Cisco Palo Alto Network Engineer

Illinois  ‐ Onsite
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Keywords

Domain Name System (DNS) Firewalls (Computer Science) IPv6 Cisco Routing Network Routers Cisco Switches Network Engineering IEEE 802.1X Access Network Electrical Engineering Border Gateway Protocol Catalyst (Software) Cisco Certified Network Associate Cisco IOS Computer Engineering Hardware Platform Interface Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Hot Standby Router Protocol Information Technology Infrastructure Libraries (ITIL) Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Network Service Network Protocols Cisco Nexus Switches Open Shortest Path First Service Management Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Metasys Process Control Systems Safety Principles

Description

*We are unable to sponsor for this 12+ month contract role, no 3rd party candidates will be considered*

Prestigious Enterprise Institution is currently seeking a Cisco Network Engineer with Palo Alto Firewall experience. Candidate will report to the Network Service Group Leader and will be a subject matter expert in Cisco R/S and Firewalls.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete the migration of the Firewalls to a new hardware platform and convert the existing Firewall rules into zone-based policies
  • Set up a site-wide network for Industrial Control Systems (Metasys/Pegasys) and deploy new ICS Firewalls
  • Enhance security of VPN service with additional feature Scan before connect
  • Complete the upgrade of DNS services into a new system supporting internal and external views for DNS (Split-DNS or multi-views DNS)
  • Assist with the design and implementation the Laboratory's IPv6-only network, provide support to users with the transition to IPv6 only environment.

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years thorough working knowledge of IP Networking in large networks preferably based on Cisco products, deep understanding of TCP, UDP and layer-2/layer-3 network protocols, familiarity with Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) technology
  • 8+ years hands-on experience managing, maintaining and troubleshooting issues in large networks with a mix of Cisco Switches, Routers, Palo-Alto Firewall systems
  • 5+ years managing Palo-Alto Firewalls
  • 5+ years managing InfoBlox DNS appliances
  • A good understanding and working experience in IPv6 Networking
  • 5+ years of the most recent work experience with switching and routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, HSRP, SPT)
  • 5+ years of experience with Cisco IOS, NXOS software, configuring and managing Cisco Switches and Routers, familiarity with Cisco Nexus 7K/9K and Catalyst platforms
  • Working experience with 802.1x port security and network access policy enforcement in large networks
  • Experience working within an ITIL framework and processes with successful outcomes within a large scale diverse global service management environment.
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal and visualizations; ability to communicate and facilitate at all levels of the organization.
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field, or equivalent training and experience
Start date
n.a
Duration
12 months
From
Request Technology - Craig Johnson
Published at
02.12.2023
Project ID:
2688614
Contract type
Freelance
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