Network Security Engineer - Palo Alto Firewalls


Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Columbia, MD
Contract type: Full time

Company Description

Why become a  NetCraftsmen?

  • We were Cisco's Mid-Atlantic Partner of the Year for 2020 as well as finalists in the Baltimore Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" for the past 5 years (including a 2nd place finish in 2020)
  • We offer competitive pay and solid benefits including self-directed PTO and a matching 401(k) with the employer component IMMEDIATELY vested
  • We offer a minimum of 2 weeks and a strong corresponding budget per engineer per year (pro-rated) for professional development/certification AND the time necessary to hit your training/cert goals
  • We are NOT a body shop. We hire full-time direct hire specialists with a driving thirst to learn and improve.
  • See our reviews on Indeed and GlassDoor for validation.

Job Description

This expansion role is for an experienced network security/firewall engineer in the DC/MD/VA area (we could also hire in North Carolina) to perform on-site and project-based consulting with various customers to design, implement, and support secure network infrastructures to include Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Fortinet and Checkpoint NGFW environments. Additionally this critical addition to our talented team might do assessments and work on business development efforts with our Sales and our Systems Architecture teams.


In this role, you will:

  • Assess, design, implement, troubleshoot, and document NGFW based network security infrastructures and related systems with an emphasis on Palo Alto Networks, but also cross platform with Cisco, Fortinet, Checkpoint and other related NGFW vendors
  • Develop both high-level and detailed implementation and test plans for enterprise network security infrastructures
  • Provide knowledge transfer and informal training to clients


    • 6 or more years’ experience in network security or commensurate ability to design and deploy security architectures with several of those years gaining experience with Palo Alto NGFW firewalls, utilizing Panorama
    • Experienced with routing protocols and configurations on Palo Alto Firewalls
    • Experienced with VPNs, Proxies, IPSEC and SSL
    • Must be able to work on Federal Government sites requiring US Citizenship AND be able to pass a drug screen and background investigation 


    It would be great if you also had:

    • Familiarity with the creation and administration of device groups and templates within Panorama
    • Additional security certifications such as PCNSA, PCNSE, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, CEH or CISSP

    Additional Information

    All qualified applicants to NetCraftsmen career opportunities will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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