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Perimeter & Threat Engineer

SkillStorm is seeking a Perimeter & Threat Engineer for our client in Richmond, VA OR Richardson, TX OR Charlotte, NC. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • The Security Transition and Integration Team is seeking a Perimeter & Threat Engineer to support Cybersecurity Release & Deployment (new deployments of Security Systems in support of high-profile projects) and Lifecycle Management Refresh initiatives (Upgrading Hardware and Software to mitigate End-of-Life equipment or Non-Permitted Technologies).
  • The Perimeter & Threat Engineer candidate will support all technical and strategic initiatives. Responsibilities will be to ensure technical planning and logistics occur to achieve targeted schedules and our annual commitment volumes are met, all while incurring zero impact to the network as a result of our work. Technical Engineering and attention to detail are key areas of responsibility leveraging Fortinet, Check Point and Tipping Point, McAfee, Fireeye, F5 SSLO, and Alteon equipment and management systems. Understanding of Bank Infrastructure and Risk Management processes are highly recommended to remain successful.
  • The Individual must possess the ability to analyze and understand a variety of existing and evolving business requirements, interface with technology engagement teams and provide best in class Firewall/IDS/Threat solutions that align to meet business and technology requirements.
  • Candidate will be a strong engineering minded individual with polished collaboration, written, and communication skills and a proven track record interacting with various levels of management, clients and technical team members in delivering technical Perimeter and Threat solutions.
  • This highly dynamic position will require the ability to manage multiple technical project engagements requiring the candidate to be a ‘team player that can also work independently to manage multiple deadlines, priorities and a diverse set of applications and requirements.

Primary Skills Required:

  • Excellent oral and written communication – must be able to communicate at all organizational levels. Strong communication skills to work with senior management to provide status updates, deliver requirements and report details at correct level
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow an existing refined process, while also seeking continual improvements. Assess and advise of solutions to improve processes
  • Bank experience highly recommended along with comprehensive knowledge of business unit’s functions.
  • Proactively engage to assess readiness and ensure zero impact from changes
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with others, make decisions to initiate action, and adapt to change
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-10 years of IT experience with Firewalls & Threat solutions.
  • Leadership skills during technical troubleshooting triages – strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required
  • In depth engineering experience in perimeter solutions, including the design, low level engineering, and delivery of new hardware systems for client applications across the enterprise DMZ.
  • Development and maintenance of High Level and Low Level Design diagrams/documentation
  • Building/operating various firewall platforms including Fortinet and Check Point
  • Experience with FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, and Check Point Provider 1 Management Systems (Smartview Manager and Tracker)
  • Experience with IDS/IPS products (i.e. TippingPoint and Fortinet)
  • Experience with Proxies (ex. McAfee or BlueCoat)
  • Experience or broad knowledge of FireEye, Alteon and F5 Secure Socket Layer Orchestrator (SSLO)
  • Strong knowledge of network routing/switching (routing protocols, multicast, other LAN protocols)
  • Functional understanding of diverse set of networked applications requiring perimeter management solutions, including HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, FTP, DNS, NTP, ANYCAST services, and others.
  • DMZ Network infrastructure knowledge including topology, security policies, firewalls and the L2/L3 switch and router infrastructure is required.
  • Programming skills a plus: sh, Perl, Python, Golang, C, C++.
  • Administrator level ability with UNIX (Linux or other variant) is highly desirable. 
  • Cybersecurity Engineering Experience (Threat and/or Perimeter)
  • Experience building/operating various proxies (McAfee or BlueCoat) and firewalls (Fortinet and Check Point)
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • 5-10 years of IT experience with Threat solutions and/or Firewalls & IDS’s.

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