SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

Firewall Engineer

Job Location US-MD-Beltsville
ID
2022-2401
Job Type
Immediate Hire
Category
Information Technology

Overview

SkyePoint Decisions is a leading Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering, Critical Infrastructure and Operations, and Applications Development and Maintenance IT service provider headquartered in Dulles, Virginia with operations across the U.S. We provide innovative enterprise-wide solutions as well as targeted services addressing the complex challenges faced by our federal government clients. Our focus is on enabling our clients to deliver their mission most efficiently and effectively – anytime, anywhere, securely. We combine technical expertise, mission awareness, and an empowered workforce to produce meaningful results.  This is mid-shift, Tuesday -Saturday, 11:00pm-7:00am. Expect up to thirty days, day shift for indoctrination, badging and training.

Responsibilities

This is a contingent position based upon customer approval and funding.

As a SkyePoint employee you will be given the opportunity to design, configure, and deploy some of the IT industry’s latest products and services to ensure that our most critical customers maintain the ability to securely communicate and collaborate to meet mission demands.  In your new role you will share and partner with other like-minded, dedicated professionals to review your thoughts and ideas to improve upon and deploy new enterprise IT infrastructures and configurations. You will utilize not only your existing enterprise IT skills and talents to meet your customer’s needs, but also draw upon those new skills that you will learn in your new role. Your ideas and contributions will matter.

 

What can you achieve and how you will make a difference

  • Provides Tier 2/Tier 3 support in the monitoring, management, and troubleshooting of perimeter devices to include firewalls, proxies, switches, and mail transport agents
  • Monitor ServiceNow application for Firewall Operations trouble tickets for incidents and service requests
  • Implements firewall routing rules and policies
  • 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

The Talent You Bring with these Qualifications 

 

Required Education & Experience

  • 2 to 3 years Network Engineering experience (Tier I and/or Tier II).
  • 2 to 3 years Panorama Security Management, DNS, Trace Routing, and Palo Alto Experience

 

Required Experience/Skills/Attributes: 

 

  • 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)
  • 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

 

Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:

 

  • ITIL ® Foundation certification
  • Basic knowledge configuring CISCO networking devices
  • Familiarity with DoS environment (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

An active Secret clearance is required to start work, and requires eligibility to obtain active Top Secret clearance, and background screening. Applicants selected for a security clearance will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirement for access to classified information.

 

What We Can Offer You - 

  • Great Benefits: >70%-80% of medical premiums cost share paid by SkyePoint, several insurance options including HMO and High Deductible plans with Health Savings Accounts [HSAs], Flex Spending Accounts [FSAs], Full Dental Plans, ST/LT Disability, Life Insurance, floating federal holiday options, and 401k matched
  • Certification Incentive Program

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  • Paid Referral Program 

     

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  • Corporate Sponsored Community Engagement (Giving Back) events every quarter
  • SkyePoint DoD SkillBridge Industry Partner Fellowship Program

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  • SkyePoint Professional Growth Programs (Internal Training and Mentoring)
  • SkyePoint Azure Development Environment available to all Developers and technical staff to develop solutions for customers and/or to create innovation to win new business

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  • SkyePoint Professional Sports Ticket Perks, Quarterly Employee Morale Lunches, and Semi-Annual team-building events
  • Flexible Work Environment

SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified small business and appraised at CMMI Level 3 (with SAM) for Services. We possess a common vision of excellence and foster a collaborative team culture built upon individual performance and accountability. We invest in our people and systems to create value for our clients. It is the SkyePoint Way. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with exceptional people and give back to the communities we serve. Our employees value the flexibility at SkyePoint that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

As a federal contractor, SkyePoint is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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