Fortinet Certified Network Engineer

Manassas VA Experis

Experis is partnered with a global leader in secure financial messaging in their search for a Fortinet Certified Network Engineer to join their team in Manassas, VA.

What to expect in this role:

• Work with the Product Owner and Squad members to design, develop, test, configure, upgrade and maintain Fortinet and Checkpoint Firewalls with virtual instances (VDOM/VSX) in line with agreed requirements
• Work with your team to implement and operate your solutions
• Deploy infrastructure and network software according to our change management processes
• Collaborate with our internal and external customers following DevOps/Agile principles and best practices
• Assist in developing and maintaining technical documentation
• Interact and collaborate with other internal teams to ensure excellent customer satisfaction
• Handle issues always focusing on continuous improvement: you will automate, educate and share knowledge transparently
• Opportunity to develop yourself and others in a true DevOps agile environment.
• This position is mission critical and offers flexible work (minimum 2 days onsite and maximum 3 days from home – per week)
• Willing to perform weekend deployment activities and on-call on a rotational basis with peer team members (Estimated: One Saturday out of 4 weekends)

Professional Skills & Competencies:

• Autonomous, driven, with strong ability to quickly adapt and respond to change
• Customer oriented and quality mindset – we continually strive to deliver true customer value
• Strong analytical skills, open-minded, solutions oriented, and a true team player – gaining energy through collaboration with others
• Act as a technical lead to bring in Network Architecture design and drive to implementation
• Fluent in English (spoken and written).

Required Technical Skills & Knowledge:

• Hands-on experience with Fortinet and Checkpoint Firewalls or similar technologies
• Hand-on experience with Firewall management platforms FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, Checkpoint Smart-1
• Familiarity with security policy management tools like Algosec Security Management System
• Familiarity with SD-WAN and Zero Trust
• Knowledge of Cisco ACI
• Capable of troubleshooting complex network flows, interconnectivity, performance and configuration issues
• Provisions/executes firewall requests in accordance with security policies and standards on all environments
• Familiarity with concepts like Zero Touch/Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)
Scripting in Shell, Python or Perl

Desired Technical Skills:

Certification in Fortinet FCP/FCSS Network Security, Checkpoint CCSA/CCSE, Cisco CCNA
• Daily and Weekly FW rule-base management (provisioning, assurance etc.,)
• Contribute, plan and execute Firewall product roadmap/evolution – upgrades and new features
• Independently deploy a new infrastructure/environment i.e. from High Level Design to Detailed Design to Deployment
• Identifies problems and inefficiencies within our network and organizational workflows and assists with any recommended remediation/ changes to correct (example: script and automate routine tasks)
• Participate in the evaluation of new network technologies
• Familiarity with Jira, Confluence and ServiceNow tools for collaboration
• Knowledge/experience operating in Linux operating system

Additional Assets:

• Knowledge of CI/CD pipeline and Automation technologies for build and deployment – Ansible, Jenkins
• Good knowledge of IT security
• Mentor junior colleagues

Education & Experience:

University degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience
6-10 years of experience in a technical operational support area

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