Our valued professional services client is looking for a Senior Network Security Engineer to support policy changes and the development of training materials for Palo Alto Firewalls!

Initial 8-month contract with strong probability of extension. % remote contract (in Central Timezone). 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday.

Responsibilities

  • Design, configure, and deploy Palo Alto Networks firewall solutions to meet the organization's security requirements. Develop comprehensive firewall policies and rulesets based on best practices and security standards.
  • Manage and maintain Palo Alto Networks firewalls and Panorama infrastructure, including upgrades, patches, and performance tuning.
  • Support the integration of Palo Alto infrastructure with Splunk SIEM
  • Collaborate with the incident response team to develop and refine incident response procedures.
  • Conduct periodic reviews and audits of firewall configurations to ensure compliance and adherence to security policies.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to other IT teams and stakeholders regarding Palo Alto Networks firewall-related issues.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in firewall technologies and best practices.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of firewall configurations, policies, and procedures.
  • Generate regular reports on firewall performance, security incidents, and compliance status for management and regulatory purposes.
  • Partake in projects and collaborate with cross-functional teams, including network engineering, system administration, and cybersecurity, to integrate Palo Alto Networks firewall solutions seamlessly into the organization's infrastructure.

Must-Have Skills

  • 5+ years of experience as a Network / Security Engineer in designing, implementing, and managing Palo Alto Networks (PAN) firewall solutions in enterprise environments.
  • Knowledge of Palo Alto Wildfire configuration and management.
  • Proficiency in configuring and troubleshooting Palo Alto Networks firewalls, Panorama management platform, and related security technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Algosec Firewall Management
  • Solid knowledge of networking protocols (TCP / IP, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, routing, etc.) and network architecture principles.
  • Experience with scripting and automation tools (e.g., Python, PowerShell) for firewall administration and management.

Nice-to-Have Skills :

  • Relevant Palo Alto Networks certifications such as PCNSA (Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator) and PCNSE (Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer)
  • Demonstrated understanding of Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL)
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