Network Security Engineer - Checkpoint / Palo Alto / Cisco
Job Purpose: To assist with a wide range of networking and security projects for our diverse range of mid-market and enterprise clients across finance, retail, manufacturing and technology. This role requires engagement in the full project lifecycle including design, deployment and handover-to-support.
This role requires a robust hands-on technical skillset coupled with an ability to deliver to plan.
·Creating/modifying device configurations across Cisco switching and routing products,
·Creating/modifying firewall configurations and policies for a range of firewall vendors,
·Working knowledge of dynamic routing protocols including best practice configuration,
·Experience working with service providers and network management platforms,
·Excellent troubleshooting skills, with prior experience working as an escalation engineer with an operational background.
This role requires the following operational skills:
·Customer-facing with good documentation skills and strong communication skills at all levels,
·Ability to consistently deliver to deadlines while prioritising competing demands for work,
·You must be professional, hard-working and have an ability to pay attention to detail,
·You should have an understanding of ITIL processes and structured ways of working,
·Willingness to share information, improve documentation, and train other engineers,
·Able to meet demands for occasional out-of-hours working and on-call escalation.
Your technology skills will include some of the following:
·CheckPoint and Palo Alto firewalls highly desirable,
·Cisco ASA, FirePOWER,
·Cisco Catalyst & Nexus switching,
·Cisco routing and switching,
·Cisco & Meraki Wi-Fi,
·Forescout and/or Cisco ISE NACs,
·SolarWinds network monitoring,
·Any exposure to SIEM would be a bonus.
Your skillset should ideally be supported by the following academic and professional qualifications:
·You must have or demonstrate working towards Cisco CCNP R&S certification (required),
·You may have Cisco CCIE R&S certification (highly desirable),
·You may have ITIL and/or project management certification,
·You may have a Diploma or Bachelor's degree in a related field.