Senior Firewall Analyst / Check Point Engineer Level II


On Site
Full Time


Basic Qualifications: Minimum knowledge

Job Details

Please Note: The client is looking for Candidates Local to MD.

Description of Work:

Our Client is seeking a Senior Firewall Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Woodlawn, MD.
The qualified applicant will become part of our Client's Health Systems Management operating unit, which focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients. The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail.

  • Provide technical analysis in network security planning, engineering, and design.
  • Service as the enterprise expert in cross-functional discipline of enterprise network and cyber security infrastructure.
  • Provide analysis for implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to network security problems.
  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and cyber security hardware and software interconnection and
    interfacing, such as routers, firewalls, and Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention devices.
  • Coordinate third-party maintenance for network and cyber security equipment. Troubleshoot problems with department users and department network administrators.
  • Validate enterprise-level network security design, newly released equipment software and operating system for vulnerabilities and deficiencies.
  • Provide specifications and detail schematics for unified network architecture of the enterprise.
  • Provide daily monitoring/detection of potential performance/throughput issue and develop risk mitigation solutions.
  • Provide guidance to team members and provide status metrics to Government customer and Federal management.
  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems.
  • Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.
  • Design, test, and implement state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and database products, including design of high-level dashboards, using data feeds from different network tools.


Basic Qualifications:
Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

  • Bachelor?s Degree and 9 years of relevant cyber security experience, or Master?s Degree and 7 years of relevant cyber security experience, or PhD with 4 years of relevant cyber security experience, or 13 years of relevant cyber security experience in lieu of degree.
  • Should Possess active (expert-level) firewall certification: Check Point Security Expert (CCSE).
  • 7 years of experience with Check Point Security Appliance products especially with Check Point next generation firewalls such as Maestro.
  • 6 years of experience performing security functions on network devices, appliances, and security tools.
  • 7 years of experience in demonstrates the skill and ability to translate security mandates and guidelines such as NIST 800-series into operational functions.
  • 6 years of experience with listing and listing using network security tools and devices.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

  • 2 years of experience with virtual Check Point firewalls.
  • 2 years of experience with Skybox tool.
  • Should Possess Active (expert-level) firewall certification: Check Point Security Master (CCSM) or higher.
  • Prior experience supporting the Federal Client or similar government agencies.
  • Knowledge of business processes supporting IT programs, networks, and/or cybersecurity programs.
  • Knowledge of technologies, networking principles, data flows, workflows, and IT reporting.
  • Knowledge of network security tools.