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Sr. Firewall Engineer

Posted 5 months ago

  • Job Ref: 188023

Terrific Long-Term Contract Opportunity with a FULL suite of benefits!

Come work for an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services on an overall mission to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives.

Position: Sr. Firewall Engineer
Location: Minneapolis, MN, 55413
Term: 3 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

The primary role of the Senior Firewall Engineer is to provide technical expertise and direction in developing, implementing and supporting technology solutions to meet/exceed the business/network security and IT RASS (Reliability, Availability, Scalability and Security) requirements
Operational duties include troubleshoot technical problems through collaboration with other team members and vendors.  Implement processes and respond to requests for network infrastructure access, translate business requirements into network or process designs. Plans and recommends platforms (appliance/physical/virtual), systems management software and next generation network/security capabilities. Evaluates and recommends new products, maintains knowledge of emerging technologies from application to enterprise. Monitors firewall performance, ensures capacity planning is performed and is proactive in assessing and making recommendations for improvement. Performs troubleshooting procedures and designs resolution scripts. May take on role of Subject Matter Expert (SME) for special enterprise wide assignments.


Is this a good fit? (Requirements):


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience highly desired


  • 7+ years experience installing, monitoring and maintaining firewall solutions including policy design and implementation. 
  • 5+ years experience evaluating and designing firewall solutions for technology projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of next generation related technologies and practices, including: creating/implementing firewall/network security /pushing policies, data packet flow, encryption, segmentation strategies, vulnerability management, secure remote access, and B2B set-up.
  • Strong/diverse technical background in firewall, network security, enterprise networking, compute, storage, operating systems, database technologies, and desktop operating systems. 


  • Highly recommend that Sr. Firewall Engineers have a current network certification (CCNA equivalent)



  • Demonstrated experience contributing and collaborating effectively as an informal leader in a high-functioning team. 
  • Effective organizational, analytical and independent problem solving skills.
  • Successful experience coordinating and completing multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines.
  • Strong presentation skills with experience addressing and interfacing with executives and technical staff.
  • Experience working in the healthcare services industry or other highly regulated/compliance oriented environments.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance issues. 
  • Experience with ITIL Framework.
  • Experience with Service Now.