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Lead Security Engineer/Network Security Engineer

Employer
Vector Consulting, Inc
Location
Columbus
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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Sector
IT
Job Role
Network Security
Job Type
Permanent

Our government client is looking for an experienced Lead Security Engineer/Network Security Engineer on a 12+ months renewable contract opportunity in Columbus, OH.

Position: Lead Security Engineer/Network Security Engineer
Job Description:
The agency is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Lead Security Engineer. A self–starter with a comprehensive understanding of Cisco Firepower Firewall and knowledge of protecting data. The Senior Lead Security Engineer will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing security solutions for ensuring compliance with security standards and best practices. The ideal candidate for this role must have a minimum of 5 years of experience with Cisco Firepower Firewall, strong understanding of network security protocols, and experience with network engineering and infrastructure projects. Additionally, the Senior Lead Security Engineer should have excellent communication and problem–solving skills, and the ability to lead, mentor, and motivate a team.

  • The ideal candidate will possess a robust skill set and the ability to effectively navigate complex firewall infrastructures with minimal oversight
  • Extensive hands–on experience designing, implementing, and managing Cisco Firepower firewalls and advanced network security systems in large–scale enterprise environments
  • In–depth knowledge of network protocols, load balancing techniques, and complex architectures, with the ability to optimize them for performance and security
  • Proven ability to work independently, lead projects with precision and accountability, and deliver results within established deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem–solving skills, with a keen aptitude for diagnosing and resolving complex network security issues
  • Expert–level knowledge of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) and Firepower Management Center (FMC)
  • Proficiency in configuring and managing Cisco ASA, FTD, and FMC platforms
  • Deep understanding of network security principles, including firewall rules, access control policies, and intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
  • Solid experience with network protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP.
  • Familiarity with network security architectures, including DMZs, VPNs, and segmentation
  • Knowledge of high availability and failover configurations for network security appliances
  • Experience with network monitoring and analysis tools (e.g., Wireshark, Splunk, ELK stack)
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash) for automating network tasks and configurations
  • Understanding of security compliance frameworks and regulations (e.g., PCI–DSS, HIPAA, GDPR)
  • Excellent problem–solving and analytical skills, with the ability to think critically and troubleshoot complex issues
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage timelines, and communicate progress effectively
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross–functional teams, including network operations, security operations, and application development teams
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non–technical audiences
  • Continuous learning mindset, staying up–to–date with the latest security threats, technologies, and best practices.

Required/Desired Skills:

  • 5 years of Designing, implementing, and managing Cisco Firepower firewalls and advanced network security systems in large–scale enterprise Required
  • 5 years of Expert–level knowledge of Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) and Firepower Management Center (FMC) Required
  • 5 years of Proficiency in configuring and managing Cisco ASA, FTD, and FMC platforms Required
  • 5 years of Proficiency in troubleshooting issues with upgrade process for FTD and FMC Required
  • Strong communication skills Required
  • Ability to work collaboratively and with cross–functional teams Required.

About Vector:
Vector Consulting, Inc., (Headquartered in Atlanta) is an IT Talent Acquisition Solutions firm committed to delivering results. Since our founding in 1990, we have been partnering with our customers, understanding their business, and developing solutions with a commitment to quality, reliability and value. Our continuing growth has been and continues to be built around successful relationships that are based on our organization's operating philosophy and commitment to People, Partnerships, Purpose and Performance – THE VECTOR WAY
Celebrating 30 years of service

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