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IT Network Security Engineer

Location: Rockville Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Contact: itc.rockville@hirestrategy.com

We are currently hiring for a very exciting Network Security Engineer opportunity to join our growing security team! 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research, evaluate and implement network security solutions
  • Design, install, configure and support network security hardware and software infrastructure including firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention devices, and VPN concentrators etc.
  • Assist in the maintenance/development of security policies and procedures, while evaluating new and existing security technologies
  • Work with the other IT organizations to design, develop, and implement enterprise security solutions in support of corporate, retail, engineering and manufacturing environments.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for support of systems outside of normal business hours.
  • Position will require being available to perform maintenance during non-business hours and over weekends, and availability for occasional business travel
  • Be a great team player with a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to quickly prioritize various projects, tickets, and incidents in a fast-moving organization.

 

Qualifications:

  • Design, review and approve system and network designs to ensure compliance with corporate security policies and security best practices
  • Provide technical expertise in business initiatives and projects
  • Experience with VPN technologies (both IPSec and SSL)
  • Experience with network security technologies like Symantec DLP, ForeScout, Websense, Palo Alto, BlueCoat, Check Point, McAfee, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Splunk, and Cisco SourceFire
  • Experience with Decryption and Application ID Firewalling
  • Knowledge of configuration and implementation of Cisco-based routers, switches and wireless access.
  • 6+ years networking and security
  • 8+ years information technology experience
  • Bachelor's degree in technology related field or equivalent experience
  • Relevant industry certification a plus (CISSP, CCSP, CCNP, CCWP)
  • Strong understanding network security concepts, technologies and trends
  • Experience performing network security assessments and audits