Network Security Engineer

Description Contract-to-hireONLY US CITIZENS PLEASENo 3rd PartySubvendor submissions Workers will likely be 100 remote and will have to travel to Client site occasionally near Washington D.C. The Network Security Engineer will be responsible for implementation and administration of network security hardware and software, enforcing network security policies and compliance requirements. The role is expected to contribute to documentation and adhere to SLA targets and requirements. The daily duties include hands-on troubleshooting, interfacing with clients and associates as needed to resolve complex cases, maintaining and patching managed security platforms. Specific installation tasks could include Physically install and connect firewalls and other security appliances Install latest vendor-approved stable OS on appliances Create virtual firewalls with appropriate configurations and policies Configure remote access VPN functionality Configure site-to-site VPN functionality Configure firewall interfaces, network configurations, access control lists and policies, routing, remote access (VPN) and next-generation firewall feature sets implementing best practices Integrate firewall with FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, FortiAuthenticator and other Fortinet products as required Configure high availability Configure SIEM Integration Provide direct technical support including Basic troubleshooting on the full range of Fortinet products Collection, analysis and change recommendations of configuration information Collection and analysis of customer network information Collection and initial analysis of packet trace information Recommend corrective actions based on analysis Provide customer education where needed due to gaps in networking, product knowledge Consultation of technical documentation, bulletins and release notes for known problems Reproduction of customer environments on lab equipment Follow up on technical cases including proper escalation and management of the case Manage customer communications and expectations until the closure of each case Additionally, similar expertise and experience with the Palo Alto suite of products is highly desired Job Skills Required Experience in a technical support role in a networkingsecurity company or equivalent education Strong understanding of TCPIP, routing protocols, L2L3 switches Experience with security products firewalls, IPSec, IDSIPS, Anti-Spam, virus scanning Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills Extensive working knowledge of Windows, UNIX or Linux Previous Managed Security Service (MSS) experience, supporting security products is desirable. Strong English skills both written and verbal. Educational Requirements Bachelorrsquos degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is desirable Certifications Fortinet NSE4 and higher certifications strongly desired Palo Alto Broader security certifications a plus

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