Security Architect - Palo Alto - Managed Services

Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
to £70,000 plus bonus and benefits.
11 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Palo Alto Security Architect The Palo Alto Security Architect is accountable for providing high-quality security services to my client's 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 of my client's managed security products and services best address the gaps. The Architect will function in a delivery 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. Essential duties (includes soft skills): •The position is for a Palo Alto Security Architect. This is to be a person dedicated to this project. •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 Network 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. 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 oPerform Firewall Rules Reviews, Firewall Eng tasks and adhoc implementation (expertise in Palo Alto/CISCO ASA Firewalls, Checkpoint or similar platforms) oHands-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 oFirewall configuration oNetwork infrastructure routing configuration oNetwork and Host based Intrusion Detection Systems oNetwork-based Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS/Arbor) mitigation services oLog management services (ie. LogLogic) oWeb Application Firewalls (ie. Imperva) oThreat 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. This job was originally posted as

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