Firewall Engineer in Raleigh, NC with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 10/22/2019

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Job Number: 34967

Firewall Engineer

Job Description:

Our client is looking for a Firewall Engineer to join their team! As a Firewall Engineer, you'll be responsible for the configuration, deployment, and management of our client's firewall solutions in a 24 x 7 x 365 environment. Additionally, you'll assist in monitoring, configuration changes, accounts, and software updates within the environment. This is a full time, direct hire position based in Raleigh, NC.


  • Act as a subject matter expert for next generation firewall solution.

  • Maintain overall firewall engineering, operations and overall documentation of the current and future environment.

  • Develop high-level technical specification enough for obtaining budgetary pricing, along with obtaining quotes.

  • Document evaluations and recommendations including pros/cons and pricing; review evaluations with stakeholders, peers and/or management.

  • Translate high-level technical specifications into specific product/service details including project deliverables and fixed and recurring costs.

  • Research products, perform reference checks, coordinate and conduct site visits and demonstrations, and respond to questions from vendors prior to proposal submittal.

  • Implement solutions into the production environment after appropriate testing; approval and documentation of the as-built configuration.

  • Conduct routine quality assurance testing to validate the installed configuration and operation against detailed, technical specifications.

  • Develop test plans, document test results, and refine the configuration as needed.

  • Troubleshoot, escalate and resolve problems in response to alerts from monitoring tools and/or trouble reports from other staff

  • Creation of technically detailed reports on firewall block lists, device status, change management, hardware/software upgrades, and other areas.

  • Analyze and evaluate anomalous network and system activity.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor-level degree in information technology, computer science, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications

Desired Background/Skills:

  • Experience with Juniper SRX and Palo Alto platforms

  • Knowledge of SANS and NIST 800-53 critical security controls, with a focus on network devices

  • Network+, Security+ and any firewall vendor certifications a plus

  • Knowledge and/or experience with Azure with firewall implementation and managing, along with a good understanding of Azure networking/security a plus

  • Knowledge of Firemon management platform a plus

  • Experience with change control policy and procedures a plus

  • Knowledge of Windows Server, VMWare and Linux platforms

  • Knowledge of RADIUS, 2-Factor, TACACS, Cisco ISE and Pulse Secure SSL/VPN a plus

  • Knowledge of Windows Active Directory and LDAP directory service


  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience with managing enterprise firewall solutions.

  • Strong industry experience with TCP/UDP protocols, VPNs, TCP/IP networking including addressing,subnetting, routing, NAT, protocols, DNS, DHCP, and troubleshooting, with ability to understand and interpret packet level traffic and protocol handshakes.

  • Strong industry experience with Junos SRX; SRX clustering and Junos Space Security Director management platform.

  • Strong industry experience with Palo Alto; PA clustering and Panorama management platform.

  • Strong industry experience with IDS/ IPS, SIEM with familiarity of threat management and threat intelligence feeds, and next generation features with firewall technologies.

  • Superior interpersonal, collaboration, customer service and decision-making skills

  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

  • Self-directed and motivated

  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Other Information:

  • Greene Resources is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.