Lead Network Security Engineer

September 16, 2020
Houston, TX
Job Type


Lead Network Security Engineer

If you specialize in one of the many facets of network security and are looking for a challenging opportunity to put your skills to use in a growing organization, this role will interest you!

This is a direct hire position after a short-term contract period. Local, Houston-based candidates preferred.

Duration: Full-time, direct hire after 3 to 6 month contract

Location: Houston, TX - local candidates preferred

Summary of Duties/Experience Required:

  • Configuring network devices such as a switch, router, access point, or firewall.
  • Creating, maintaining firewall security policies
  • Create detailed topology diagrams and technical documentation
  • Assist in maintaining and tracking support licenses
  • Assist with improvements to the firewall to optimize performance and availability
  • Administer the management plane (users, groups, roles, logging, reporting)
  • Troubleshooting connectivity issues.
  • Configure and maintain routing on firewalls
  • Configure and maintain IPSEC tunnels with remote sites
  • Monitor firewall performance and integrity
  • Resolve issues through troubleshooting and inspection of infrastructure.
  • Experience in mentoring junior staff
  • Ability to plans small moderately complex projects
  • Configure security zones and interfaces (physical and logical)
  • Configuration of advanced next-gen firewall features such as URL filtering, application filtering, and threat prevention.
  • Configure security zones and interfaces (physical and logical)
  • Configuring security groups
  • Deploying and Configuring URL filtering, Threat Prevention, AutoFocus, User-ID, Global Protect or Wildfire
  • Deploying and Configuring Panorama Appliance
  • Manage remote firewall configuration setting via Panorama
  • Develop and Deploy Security Policies from Panorama
  • Experienced in BGP and complex OSPF routing in PAN-OS
  • Experienced inspection of SSL encrypted traffic
  • Experienced in HA designs and failover techniques that minimize interruption.
  • Expert troubleshooting of system performance issues and root cause
  • Advanced knowledge of data loss prevention (DLP), Intrusion Detection systems (IDS), and Intrusion Prevention systems (IPS)
  • Leads large implementation teams without oversight and assist in planning and deployment of complex network security projects.
  • Expert understanding of OSI model, and expert knowledge of routing protocols
  • Strong knowledge of well-known ports
  • Active Directory Users and Groups.
  • Remote access protocols and the associated clients for RDP or SSH.
  • Advanced packet analysis skill using Wireshark.
  • Common malware, cyber-attacks, and types of attackers.

Additional Duties:

  • Will be responsible for the design and architecture of complex deployments.
  • Must mentor senior engineers in the application and planning of advance next-gen firewall features and management techniques.
  • Lead and plan large implementations without oversight.
  • Provide enhancement and technology recommendations to management - excellent presentation skills are required.
  • Collaborate with network engineering, desktop services, client administration, application owners, project managers, vendors, and end-users to provide support and administrative services.
  • Act as SME for the solution partner and architects in gathering requirements.
  • Work from a ticketing system.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation which may an off hour duties during nights and weekends.
  • Experience working with a vendor support technician.
  • Participates in the research, installation, configuration, implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of security systems and services.
  • Participates in implementing controls and procedures to protect information systems from unauthorized or accidental modification, disclosure, or destruction, under the guidance of Team Leads or Management.
  • Provides unassisted support to application owners, project manager, vendors, and end-users.
  • Works on teams and provide task completion for all levels of projects.
  • Accountable for meeting and setting project timelines.
  • Recommends technical standards.
  • Participates in designing and planning of advanced security systems or services.
  • Researches and makes recommendations regarding the acquisition of new security tools and technology.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6 - 9 years' networking experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred or 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Advanced level networking and security certifications such as PCNSE, CCNP, CEH or CASP, or equivalent.

ManpowerGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)

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