Palo Alto Firewall Engineer

The Challenge:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface. What if you could use your cyber engineering skills to design and build secure systems for the DoD. We’re looking for a security engineer with experience in deploying and configuring Palo Alto firewall systems who can create solutions for the DoD that will stand up to even the most advanced cyber threats.

As a firewall security engineer on our project, you’ll help architect, configure and deploy Palo Alto systems to provide state-of-the-art security protections to some of the most critical DoD networks. You’ll coordinate work with internal and external government, military, and contractor teams to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective solutions. We need to come up with the best solution, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. You’ll lead the team through a critical approach to network design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions, to maintain a balance of security and mission needs. This is a chance to make a difference in the security of DoD executive communications. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like endpoint based detection, identity and access management and advanced analytics. You’ll be able to broaden your skill set into areas like automation and orchestration of security events and zero trust methodologies while building piece of mind in a critical infrastructure. Join our team, as we improve executive communications through cybersecurity.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

-5+ years of experience with firewall administration or analysis

-5+ years of experience with supporting and maintaining Palo Alto systems, including set-up, maintenance, upgrades, and replacement

-3+ years of experience with designing and developing new systems and application solutions for the enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks

-Knowledge of PANOS App-ID User-ID Content-ID

-Ability to participate in project management, planning, implementation, and installation to ensure configuration and integration conforms to baseline architecture

-Ability to prepare network or infrastructure Visio topology diagrams

-TS/SCI clearance

-BA or BS degree

-Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) Certification

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with DoD network design or administration

-Experience with Cisco network and systems technologies

-Experience with administering or managing ForeScout

-Experience with Splunk or other infrastructure monitoring tools

-BA or BS degree in Cybersecurity or a related technical field


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time aend/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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