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Sr. Network Security/Firewall Administrator (VG01310)


SAIC has an opening for a Senior level Firewall Administrator to work in the Ops Center located in Washington, DC.

Work Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30am-4pm 

The Sr Firewall Administrator will support a Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) program. This program provides transparent, interconnected systems and security supporting the DoS in successfully carrying out its U.S. foreign policy mission. IRM provides enterprise architecture design, engineering, operations and maintenance support services for desktops, servers, networks, firewalls, and enterprise applications across the Department. Program is named "Vanguard" and is an IT consolidation consisting of the Department's servers, mainframes, network devices, network perimeter, anti-virus engineering, public key infrastructure (PKI)/biometrics/encryption, monitoring tools, telephony, mobile computing platform, virtual environment, and enclave design/security engineering.  


Description of Duties:

  • Provides support in the monitoring, management, and troubleshooting of perimeter devices to include firewalls, proxies, switches, and mail transport agents

  • Monitor Remedy application for Firewall Operations trouble tickets for incidents and service requests.

  • Implements firewall routing rules and policies

  • Performs recurring maintenance activities such as device reboots on perimeter devices

  • Records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance.  Troubleshoots network performance issues.  Analyzes network traffic

  • Collaborate with Cross-Bureaus and Agencies to implement network changes as they relate to perimeter security.

  • Support Diplomatic Security Computer Incident Response Team by implementing IP address blocks as directed.

  • Routinely updates architecture diagrams using Visio

  • Monitor and perform health checks on multiple perimeter security devices.

  • Draft, coordinate and publish outage notifications as required.

  • Update shift logs and provide logs to leadership daily.

  • Troubleshoot perimeter security devices in conjunction with Tier III and vendor-provided support.

  • Maintain standard operating procedures and guides.

  • Attend weekly teleconferences, onsite meetings, and participate in working groups, as related to constant changing security environment.


Required Education/Experience: 

Bachelors and 8-10 years or more experience or no degree with additional years of experience 


Required Experience/Skills/Attributes: 

  • Experience supporting the monitoring and configuration of Firewall/DMZ infrastructure including Network and Application Firewall Packet Filtering technologies

  • First-hand experience with supporting the monitoring and configuration of Firewall/DMZ infrastructure including Network and Application Firewall Packet Filtering technologies (StoneGate, Palo Alto, Cisco Email Security Appliances (ESA), A10 proxy devices).

  • Experienced in utilizing network monitoring tools such as Nagios and NeuralStar

  • Basic Microsoft Windows Server 2008 implementation and troubleshooting from a security/firewall perspective.

  • Intermediate knowledge in configuring Cisco switches.

  • Experienced with TCP/IP network implementation and troubleshooting.  

Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes: 
  • ITIL ® Foundation certification.

  • Basic knowledge configuring CISCO networking devices.

  • Familiarity with DoS environment (data and voice networks, IT security systems, policies and procedures), Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs), Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAMs) preferred.

  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, and excellent written and oral communications.

Clearance Requirement:

Must currently possess a Secret security clearance and be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

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WASHINGTON, District of Columbia
United States
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