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Palo Alto Network Engineer - REMOTE

  • Location: Austin, 78711
  • Salary: $52 - $62 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 25 days ago

Our client is a part of a leading global healthcare company through the delivery of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. Their commitment is to strengthen the patient healthcare journey with the patient in mind. If you want to be part of a team that creates access for efficiency and reliability for health, apply today.

Position: Network Engineer 

Location: Remote

Term: 6 Months

This role will work 2 weekends a month (most likely 8 hours). If you work a weekend, you are expected to be off during the week for the same amount of hours.


  • Experience with configuring Palo Alto Networks Firewalls as well as the centralized management system (Panorama) to manage large scale firewall deployments
  • Palo-Alto firewalls configuration and administration across global networks for providing IPS/IDS Experience with HP ClearPass or related Network Access Control solutions.
  • Work experience with NAT/ACLs, AAA, Layer 2 Security, Layer 3 Security, IPS/IDS, Cryptography, Site to Site IPsec and remote access VPN.
  • Experience in building, configuring, and troubleshooting Palo Alto Firewalls should include checking server and firewall logs, scrutinizing network traffic, establishing and updating virus scans, troubleshooting, analyzing and resolving security breaches and vulnerability issues
  • Network Security Device Configuration of Firewall Rules, QoS Rules, User ID agents, Policies Packet Capturing.
  • Experienced in migration of configurations between firewall vendors.
  • Knowledge on mitigating various attacks and auditing of firewall rules to find control failures.
  • Strong understanding of routing protocols, BGP, OSPF & EIGRP
  • Provide as-built documentation for projects
  • Responsible for fulfilling project management role as required.
  • Develops, documents, and publishes project plans for large projects as designated by manager.
  • Provides management with a status of work in progress on a frequency defined by management.
  • Ensures all work is performed to meet standards and requirements.
  • Complies with all appropriate policies, procedures and safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Computer sciences or similar vocations generally obtained through completion of a four year Bachelor's Degree program, technical vocational training, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Normally requires a minimum of eight (8) years directly related and progressively responsible experience.


  • Expert knowledge of LAN/WAN
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective team leader and decision maker
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to prioritize workload and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Good group presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

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

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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.

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