Posted on Mar 12, 2020 by LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
PROJECT DESCRIPTION - SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
NATO Communications and Information Agency
The Agency was established on 1 July 2012 as part of a NATO reform, but its predecessors have been supporting Allied operations long before. Today, NATO is in the midst of a fundamental transformation in the way it performs its mission by more effectively exploiting information technology and reforming its business processes.
We acquire, deploy and defend communications systems for NATO's political decision-makers and Commands; we are on the frontlines against cyber-attacks, working closely with governments and industry to prevent future debilitating attacks
LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
LA International has worked directly with NATO and the majority of Systems Integrators, Defence Primes and Consultancies that work within the NATO market for over a decade. This has enabled them to support a significant percentage of NATO projects and programmes which gives them an unparalleled insight into the Sector.
LA International has been appointed as a Prime supplier to the NCI Agency through the Advisory and Assistance Services Framework (A&AS), a contract that enables them to call off Project/Programme Management, Administration & HR, Commercial, ICT, Scientific, Engineering, and Military functional expertise in order to support essential NATO operations.
Job Title:Firewall Engineer
Required Security Clearance:NATO Cosmic Top Secret
Start Date:20 April 2020
End Date:31 December 2020
Under the direction of Section Head, Gateway Security Services, the Level 3 Firewall Engineer will perform duties such as, but not limited to, the following:
*Support the Centralised SLA activities in all areas of network and security devices, such as- Central administration of Boundary Protection and Gateway services System staging and configuration- Firewall policy development Management, maintenance and configuration of appliances and software applications for Gateway Security systems, including network security devices such as Firewalls and data diodes to ensure continuing functionality and availability.
*Provide technical support in troubleshooting infrastructure and operational issues and collaborating with other teams for a successful resolution;
*Perform the analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of authorised changes, related to Gateway Security Systems and the integration/tailoring of vendor supplied components, following established procedures for quality, configuration control, testing, documentation and security;
*Collaborate with the Infrastructure Management and other Cyber Security teams
*Provide assistance to Incident Handlers to identify and remediate security incidents
*Review security documentation and provide technical advice, when requested
*Performs other duties as may be required.
Skills and Experience
Essential to have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or similar related discipline combined with a minimum of 5 years' experience as Security Analyst or Engineer or similar position involving Technical ICT Engineering knowledge, or a Secondary education and completed advanced vocational education (loading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation) with 7 years post related experience.
*Very good experience with Palo Alto Networks Firewalls and enterprise-scale management (Panorama)
*Very good experience with Check Point Firewalls and Security Management
*Very Good experience and knowledge of Computer and Networks Security principles and procedures and technologies.
*Very Good experience of UNIX and Microsoft Operating system
*Troubleshooting of Linux and/or Windows infrastructures
*Strong knowledge and experience of Boundaries Protections Devices
*Strong experience and technical knowledge on wide and local area networks and components (Switches, Routers)
*Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of computer and communication security, LAN/WAN networking including protocol network architecture, and the vulnerabilities of modern operating systems and applications
*Good experience in troubleshooting TCP/IP Networks to identify problems.
*Working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and services.
*Excellent communication abilities, both written and verbal, with the ability to clearly and successfully articulate complex issues to a variety of audiences and teams
*Experience and knowledge of deploying Palo Alto Network Threat Prevention on Enterprise level.
*Knowledge of DNS, mail, web Servers/proxies, mail guards
*Software engineering including programming and/or Scripting knowledge (python, Shell Scripting, PowerShell).
*Industry leading certification in the area of Cybersecurity such as CISSP, CISM, MCSE/S, CISA, GSNA, SANS GIAC.
*A solid understanding of Information Security Practices; relating to the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of information (CIA triad.)
*Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements.
Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 18 weeks.
LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.
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