Network Firewall Administrator

Network Engineer II/Network Firewall Administrator

This position is for a Network Engineer performing support for data networks, with an emphasis on administration, provisioning, and support of firewall rules and infrastructure on Cisco, Palo Alto, VMWare VNC, and AWS technologies.


  • Administers production firewall support project requests.
    Provides troubleshooting support to application/development teams for the firewalls in our environment.
  • Leads efforts to analyze, troubleshoot and resolve network incidents
  • Responsible for operations of data communication systems, including LANs and/or WANs
  • Performs activities related to Network Performance, Lifecycle, Reliability and Problem Management
  • Supports/troubleshoots network problems
  • Researches and evaluates emerging network and communication technology
  • Fulfills firewall requests using standards and templates, with a focus on documentation, attention to detail, and cyber security best practices.
  • Executes firewall upgrades on prescribed schedules
  • Evaluates new and emerging technologies
  • Recommends solutions that address the user satisfaction and business needs of the organization
  • Executes data/ system security processes including access controls, monitoring software, and generation of security reports
  • Executes data backup and recovery routines on a specified schedule or as requested
  • Reviews the Digital organization’s technology enablement and integration plans; demonstrates technical expertise within the network through determining best course of action for network-specific projects
  • Proactively communicates their strategy and links to broader digital objectives across the digital organization
  • Manages and ensures quality of medium risk/impact network installations or enhancements (e.g., coordinating meetings, tracking budget, following up on action items)
  • Coaches less experienced co-workers and provides feedback to enhance skills and knowledge
  • Mentors less experienced co-workers
  • Supports training and college recruiting for co-workers


  • Working knowledge of the planning, design, and troubleshooting of network systems.
  • Working experience with Cisco networks, ASA firewall configuration, Palo Alto firewalls required
  • Working knowledge of Avaya VoIP, F5 Big IP, and/or Nokia MPLS routers is preferred.
  • Working understanding of routing and switching technology, IP, and signaling.
  • Working knowledge of ITIL framework required
  • Working knowledge of industry trends and products.
  • Working knowledge of waterfall and agile project management processes, tools and techniques.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or business.
  • Will consider candidates without a degree if they have shown/demonstrated having 2+ years equivalent, relevant experience in tools, systems, and initiatives leveraged by client. 3+ years of relevant experience required.
  • Working knowledge of SSL certs.
  • Good understanding of application layer packet headers
  • Understands DNS structure and architecture
Job Category: Engineering Firewall
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Illinois Missouri

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