Cisco Palo Alto Network Engineer

Illinois  ‐ Onsite
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*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.


  • 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.


  • 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
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12 months
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