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Palo Alto Firewall Engineer
Plymouth, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on January 25, 2022
Job Id #53064 Posted January 5, 2022


Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Firewall engineering and design projects

Ideal Background:

  • 3+ years of supporting and operating firewalls.
  • Palo Alto Networks firewall experience.
  • Experience in a Fortune 500 company, specific industry or market not very important.
  • Data Center firewall project experience (PA-7050 firewall experience).
  • 2+ years of supporting and operating firewalls.
  • Palo Alto Networks firewall experience.
  • Experience in Fortune 500 company

Experience:

  • The projects they have worked on, if the projects are of large scale and if the projects were completed on time or not.

Top Requirements:

  • 3+ years of supporting and operating firewalls.
  • Palo Alto Networks firewall experience, 3+ years.
  • 3+ years of Data Center firewall project experience (PA-7050 firewall experience).

Team and Team size:

  • With a team of 6 experienced firewall engineers
  • Team consists of only firewall engineers.

Top Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the functional subject matter expert for the Palo Alto Networks firewall
  • Serve as a technical lead for all Palo Alto firewall deployments (such as the cabling and initial configuration of the devices)
  • Determine the severity and complexity of issues pertaining to the security and protection of systems data, (either alone or as part of a team) to ensure the protections, conservation and accountability of proprietary, personal, or privileged electronic data
  • Monitor and respond to security incidents. Collaborate with Cyber Defense Security to ensure prompt and effective resolution
  • Apply the most up-to-date code versions for the Palo Alto Firewall sensors
  • Assist Cyber Defense Security in the determination and establishment of War Rooms, managing and monitoring War Room activities; assist with escalations to the Vendor
  • Collaborate with director, managers, project managers, architects, and other individuals to ensure continuity and communication across teams
  • Collaborate with director, managers, and other technical personnel to ensure mitigation of security risks pertaining to the company
  • Promote continued integration of technological advances to further enhance security and reduce risks
  • Mentor and coach cyber security analysts, providing guidance and expertise in incident/issue response and resolution methodology

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the functional subject matter expert for the Palo Alto Networks firewall
  • Serve as a technical lead for all Palo Alto firewall deployments (such as the cabling and initial configuration of the devices)
  • Determine the severity and complexity of issues pertaining to the security and protection of systems data, (either alone or as part of a team) to ensure the protections, conservation and accountability of proprietary, personal, or privileged electronic data
  • Monitor and respond to security incidents. Collaborate with Cyber Defense Security to ensure prompt and effective resolution
  • Apply the most up-to-date code versions for the Palo Alto Firewall sensors
  • Assist Cyber Defense Security in the determination and establishment of War Rooms, managing and monitoring War Room activities; assist with escalations to the Vendor
  • Collaborate with director, managers, project managers, architects, and other individuals to ensure continuity and communication across teams
  • Collaborate with director, managers, and other technical personnel to ensure mitigation of security risks pertaining to the company
  • Promote continued integration of technological advances to further enhance security and reduce risks
  • Mentor and coach cyber security analysts, providing guidance and expertise in incident/issue response and resolution methodology

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of supporting and operating firewalls.
  • Palo Alto Networks firewall experience.
  • Experience in Fortune 500 company
  • Strong planning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot in highly complex, technical situations within a matrixed organization
  • Ability to identify and mitigate security issues/incidents
  • Ability to document and communicate on an expert level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have or be in process of obtaining advanced certifications pertinent to area of expertise (CISSP, PCNSE etc.)
  • Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Strong scripting experience (Python preferred). Experience with scripting with RESTful APIs, especially with parsing returned data (XML or JSON).
  • Collaborate in the development of training content for response and resolution of Cybersecurity issues/incidents

Skills/attributes Required

  • 2+ years of supporting and operating firewalls.

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • Have or be in process of obtaining advanced certifications pertinent to area of expertise (CISSP, PCNSE etc.)
  • Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Strong scripting experience (Python preferred). Experience with scripting with RESTful APIs, especially with parsing returned data (XML or JSON).

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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