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Principal WAF Engineer (Remote)

  • Location: Richardson, 75287
  • Salary: $65 - $72 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract to Hire

Posted 4 months ago

A global commercial real estate company is currently looking for a WAF Engineer to join their team on a contract-to-hire basis. In this role, you will utilize your extensive knowledge and expertise in enterprise-level security to effectively manage and minimize cyber security risks. Collaboration with various teams within the organization will be essential to integrate security processes, tools, and personnel seamlessly into the company's culture, thereby establishing a comprehensive security ecosystem. You will drive continuous improvements and ensure seamless global protection and monitoring capabilities. Additionally, you will take the lead in resolving complex issues and spearhead initiatives aimed at problem resolution. As a senior team member, you will contribute to the development of an innovative and agile mindset, focusing on iterative problem-solving approaches.

This is a fully remote role. 

  • Serve as a customer facing point of contact for the global WAF team
  • Coordinate implementation of WAF infrastructure with application teams
  • Deploy WAF standardized rulesets
  • Work with application teams to troubleshoot WAF rulesets and applications’ interactions with them
  • Deploy, configure, and maintain cloud native web application firewalls
  • Create project and implementation plans for team and customer efforts
  • Create WAF product documentation for internal usage
  • Provision WAF monitoring and reporting components on a per application basis

  • May lead members of a globally present DevOps team. Shape the direction of the team moving forward. May provide formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. May recommend staff recruitment, selection, corrective action and termination. May prepare and deliver performance appraisal for staff. May mentors and coach team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field of work
    • plus a minimum of 3 years related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience (equivalent work experience = 2 years’ of related experience for every year of higher level education).
  • Industry related certifications preferred such as CCSP, CCSS or cloud specific certifications
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud based WAF in Imperva, AWS and/or Azure.
  • Demonstrated experience writing and reviewing business, user, and non-functional/system level requirements
  • Comfortable dealing with stakeholders, developers, and architects during facilitated sessions and during the development lifecycle
  • Strong knowledge of system architecture and network applications
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience of advanced knowledge in security, application security, or network security.
  • Ability to positively engaged with the business at all levels
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex problems, manage and resolve in a timely manner.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities effectively.
  • Strong communication and conceptual skills with desire to share knowledge and cross-train.
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Familiarity with version control software
  • Familiarity with pull request style software development
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code such as Terraform
  • Experience with documentation and project management systems such as Confluence and Jira
  • Experience writing software in languages such as Python, Ruby, or Golang
  • Ability to solve advance problems with expert level analytical and quantitative skills 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate to a global audience 


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

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