SC3

Firewall Administrator

US-DC-Washington
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-1191
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology

Overview

SC3 is a leading provider of high-end mission support, consulting and technology solutions to the federal government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and nonprofit organizations. SC3’s national security efforts reach across the intelligence community and Department of Defense, providing full life-cycle operational and cyber support and differentiated capabilities to meet our customer’s challenging mission.

 

In addition to our government services area, SC3 provides cutting-edge competitive intelligence and strategic management consulting to commercial clients. Private industry leaders from the financial, health care, manufacturing and other sectors turn to SC3 to ensure that they have access to the most relevant, current, and strategically important information – not only to grow their businesses, but also to protect them.

Responsibilities

This is an opening for a Firewall Administrator. This program provides transparent, interconnected systems and security. Program is named "Vanguard" and is an IT consolidation consisting of the Department's servers, mainframes, network devices, network perimeter, anti-virus engineering, public key infrastructure (PKI)/biometrics/encryption, monitoring tools, telephony, mobile computing platform, virtual environment, and enclave design/security engineering.

 

This is a mid-level position, providing general Tier II monitoring, configuration, and support to multiple firewall and perimeter security systems. 

 

  • Provides Tier 2 support in the monitoring, management, and troubleshooting of perimeter devices to include firewalls, proxies, switches, and mail transport agents
  • Monitor Remedy application for Firewall Operations trouble tickets for incidents and service requests.
  • Escalates issues as required to Tier 3 staff and monitors issues through the trouble life cycle
  • Performs recurring maintenance activities such as device reboots on perimeter devices
  • Records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance. Troubleshoots network performance issues.  Analyzes network traffic
  • Collaborate with Cross-Bureaus and Agencies to implement network changes as they relate to perimeter security.
  • Support Diplomatic Security Computer Incident Response Team by implementing IP address blocks as directed.
  • Routinely updates architecture diagrams using Visio
  • Monitor and perform health checks on multiple perimeter security devices.
  • Draft, coordinate and publish outage notifications as required.
  • Update shift logs and provide logs to leadership daily.
  • Troubleshoot perimeter security devices in conjunction with Tier III and vendor-provided support.
  • Maintain standard operating procedures and guides.
  • Attend weekly teleconferences, onsite meetings, and participate in working groups, as related to constant changing security environment.

Qualifications

  • Experience supporting the monitoring and configuration of Firewall/DMZ infrastructure including Network and Application Firewall Packet Filtering technologies
  • First-hand experience with supporting the monitoring and configuration of Firewall/DMZ infrastructure including Network and Application Firewall Packet Filtering technologies (StoneGate, Palo Alto, Cisco Email Security Appliances (ESA), A10 proxy devices).
  • Intermediate Pearl and Linux (Redhat, CentOS) CLI experience.
  • Experienced in utilizing network monitoring tools such as Nagios and NeuralStar
  • Basic Microsoft Windows Server 2008 implementation and troubleshooting from a security/firewall perspective.
  • Intermediate knowledge in configuring Cisco switches.
  • Experienced with TCP/IP network implementation and troubleshooting.
  • 2 to 3 years IT Customer Support experience (Tier I and/or Tier II
  • Possesses a minimum Secret Clearance

Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:

  • ITIL ® Foundation certification.
  • Proficiency with the following security devices: McAfee Sidewinder, FortiNet FortiGate.
  • Basic knowledge configuring CISCO networking devices.
  • Familiarity with data and voice networks, IT security systems, policies and procedures), Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs), Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAMs) preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, and excellent written and oral communications.

 

Our values are simple and straightforward. We know that competitive salaries and generous benefits are essential in our industry and SC3 strives to offer the best in both areas. 

 We are proud to offer:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Supplemental Life & AD&D 
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Plan 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Professional Development 
  • Employee Referral Bonus 
  • Identity Protection Services

 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing as required by the customer.

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