Network Engineer (Firewall Support)
Southfield, MI - Southfield, MI
Network Engineer with 3 to 5 years of experience that has strong firewall, IP Networking and VPN skills. Candidates will be part of the NuArx Engineering team completing customer implementations and providing ongoing customer support. They will need experience with Meraki and Fortinet firewalls (required) and other major firewalls including Checkpoint, Juniper, Cisco (preferred), and good customer relationship skills.
Essential functions/duties of the position
. Firewall Implementation and Support
. Installing NuArx Managed Network Solutions including Fortinet firewalls.
. Making changes to NuArx firewalls in support of customers needs.
. Solving technical customer issues in the area of firewalls, filtering, IP Networking, Routing, VPNs and application connectivity.
. Respond to firewall/network issues on a rotating on-call basis. This will, depending on the situation, may require work outside the traditional work hours, including weekends and holidays, and will require carrying and responding to a cell phone or other contact device, as determined by management.
. Monitor performance, capacity, and availability of the firewalls on an ongoing basis. Recommend improvements in technologies and practices to increase these metrics.
. Maintain awareness of and familiarity with trends and new developments in technologies used in, or appropriate for use in, firewall support and operating infrastructure.
. Work with other technical staff to develop firewall architectures, technologies, and quality assurance policies and procedures.
. Deliver better than agreed customer SLAs.
. Firewall and VPN Management
. Perform incident, problem and change management process for firewalls according to ITIL standards.
. Improve customer satisfaction metric, through stable transparent service.
. Continuous Improvement:
. Assist in training and development of internal resources
. Create relevant documentation for new issues
. Assist in the development, approval and maintenance of knowledge base articles
. 3-5 years experience in Information Technology with specific knowledge in IT firewall, IP Networking and VPN.
. Hands-on experience with Meraki and Fortinet firewalls.
. Knowledge and experience with network protocols and concepts including: SSH, FTP, ICMP, TCPIP (IPv4 & IPv6), Network Address Translation (NAT), SNMP, IPSec, GRE, QoS, and VLANs.
. Ability to interpret output from network traffic analysis tools such as Ethereal (Wireshark)
. Effective interpersonal and consulting skills to be used to align customer needs to tactical and strategic solutions
. Ability to effectively collaborate in a dynamic team environment
. Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary for clear client communication, definition of scope, project deliverables, appropriate system documentation and client communication
. Bachelors Degree in related field
. Documentation (Excel & Visio)
. Must have professional demeanor and ability to prioritize and work in a fast paced environment