Network Security Solutions Architect III

Harrisburg, PA 17101

Posted: 08/21/2019 Employment Type: 6-9 Month Contract Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 14042
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Network Security Solutions Architect III to join our team at our client s site in Harrisburg, PA.

The role is expected to design and document Enterprise Fortinet solutions in accordance with best practices, compliance and contractual requirements. The daily duties include hands-on troubleshooting, interfacing with clients and associates as needed to resolve complex cases and designing security solutions. This position is for a solid architect that has eight years experience in an operational role in network security and four years experience in design and architecture.


Specific installation tasks could include:

- Physically install and connect firewalls and other security appliances

- Design, configure and implement SSL inspection/DPI deployments

- Create virtual firewalls with appropriate configurations and policies

- Configure and troubleshoot remote access and site-site VPN functionality

- Configure and troubleshoot Fortinet UTM Security Profiles (WebFilter, AppControl, DLP, etc)

- Configure and troubleshoot FSSO functionality integrated with security profiles such as WebFiltering (including DeepSSL inspection), AppControl, etc

- 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 high availability and load balancing

- Incorporate automation to validate system health and synchronization of configurations

- Configure SIEM Integration

- Configure and troubleshoot FortiClient deployment/implementation and Fortinet EMS


Provide direct technical support including:

- Advanced troubleshooting on the full range of Fortinet products (including elements of Fortinet s Security Fabric)

- 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

- Partner with customer team for change management to ensure system-wide continuity of operations

- 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

- Design, implem ent and manage cloud-based solutions such as AWS-FortiGates or Azure-FortiGates



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

- Expertise in enterprise-class NGFW and SD-WAN

- 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


Certifications:

- Fortinet NSE4 required

- A higher Fortinet certification strongly desired (such as NSE6, NSE7)

- Broader, industry-recognized security certifications desired



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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