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Firewall Network Engineer

Location Louisville, United States
Posted 21-January-2019



Position: Network / Firewall Engineer



Location: Cedar Rapids, IA



Duration: Contract to Hire





Job Description/Job Duties: Our Global client is looking for a Network Engineer, focused on firewalls, to join their Data Center Firewall team. This is a newly created team and the team is responsible for the implementation, and operations, of firewalls across the entire clients global network. A focus of this role will be migration/conversion to Palo Alto Firewalls. This role will include troubleshooting incidents, providing escalation support for Level 2 Operations and providing problem resolution. Stays current with IT and business expectations and industry best practices. Recommends new technologies as they relate to the business strategy. Continuously supports department in day to day tasks while coaching/mentoring less experienced team members. The team is based in the data center in Cedar Rapids, IA.






What youll be responsible for:


(Daily) - Firewall migration to Palo Alto firewalls Advanced firewall change request fulfillment and troubleshooting. Troubleshooting and response to network incidents and problems including afterhours support via on call rotation. Working with our internal customers to gather complex network requirements to be used in creating highly reliable and scalable networking designs. Produce detailed design documents such as Visio diagrams, IP spreadsheets, device descriptions and narratives Provide Tier III support for the enterprise IT network Correlate detected network events to identify potential problems or root causes Assist application and system owners in troubleshooting problematic network dependent applications Participate in projects that involve existing network infrastructure as required Participate in a formal incident rapid response process for high priority incidents Collaborate with the team to ensure that an incidents underlying problems are managed and resolved Implement network change in the context of incident resolution, problem management and service requests Be aware of and follow existing network management change procedures Provide training to team members on an as-needed basis Work outside of normal business hours when required (scheduled maintenance, outage response, last minute urgent requests) Assist with network documentation tasks



(Business Objective) - Our global client is looking for additional expertise to join their Firewall team. A major initiative of this team will be conversions to Palo Alto.





(Overall Years of Experience) - 5+ years in firewall technologies, preferably Palo Alto, but other products like Cisco, Checkpoint can be considered. 4+ years of progressive experience in networking and network security, including VoIP, advanced firewall, VPNs, enterprise routing and switching 5+ years in enterprise network design, implementation, and operations 4+ years in BGP and OSPF (Technical Experience): Senior level network documentation skills including experience with MS Visio Expert level of familiarity in implementing and troubleshooting firewall technologies Professional level understanding of TCP and UDP including the ability to identify root cause of illusive problems through packet capture analysis. Professional level understanding of TCP and UDP including the ability to provide insightful analysis based on packet captures. Extensive experience implementing and troubleshooting highly available firewall clusters Expert understanding of IPsec VPNs as well as real world implementation and troubleshooting experience. Expert understanding of popular network communications protocols such as DNS, RPC, HTTP etc. Expert understanding of routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF as well as real world implementation and troubleshooting experience. Professional level understanding of MPLS networks and Layer3 VPNs (Education Required) - Bachelors degree in computer science field or equivalent experience with implementation project activities (Certification Required) - Engineer level certifications equivalent to Palo Alto PCNSE preferred (Location) - Cedar Rapids, IA





Eight Eleven Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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