Firewall & Network Security Engineer

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    Luton, Bedfordshire

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    £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Excellent

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    John McManus

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    5 months ago

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Network Security Engineer / Firewall Engineer

£35,000 + £40,000 + Extensive Benefits Package

Luton, Bedfordshire - Office Based - Monday to Friday 9am till 5:30pm

Revered privately owned networks solutions and services provider are seeking a Network Security / Firewall Engineer with an excellent service ethic and customer focus.

This established organisation offers their clientele a world class remote Firewall and Security service requiring dedicated engineers to implement changes to their environment which comprises Cisco and Checkpoint Firewalls.

The individuals providing the Firewall Function will be:

  • Highly competent with switching using NXOS and be comfortable with VDC's and vPC's which are deployed within the core infrastructure.
  • The datacenter also features firewalling between VDC's (core), external for partners and vendors and three tiered stacks (Cisco ASA, CheckPoint, Cisco ASA) for the webhosting environment.
  • The individuals providing the Firewall Function will also need to have a good knowledge of the tools used within the network, such as CMC for Riverbed, CSM for Cisco ASA, Voyager and CheckPoint Manager for CheckPoint,
  • CPI for WiFi, ISE for NAC and future deployment of technology, such as TrustSec, RSA tools, SolarWinds Orion, Cisco ACS and Infoblox etc.
  • A strong knowledge of WireShark is also required.

Branch infrastructure comprises Cisco Catalyst 4K's and 3750-X switches. The individuals providing the Firewall service should have a strong knowledge of Cisco IOS and also RiOS for the Riverbed Steelheads located in both the branch and the datacenter.

  • The Security & Firewall Engineer will dial into the daily WebEx to provide and receive status updates regarding their changes.
  • To monitor and maintain tickets which have been assigned to this queue and ensure they adhere to lead times and SLAs.
  • If lead times or SLA are to breach; notify the Customer's Network Engineering for consultation/awareness.
  • Reassign incorrectly assigned tickets and if issues arise liaise with the Customer's Network engineering team for guidance.
  • Raise corresponding ServiceNow tickets for third party changes for providers including Firewall requests which are received via email and when instructed by the customers Network Engineers to facilitate project work.
  • Ensure ServiceNow tickets are properly documented and adhere to the Customer's procedures and naming conventions.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to determine Change ticket relevance.
  • If a change ticket is pending approval, to actively engage outstanding stakeholders for approvals.
  • In the event of issues escalate to the Customer's Network Engineering team.
  • Assist in deploying patches and maintaining the patching schedule. Vulnerability management will be performed by the client who will advise on what requires patching and to which OS.
  • Proactively check devices to ensure they are adhering to network standards and performing as expected

This is an excellent opportunity to rise above your peers and be pivotal within an expanding IT company and dynamic organisation. Apply Now!