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Job #: R-00008795
Location: Baltimore, MD
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

This position is for a Senior Firewall Engineer\\Administrator working with a team of Information Security professionals supporting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This team is responsible for the installation, administration, and monitoring of a diverse suite of security tools within multiple datacenters. The position requires an individual with a record of success as a team member and motivator and may provide work direction and guidance to other personnel.

A successful candidate will:
  • Support multiple different firewall\\security platforms across geographically dispersed enterprise datacenters.
  • Work with stakeholders to review and implement security policy on firewall devices
  • Design, implement, and maintain security standards/policies/procedures.
  • Participate in security zone architecture and on-going design changes to ensure adequate security protections while enabling business value and outcomes.
  • Implement designed solutions including device configurations while following a change management processes.
  • Perform work assigned by management and team lead with a customer focus approach and an ability to work as part of a cross functional team.

The candidate must be a self-starter, a disciplined worker and have a professional reputation for integrity. Ability to adhere to the highest standards of ethics and professional conduct are an absolute must.

Basic Qualifications:

BS degree and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • The successful candidate is must have extensive experience with firewalls and an in-depth understanding of computer/network security concepts, VPNs, proxies, and networking.
  • Experience designing, deploying, and maintaining boundary security solutions.
  • Experience analyzing network traffic, using a variety of network tools including wireshark and related platform packet captures to assess security-related events to assist in rapid identification and isolation of issues during incidents and outages.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills specific to network security and ability to effectively work in cross functional teams as needed to resolve issues
  • Must have the ability to analyze information from multiple sources and apply it to the operational environment in developing and maintaining the security posture of the network
  • Experience with IPSEC, VPN, and SSL
  • Must have the ability to work independently on multiple tasks


Desired Skills
  • Experience configuring/administrating various firewall technologies including: Checkpoint, Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto.
  • Exposure to Websense proxy configuration and management and RSA 2-factor authentication.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), customer service and teaming skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Experience as mentor\ eam lead providing work direction and guidance to other personnel.
  • Industry Security Certifications (CCNA, CCNP, GSEC, CISSP, GCIA, GCFW, or other security certifications)

All candidates supporting the CMS programs must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years prior in order to be considered.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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