IZN1514 Senior Firewall Architect

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Burlington, VT
Job Type
Direct Hire
Aug 11, 2017
Job ID
Senior Firewall Architect
Burlington, Vermont
Clearance: Clearable US Citizen 

Our great client is a leading provider of cloud managed services, agile software development, DevOps, systems engineering, and IT service management.  We work collaboratively with our customers to solve their biggest challenges through a commitment to delivering innovation, agility, and maximum value. Our employees are empowered to think outside of the box and provide innovative solutions to our customers and provide measurable cost savings.

Position Description: 
We are working to grow our team for an important mission with one of our federal government clients, when you join you will be part of an important and exciting mission that provides information technology expertise, strategic vision and tactical implementations using frameworks that require cloud services that are virtualized, scalable, cost effective and that utilize DevOps practices.  
The successful candidate is one who has had repeated success commanding respect as an articulate, creative problem solver comfortable acting as a trusted advisor and thought leader to senior Government customers, giving them expert advice on technical tradeoffs and risks, as well as designing technical solutions and commanding the respect of the highly technical engineers who will implement the solutions. 
  • Cisco Firewalls lifecycle management - design, config, code upgrades, Rules management
  • Tier IV firewall support ( setting up captures, syslog, etc )
  • Co-ordinate plan and execute Change Management procedures
  • Help in troubleshooting customer's network and security issues
  • Research industry best practices and make recommendations
  • Create configuration and installation documents
  • Develop Security policy based on application and customer requirements 
  • 15+ years of related experience
  • Performed Cisco ASA Firewall architecture designs, configurations, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • CISCO ISE, VPN and Cisco Secure ACS v5.2
  • Excellent knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals
  • 3+ years’ experience working with cloud based infrastructures (AWS & Azure)
  • Extensive experience with the following technologies BGP, iWAN, DMVPN, EIGRP, MPLS, VRF, QoS, PBR, VSS, HSRP, STP, Cisco Meraki stack, WAN Optimization technologies and Cisco Nexus
  • Experience with Cisco enterprise wireless networking and design.
  • Experience designing, implementing and supporting on premise and hosted data centers as well as cloud connected data centers.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of industry-standard network FW design principals and best practices
  • Ability to document solutions with MS Office suite: specifically, Word, Excel, Visio, and Project
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with management and peers
Desired Qualifications:                      
  • Network protocol captures and analysis, like wireshark, netflow, etc
  • Experience with Authentication protocols like RSA, Radius, Tacacs+
  • Cisco Certifications like CCIE Security
  • Experience using Solarwinds, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, Cisco ISE, Cisco UCS / Flexpod, Cisco CloudCenter, Cisco UCS Director, VMware virtual networking, Infoblox, Splunk, Riverbed Steelhead and Riverbed NetProfiler.
  • Experience with automation and orchestration tools.
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment.
  • Experience implementing, integrating, operating, and maintaining a large enterprise infrastructure.
  • Class security devices and software (e.g., IPS, IDS, Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco ASA, Cisco FirePower stack)
  • (CISSP) preferred but not mandatory
  • Master’s degree or 15+ years’ experience.