Network Security Engineer III

Mechanicsburg, CO 17055

Posted: 09/11/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 14263

Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Network Security Engineer III to join our team at our client s site in , PA.

The Network Security Engineer will be responsible for implementation and administration of network security hardware and software, enforcing network security policies and compliance requirements. The role is expected to contribute to documentation and adhere to SLA targets and requirements. The daily duties include hands-on troubleshooting, interfacing with clients and associates as needed to resolve complex cases, maintaining and patching managed security platforms.

Specific installation tasks could include:

Physically install and connect firewalls and other security appliances

Install latest vendor-approved stable OS on appliances

Create virtual firewalls with appropriate configurations and policies

Configure remote access VPN functionality

Configure site-to-site VPN functionality

Configure firewall interfaces, network configurations, access control lists and policies, routing, remote access (VPN) and next-generation firewall feature sets implementing best practices

Integrate firewall with FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, FortiAuthenticator and other Fortinet products as required

Configure Fortinet Single Sign On (FSSO)

Configure high availability

Configure SIEM Integration

Integrate with FortiClient and EMS

Provide direct technical support including:

Basic troubleshooting on the full range of Fortinet products

Collection, analysis and change recommendations of configuration information

Collection and analysis of customer network information

Collection and initial analysis of packet trace information

Recommend corrective actions based on analysis

Provide customer education where needed due to gaps in networking, product knowledge

Consultation of technical documentation, bulletins and release notes for known problems

Reproduction of customer environments on lab equipment

Follow up on technical cases including proper escalation and management of the case

Manage customer communications and expectations until the closure of each case

Additionally, similar expertise and experience with the Palo Alto suite of products is highly desired

Job Skills Required

Experience in a technical support role in a networking/security company or equivalent education

Strong understanding of TCP/IP, routing protocols, L2/L3 switches

Experience with security products firewalls, IPSec, IDS/IPS, Anti-Spam, virus scanning

Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Extensive working knowledge of Windows, UNIX or Linux

Previous Managed Security Service (MSS) experience, supporting security products is desirable.

Strong English skills both written and verbal.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is desirable


Fortinet NSE4 and higher certifications strongly desired

Palo Alto

Broader security certifications a plus

Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

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