Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Washington, D.C.


One of our clients, a healthcare organization in Downtown Washington, DC is in need of a Palo Alto Engineer to join their network security team on a full-time basis. Implement necessary enhancementsupdatesupgrades to existing security products. Assist in the configuration and installation of security products. Where possible, suggesting and implementing possibilities to automate manual operational activities. Represent Information Security in disaster recovery procedures and exercises. Test and report on new technologies and reporting security concerns through the creation of security vulnerability assessments. Review and approve ACL firewall change requests. Perform periodic compliance reviews of firewall configurations. Design, implement, and integrate security solutions to address enterprise risks and exposures. Design and implement security solutions to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations, controls and infrastructure. Identity and access management Provide data protection (through the use of technologies such as whole disk encryption, end-to-end e-mail security, public and private key management, data leakage prevention, web applications and source code security, database security, etc.) Network devices and infrastructure, desktopmobile devices and remote access to the network, Information governance to ensure data is managed based on its sensitivity. Perform day-to-day maintenance and addressing issues and problems associated with security tools. Provide general support to the Information Security department in carrying out its assigned functions and responsibilities. Provide off-hours support and problem resolution as directed by departmental requirements, service level agreements and internal support procedures. Interact with other Technical and Operation Support Service teams to develop tactical and strategic programs to address processes, controls, organization and infrastructure to manage information security related concerns and satisfy directives. Apply creative thinking in problem solving and identifying opportunities for improvements in security. Utilize IDSIPS systems, SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management) tools and network scanners to review, assess, and document incidents and vulnerabilities to improve security. Collaborate with other Cyber Security specialists, designers, developers, and architects. Work with other technical teams in the organization such as IT Operations and IT Applications. Share ideas, discuss alternatives, and seek input. Suggest means to decrease vulnerability of systems, applications and processes. Required College Degree in an Information Security or Technology related field or equivalent experience plus 1 to 3 years related work experience. The incumbent will possess a basic aptitude in information security concepts, information security policies and system architecture concepts and have experience in process definition, workflow design, and process mapping. A basic understanding in multiple areas of Information Security such as networking (TCPIP, OSI model, network protocols), operating system fundamentals (Windows, UNIX, mainframe), security technologies (firewalls, switches, routers, IPSEC, IDSIPS, etc.), voice technologies (session border controllers, MPLS, VOIP, etc.), authentication technologies, (TACACS, RADIUS, etc.), wireless architectures, encryption key management, and mobile device technologies. The incumbent must also have an ability to quickly and effectively learn Information Security tools in a large, complex multi-platform environment.

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