training programs, and continues to provide Level 3 support. Collaborates with others to communicate change impacts to end users. 
• Follows standard change management processes and practices when introducing technical changes to the environment. 


 Technical knowledge and experience - The role requires demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with fundamental networking concepts and infrastructure components. Building on this knowledge to employ a breadth of security technologies spanning the following areas: 
• Network security - Secure network design, firewalls, proxies, remote access and third party connectivity, network data gathering tools, traffic analysis, Process Control Network Architectures, mobility devices, cloud access 
• Must have Cisco ASA Firewalls 
• Must have Palo Alto Firewalls 
• Panorama 
• Palo Alto Migration Tools  (or similar migration tool experience.)

- Preferred degree but not required if solid experience.