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Network Security Engineer

  • Location: Irving, 75063
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 2 months ago

Position: Network Security Engineer
Location: Irving, TX
Term: 9 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Key player on a team responsible for all aspects of Network Security within the company.
  • SME in some domains but are expected to have full professional knowledge of security concepts and company objectives to resolve a wide range of issues in effective and sometimes creative ways, in all the following domains.
  • As an advanced engineer, you are expected to do these things with little technical direction and with only general guidance on new assignments:
  • Firewalls and network filters, in both Enterprise, Stores, and cloud networks
  • Intrusion Prevention policies
  • Site-to-site and remote-access VPN connectivity
  • Network Access Control
  • Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (to include multi-factor authentication)
  • Web access proxy servers and URL filtering
  • DNS Security
  • Threat research, vulnerability remediation, and creation of compensating controls
  • Network Security policy creation, exception documentation and approval
  • Provide suggestions to team lead/manager in creating your professional development and training plan.
  • Prioritize taskings and projects assigned based on importance to accomplishment of business objectives. Occasionally assist junior teammates with maintaining proper prioritization.
  • Solve diverse and complex issues where analysis of situations and data requires in-depth evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Provide escalation support and technical guidance to teammates in areas where you are a SME.
  • Work on projects assigned to you, in effort to advance partnership opportunities between Network Security team and other business areas.
  • Work with senior engineers to define network security requirements for current and future state end-to-end architectures and platforms to advance security controls and the security posture of the business.
  • Assist senior engineers in collaborating with development and engineering teams to prioritize security risks, provide mitigation or remediation recommendations, and implement compensating controls.
  • Perform network security architecture and third-party risk management reviews.
  • Perform network security platform testing, vulnerability remediation, and operating system hardening to reduce attack surface.
  • Assist in performing proof-of-concept testing for network security solutions under consideration for purchase and implementation.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining network security policies, standards, processes, and workflows.
  • Work with senior engineers in identifying network security products and technologies that can enhance client’s mission by providing appropriate protection for all data on the network or sent or received to/from various public or private clouds, or the Internet at large.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • 5 years of related experience with bachelor’s degree.
  • At least one Entry-Level Vendor Certification in the Network Security arena (Cisco CCNA/CCNP Security, Juniper JNCIA-SEC/JNCIS-SEC, etc.).
  • Experience with Juniper Firewalls and the Juniper application "Space" to support the project.

Even better if you have:
  • Master’s degree.
  • 3 years of related experience with master’s degree.
  • ???????At least one Non-Entry-Level Vendor Certification (Palo Alto PCNSA/PCNSE)
  • At least one Entry-Level Vendor-Neutral Certification in the Information Security arena (GICF, GSEC, CISA, CEH, etc.)

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

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