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JOB DETAILS:
Job Title: Firewall Security Engineer
Location: Manassas, VA
Duration: 3 Month Contract to Hire
Interview Method: Phone

Job Summary: We are seeking a talented Firewall Engineer for our growing In
formation Security team supporting government agency programs in Manassas,  
VA.

Job Duties:
? Minimum 5 years of experience configuring and administering firew
all technologies including but not limited: carrier class Checkpoint Firewa
lls; Barracuda Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and FireMon Security Manager
.  
? Has in-depth knowledge of security operations, including firewall
 rules and security policies.  
? Strong networking ability and knowledge of firewall platforms to  
assist in rapid identification and isolation of issues during incidents and
 outages.  
? Collaborates to design, plan and implement new firewall architect
ures, upgrades and features as necessary.  
? Assist in the administration of all Information Security firewall
s.  Performing updates, upgrades, policy administration and validation.  
? Engineer will assist in reviewing and implementing customer chang
es consistent with existing policies.  
? Engineer will review and update documentation to ensure consisten
cy with current procedures.
? Manage and tune additional software blades associated with firewa
ll architecture.  (IPS, URL, Application Control, AV, Advanced Malware dete
ction).
? Regular review of Web Application Firewall (WAF) events to identi
fy anomalous behavior.  
? Willingness to work outside of normal business hours to support o
utage resolution, planned maintenance or to implement an upgrade.  
? Perform other official duties as assigned.

Skills / Qualifications:
? Demonstrated experience and advanced knowledge of security system
s analysis, testing, and documentation.
? Knowledge of virtual environments, network operating systems, mob
ile device environments, and data encryption methods.
? Demonstrated expertise in communication protocols, network operat
ing systems, servers, firewall implementation, IPS/IDS systems, and advance
d malware detection systems.
? Must be able to multi-task and work independently on moderate to  
complex assignments using independent professional discretion and judgment  
as well as transition quickly between projects with minimal supervision.
? Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, w
ith elected officials, senior staff, information systems professionals and  
technical and non-technical users;  
? Ability to comprehend and integrate complex computer technology a
nd software into an effective information systems security program.  
? Must have the ability to verify the solution meets the requiremen
ts.
? Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagu
es, users, contractors and vendors.

Education / Experience:
? Minimum 5 years? recent professional experience supportin
g DoD, government or defense agency programs.
? Bachelor?s Degree preferred, Associates degree or less ac
ceptable with additional experience.
? US Citizenship
? One or more of the following preferred (CISSP, GIAC, EnCE, CCE, C
EH).

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