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IT Network Specialist

  • Location: Scottsdale, 85254
  • Salary: $58 - $62 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 9 months ago

Senior Advanced IT Network Specialist
Location: Scottsdale, AZ / Hybrid schedule
Contract: Long term


 As the Senior Advanced IT Network Specialist, you’ll implement, support, monitor, and troubleshoot network issues being physical or virtual network infrastructure components and coordinate with team members and/or vendors. We’ll ask that you participate as an active team member and to be knowledgeable within the different elements of the networking environment.

  • Expert level of support with Panorama as the primary implementation and configuration platform.
  • Help manage and maintain the code levels and revisions as Palo Alto content updates.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on Palo Alto firewall security with expertise in at least one of the leading cloud platforms:  AWS or Microsoft Azure.
  • Write work instructions on best practices for firewall operations including implementation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Utilize automation components such as Python, Ansible, PAN-OS, API scripting, etc.
  • Be familiar with Syslog server technologies as a troubleshooting tool such as Splunk.
  • Support proof of concept and production deployments of cloud technologies including various integrations of third-party solutions.
  • Help manage and support an existing rollout of Aruba next-gen technologies
  • Develop on-premises and cloud platform-specific security policies, standards, and procedures for management group and account/subscription management and configuration (e.g. Azure Policy, Azure Security Center, AWS Config), access control, firewall management, auditing and monitoring, security incident and event management, user and administrator account management, access controls and password management.
  • Perform on-premises and cloud orchestration and automation (Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)) in single and multi-tenant environments using tools like Terraform, Ansible for PAN-OS, etc.
  • Provide technical support for on-premises and cloud-native network security services and resolve service-related issues through research, troubleshooting, and working with the greater team as well as third party service providers.
  • Support and enable junior team members across both technical and management leadership capacities.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or equivalent plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
  • Experience configuring Palo Alto Firewalls. Experience in network implementation on any combination of AWS and or Azure platforms.
  • Working experience in the following:
    • 2+ years of hands-on technical experience with AWS or Azure cloud platform in security or infrastructure implementation and operations.
    • 2+ years of hands-on technical experience with infrastructure systems in networking using at least one of the following:  Cisco, Aruba, Nexus, Juniper, Palo Alto.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re a top 15 U.S. IT staffing firm and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

For hourly W2 contract roles, MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options. Please see for more information. For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits will be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.

Motion Recruitment Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Veterans/Disability/Women. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.