Position: Network Security Engineer
Location: Columbia, SC 29210
Term: 6 months
Responsible for implementation and administration of network security hardware and software, enforcing network security policies and compliance requirements.
Contribute to documentation and adhere to SLA targets and requirements.
The daily duties include hands-on troubleshooting, interfacing with clients and associates as needed to resolve complex cases, maintaining, and patching managed security platforms.
Specific installation tasks could include:
o Physically install and connect firewalls and other security appliances.
o Install latest vendor-approved stable OS on appliances.
o Create virtual firewalls with appropriate configurations and policies.
o Configure remote access VPN functionality.
o Configure site-to-site VPN functionality.
o Configure firewall interfaces, network configurations, access control lists and policies, routing, remote access (VPN) and next-generation firewall feature sets implementing best practices.
o Integrate firewall with Forti Manager, Forti Analyzer, Forti Authenticator, and other Fortinet products.
o Configure high availability.
o Configure SIEM Integration.
o Basic troubleshooting on the full range of Fortinet products.
o Collection, analysis and change recommendations of configuration information.
o Collection and analysis of customer network information.
o Collection and initial analysis of packet trace information.
o Recommend corrective actions based on analysis.
o Provide customer education where needed due to gaps in networking, product knowledge.
o Consultation of technical documentation, bulletins, and release notes for known problems.
o Reproduction of customer environments on lab equipment.
o Follow up on technical cases including proper escalation and management of the case.
o Manage customer communications and expectations until the closure of each case.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Fortinet NSE4 and higher certifications.
Broader security certifications.
Experience in a technical support role in a networking/security company or equivalent education.
Strong understanding of TCP/IP, routing protocols, L2/L3 switches.
Experience with security products firewalls, IPsec, IDS/IPS, Anti-Spam, virus scanning.
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
Extensive working knowledge of Windows, UNIX, or Linux.
Previous Managed Security Service (MSS) experience, supporting security products.
Strong English skills both written and verbal.