Cyber-Network Firewall Specialist

cisco security, asa, firepower, firewall administration, network security, network protocols, ccna, ccnp
Contract W2, 12 Months
$60 - $70
Work from home available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

Principal Purpose of Position:

  • Examines design and operational effectiveness of Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Performs existing firewall rule review and optimization
  • Documents key network communications thru firewalls
  • Upgrades and installs new Cisco Firewall and Intrusion Detection technology
  • Assists with design of new internal network topology, flows, and planned system isolation using firewalls
  • Performs daily network security operations duties including handling service requests associated with firewall rule changes, network intrusion detection signature updates, and Cisco ASA software upgrades
  • Updates standard operating procedures and as-built documentation
  • Provides network security technical assistance for IT projects intended to enable or advance business initiatives

Education and/or Training:

  • Cisco Security technology (ASA and Firepower)
  • Firewall Administration and Operation
  • Advanced understanding of information technology
  • Advanced knowledge of network security best practices
  • Advanced knowledge of network protocols (e.g., TCP/IP) and secure communications
  • Familiarity with common hacking techniques (e.g., malware, phishing, etc.) and effective counter measures using firewalls

Relevant Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years of related experience administering firewall technologyHands-on experience using common network admin utilities and tools (e.g., Wireshark, tcpdump, Solarwinds, netflow, netstat, ipconfig, etc.)
  • Hands-on operation of cybersecurity infrastructure (e.g., Firewalls, Intrusion Detection, Proxies, DNS, etc.) and configuration experience
  • Installation and Operation of Cisco ASA (required) and Firepower (desired)

Planning/Organizing/Managerial Knowledge:

  • Multi-task and manage demands of multiple projects, incidents, and tasks
  • Meet deadlines and manage changing priorities
  • Perform effectively both independently and in a team environment

Communicating & Influencing Skills:

  • Strong collaboration skills and comfortable working in a team environment
  • Manages stressful situations associated with cyber-attack
  • Influence fellow technical staff regarding security, compliance, and risk
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
  • Perform research and communicating findings to technical and non-technical audience

% of time Accountability/Activities Impact/Results Expected

  • 70% Perform project related firewall/NIDS design and deployment Successful upgrade and installation of security infrastructure (firewalls and IDS)
  • 20% Assist with daily network security operations post-change Ensure minimum disruption as a result of firewall and intrusion detection change
  • 10% Assist with efforts to improve control design, operational effectiveness, and service delivery quality Lower likelihood of harm from cyber-attack and compliance failure

** This position is on-site 5 days/week. 

** Those authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.s.  Candidates must be able to come onto our W2, no third parties. 

Posted By

460 South Lewis Road, Suite 201 Royersford, PA, 19468

Dice Id : stratsw
Position Id : CT-812-CNFS
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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