Firewall Security Design Engineer / Architect - Palo Alto

c£70,000 plus bonus and benefits
16 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Firewall Security Design Engineer / Architect - Palo Alto


The Palo Alto Security Architect is accountable for providing high-quality security services to my client (a leading Managed Services provider) customers. The candidate will have responsibility to review a large enterprise customer`s IT infrastructure, learn the full range of security services offered by my client`s security practice, and recommend which managed security products and services best address the gaps.

The Architect will function in a delivery/architecture capacity and is required to advance their skill set in order to provide relevant expertise to customers. Consultants provide services in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: system architecture & design, system administration, application development, security, database administration, and networking.

Technical Skillsets:

- Familiarity with scripting, ability to review and analyze security events and alerts and provide customer with a high level summary of any ongoing or potential threats across the following
- Perform Firewall Rules Reviews, Firewall Engineering tasks and adhoc implementation (expertise in Palo Alto/CISCO ASA Firewalls, Checkpoint or similar platforms)
- Hands-on experience on Palo Alto modules (IDS/IPS/Wildfire/Site-to-Site VPN support, URL Filtering, Threat Protection: Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Vulnerability Protection, Data Filtering (DLP), QoS, Policy Based Forwarding, SSL Decryption , DoS Protection, Zone Protection, Dynamic Block Lists, Certificate Management, Netflow)
- Provide scripting knowledge and technical configuration guidance across
- Firewall configuration
- Network infrastructure routing configuration
- Network and Host based Intrusion Detection Systems
- Network-based Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS/Arbor) mitigation services
- Log management services (ie. LogLogic)
- Web Application Firewalls (ie. Imperva)
- Threat management services
- Familiarity with the security incident response process
- Work with the managed services teams and research required security patching for Windows, Linux and VMware (ESX) servers
- Coordinate with managed services teams for scheduling and maintenance windows for firewall rule changes, patch management and other security tasks.
- Perform OS hardening reviews (Windows/Linux/UNIX) and recommendations.
- Maintain documentation around the various security services and related site specific procedures.
- Review and update Security Policies and Procedures on an on-going basis.
- Attend client and internal status meetings and perform reporting
- Provide technical guidance to help assist with adherence to industry standard practices/compliance
- Assist with any additional internal and external audits.

Essential duties (includes soft skills):

- Should be effective with customer-facing and set and manage expectations with client stake-holders and team members.
- Demonstrated ability to make and take responsibility for decisions on major technical issues
- Thorough knowledge and experience with security standards (Security architecture analysis, Security Administration and Palo Alto/CISCO Firewall Engineering).
- Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to present to a variety of external audiences, including being able to interact with senior executives.
- Excellent written communication.
- Resilience and ability to handle stressful situations effectively while managing several tasks
- Communicate with the client regarding pertinent information security issues and provide periodic security posture updates.
- Architect complex IT hosting solutions by providing security subject-matter expertise in a consultative manner.
- Experience with reading and interpreting Level 2 and Level 3 networking diagrams.
- Ability to work within a defined change management process and willingness to participate in periodic after-hours scheduled maintenance.
- Ability to work in a self-directed manner and demonstrate initiative.

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