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Palo Alto Firewall Engineer in Memphis, TN at NextGen

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Memphis, TN
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

Palo Alto Firewall Engineer


  • Provide planning, engineering, implementation, configuration, operational support and troubleshooting for our Palo Alto Network devices.

  • Migrate port/service to App-ID security policies.

  • Know how to create custom applications (if needed) and assign to security policies.

  • Review, customize, and/or create URL Filtering policies according to customer or best practice.

  • Validation of firewall configuration, rule creation and cleanup, and assessment of firewall traffic flow (dynamic routing, log analysis).

  • Research and assess new threats and security alerts, and recommends remedial actions to ensure network security design is resilient enough to deal with the latest threats and attacks scenarios.

  • Develop technical documentation, including standards and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operations personnel

  • Provide design and technical input / support for engineering network security solutions based on recognized standards and best practices

  • Report on key compliance and operational metrics for the network security infrastructure

  • Work with vendors, application developers, database administrators, corporate IT, and other technology groups to deploy new or updated technology projects.

  • Conduct routine hardware and software audits of all supported systems to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, procedures, and requirements

  • Periodic security assessment of firewall, router, switches, VPN, SSL concentrator and other network component security configurations

  • Maintain proper change management documentation for all hardware and software modifications

  • Provide Investigation support of any actual or potential information security incidents or Outages in the form of an RCA.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Internet Connectivity and Protocols (TCP/IP)

  • Network architecture best practices

  • Security Operations Centre/Information Protection Centre/Computer Incident Response Centre

  • Enterprise Security Information Management systems

  • VPN Communication Protocols

  • Switches/Routers (basic configuration)

  • Network/System Intrusion Detection or Prevention Systems

  • Understanding of basic security concepts: Principle of Least Access, Compartmentalization etc.

  • Firewall (configuration knowledge)

  • Asset Management

  • Palo Alto Network Appliances.

  • Cisco ASA

  • Security threat and attack countermeasures

Non-Technical Requirements:

  • Critical Thinking and Analytical skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Team player with ability to work autonomously

  • Ability to prioritize, and re-prioritize work as required