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Palo Alto SME

at Eagle Ray, Inc.

Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Reference #: 2963
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-DC-Bolling AFB
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    Eagle Ray is currently seeking a Palo Alto SME. The Sr. Network Security Engineer, IT Network Delivery Program Services is responsible for the technical leadership, execution and delivery of next generation software defined infrastructure; firewall technologies, intrusion detection/prevention technologies, micro-segmentation, SD-WAN, VPN, other data center technologies and continuous process improvements. This position will be located within the National Capital Region (NCR).


    • Install, configure, and manage Palo Alto Firewalls, DSM host-based firewalls.
    • Install and configure B2b tunnels on Palo Alto firewalls for site to site VPN.
    • Install and configure Cisco ISE for wireless authentication.
    • Install, configure, and manage a highly available and scalable VMware/virtualization NSX Software Defined Infrastructure.
    • Transforms the organization by leveraging and enabling automation, orchestration, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).
    • Functions as a technical change agent and influences product direction in order to increase IT business value and simplicity.
    • Serves as an advocate for business stakeholders into IT and helps evangelize the role of network engineering technology back to the business.
    • Provides well-considered counsel to leadership and other business service leaders on the strategic two to three-year technology roadmap for all software defined technologies.
    • Presents innovate forward thinking concepts and technology to improve business processes.
    • Contributes to our positive, team-oriented culture by developing and maintaining cooperative relationships, facilitating the resolution of conflicts, and accepting and providing constructive feedback.



    • Must have an active/current TS/SCI and be able to pass a CI Poly.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training.
    • 5+ yrs. of experience in a Network Security environment working with firewalls, VPN, IDS/IPS, Cisco ISE.
    • 3+ yrs. of experience in delivering Software Defined Infrastructure, leveraging automation, orchestration, scripting technologies. NSX experience is preferred.
    • Senior Level experience with Data Center infrastructure solutions: VPN, Cisco (Route and Switch), Palo Alto (FW + IDS/IPS functions), Cisco ISE, Trend Micro DSM (Micro-segmentation) – host-based firewall.
    • Experience with migrations of Cisco firewalls to Palo Alto using Expedition.
    • Strong experience in building site to site VPN tunnels for both Cisco and Palo Alto’s platform.
    • Experience in working with Palo Alto Wildfire and Threat prevention for Intrusion and Detection.
    • Experience in working with Palo Alto Global Protect.
    • Experience in providing security consulting services to IT organization and confirm adherence to Company's security policy and regulatory requirements such as PCI, PII, HIPAA, and SOX.
    • Campus LAN and WLAN solutions, also implemented on Cisco products, network segmentation and access control in remote offices and campus locations
    • Programming/scripting languages and frameworks knowledge and experience, in support of automation (Python, Ansible, etc...) and also worked with Palo Alto’s rest API.
    • Understands and effectively articulates the implications and impact that proposed architectural changes will have on the business (to technical and non-technical audiences).
    • CCNP – Security, DC, Routing, Switching, PCNSE (Palo Alto) VMWare Certified Professional Standard.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training.
    • Design Ansible networking playbooks (and/or via Python scripts, REST API) for, Palo Alto, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE/NX-OS.
    • Strong experience with Active Directory & DNS.
    • Virtualization in the network, security and overall infrastructure space.
    • 10+ years of consulting or relevant work experience.

    Travel Requirements:

    • Travel may be required both inside and outside the Washington NCR.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity