Senior Security Engineer Checkpoint

  • location: Marlborough, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $80 - $85 per hour

description

Senior Security Engineer

Senior Security engineer whose primary focus will be supporting our Checkpoint Firewall Environment.

This position works closely with our InfoSec, Windows, Server, Network Engineering, and Threat Management teams.

The candidate must be a self-starter, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, able to develop technical guidance documents and multitask between multiple ongoing projects to ensure customer requirements and timelines are met. Identifies the key problems to be solved and solves them independently, using professional knowledge, sound judgment and policy and procedure.

Consults with Vendors and subject matter experts on complex technical issues as needed. Recommends equipment replacements and upgrades.

Checkpoint CCSA require / CCSE preferred with a strong knowledge of VSX. Experience deploying Checkpoint VSX in a VMware ESX environment desired. Knowledge of other Security tools such as F5, NetWitness, FireEye, Splunk and WebSense helpful.

Key Responsibilities

Participates in the planning, development, implementation and operational support of company-wide electronic infrastructure security systems.

*Installs and upgrades security appliance hardware and software by following systems management procedures to accommodate growth.

*Designs and plans infrastructure security systems and provides specifications including detailed schematics for infrastructure security architecture.

*Monitors systems by using management tools and industry best practices to ensure achievement of service levels including availability, reliability, and capacity utilization.

*Coordinates and leads projects by following project management procedures covering project scheduling, resourcing, training, communications, and change control.

*Analyzes system problems by identifying root-cause, evaluating costs and benefits of using alternate procedures, and initiates solutions to eliminate or reduce problems and improve services.

*Formulates network security services by examining current trends and by developing secure, cost-effective implementation plans, strategies, and schedules for the introduction of new or improved services.

*Researches new technologies by reviewing product information, managing product demonstrations, service and cost benchmarking and proposing appropriate recommendations for implementation and keeps abreast of compliance requirements as it pertains to the company and individual business units.

*Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network security including but not limited to hardware/software interconnections and interfaces, such as Firewalls, IDS / IPS, Content Filters, Remote Access solutions, Authentication methods, and Data Loss Prevention *Ensure that excellent customer service is being provided to project teams on a consistent basis.

Quality Systems Duties and Responsibilities:

Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.

Qualifications

*3 - 5 Years managing firewalls

*1 - 3 Years working on CheckPoint

*Minimum CCSA Certification

*CheckPoint IPS/IDS

*Check Point firewalls R7x and Higher

*Familiar with CheckPoint technologies such as VSX, GAIA, Smartevent, MDM, VSec for VmWare, NSX *Familiar with industry trends in network design.

*Familiar with Network Segmentation Design and Implementation

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