Perimeter Firewall Security Ops Specialist - Irving, TX

  • NTT Data
  • Irving, TX, United States
  • Aug 07, 2022
Linux Unix

Job Description

Req ID: 199050

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Perimeter Firewall Security Ops Specialist - Irving, TX to join our team in Irving, Texas (US-TX), United States (US).

**PLEASE NOTE: This Position is required to work onsite at the client's location in Irving, TX. And due to this onsite requirement, this position requires the selected employee to be fully vaccinated on or before the targeted start date (2 weeks from time of an offer acceptance), to the extent required by applicable law. If selected, please know you will need to be flexible to these expectations.

**Temporary Hybrid Schedule: 3 days in the office, 2 days remotely.

The candidate will be responsible for the configuration, deployment and integration of firewall and remote access infrastructure for the client's environment. He/she will participate in project review discussions, work with aligned technology teams to ensure that new devices are deployed according to the standard build under the client's approved baselines, and turnover the devices to the Ops team for BAU management under Security Operations. Duties will also include perform advanced troubleshooting relating to project rollout, create documentation and report for the configuration procedure/support checklist, work in areas to improve process efficiency, consistency and standardization, as well as, the collaboration on new product/solution testing and rollout.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Strong analytical and quantitative capability with attention to detail
  • Forward thinking, ability to identify and contribute to the development of new techniques and the improvement of processes and work-flow
  • Organization ability to prioritize work and deliver on time against project plans
  • Maintain highest level of integrity
  • Exhibit high degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication, relationship building and diplomacy skills
  • Strategic thinking and ability to deliver against tactical goals
  • Self starter and be able to manage time against deliverables
  • Ability to function under high-stress situations, and have the ability to logically troubleshoot complex network and/or application connectivity issues
  • Ability to analyze customer requirements to ensure all standards, policies and guidelines are upheld from the compliance and information security perspective

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in Check Point & Palo Alto Firewalls, and/or Juniper Experience
  • 5+ years in Configuration, end-to-end deployment, and integration of firewall and remote access infrastructure experience
  • Must have experience with networking and/or TCP/IP, DNS, load-balancing, network routing with BGP
  • Must have Linux/UNIX experience

Highly Preferred Skills:

  • If you are an EXPERT on Palo Alto, we could appreciate that skill on top of experience with other firewall products.
  • Competence in Cisco ASA and Juniper SSL VPN appliances
  • Strong understanding of enterprise network
  • Relevant certifications preferred: Checkpoint, Juniper firewalls, Palo Alto firewalls
  • Solid troubleshooting experience, as it is common to run into issues/complications during deployments, and you need to be able to navigate yourself in such situations.
  • Competence in Linux/UNIX
  • Network Perimeter Security Concepts
  • Centrally managing firewalls
  • High Availability/Clustering experience and scenario-based questions
  • Installing NIX systems from scratch (most of the FWs we work with, have a Linux based OS)
  • Troubleshooting network issues
  • Troubleshooting firewall related issues
  • Experience in project management life cycle
  • Advance written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficient with various browsers and Microsoft Office products including Visio, Word, Excel, IE, Firefox
  • Education: Bachelor's degree preferred


About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a global business and IT services provider specializing in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services. We are part of the NTT family of companies, a partner to 85 % of the Fortune 100.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

Nearest Major Market: Irving

Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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