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Network Engineer - Palo Alto Firewall & F5 Load Balancer

Job Title: Network Engineer - Palo Alto Firewall & F5 Load Balancer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: City of London, London
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: 03042020NEFB_1585912155
Contact Name: Ellise Fleming
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a global provider of IT services, requires a Network Engineer with a solid experience of Palo Alto Firewall and F5 Load Balancer devices.

This is a 6 months temporary contract based in London with an immediate start. For the right candidate the contract could be extended further.

Key Responsibilities:

Subject Matter Expert (SME):

  • To be the SME for network security infrastructure
  • To keep abreast of industry network security technological advancements
  • To advise on network systems and solutions that will benefit the Client

System Operation and Maintenance:

  • Install, maintain and upgrade Client's network security devices
  • Install and maintain the Client's firewall estate
  • Maintain network services, including supplier circuits and vendor services
  • Co-ordinate network service requests. Verify design and implement changes following the Client's change control procedure
  • Maintain and create, where necessary, a full set of comprehensive network diagrams and documentation

Incident Management:

  • Take ownership of network incidents and troubleshoot from first alert to resolution, liaising with users, internal teams, and vendors

Project Support:

  • Conduct project activities to specific time lines and deliver network project tasks and objectives assigned to the team

Team Duties:

  • Assist with the support and maintenance of all other Network System Support duties)

Essential Requirements:

  • To have worked as part of a network security team within a large multi-site mission critical network environment.
  • Experience of CheckPoint, Palo Alto and Cisco ASA network security devices.
  • Experience of F5 BIP LTM and BIG IP DNS such as GTM devices
  • Experience of next generation and virtual context firewalling

Essential Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Checkpoint, Palo Alto and Cisco ASA firewall configuration
  • F5 BIP LTM and BIG IP DNS such as GTM devices
  • Threat defence
  • Trouble shooting, monitoring and reporting tools
  • Threat defence & Data Center architectures
  • Security architectures
  • Network Address Translation
  • VPN technologies
  • Authentication
  • Maintain and monitor network performance
  • Troubleshoot the network and able to drive problem resolution through the appropriate escalation channels
  • Being conversant with the latest network security thinking, technologies and polices and able to evaluate and understand new products within the department's scope
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, and must be able to document and articulate to others key issues in the infrastructure arena
  • Able to confidently participate in white board type design and review session.
  • Customer facing skills
  • Relevant Health and Safety, safety standards and manual handling
  • Record keeping
  • Strong communication skills