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Westwood, California
United States

Senior IT Network Firewall Engineer

Job Duties

The Senior Network Firewall engineer is the subject matter expert taking a role in network security architecture, design, planning, assessment, and implementation with directions from the principal Sr. Network Firewall lead/engineer. In addition, the position will serve as escalation support for providing recommendations and initiate necessary corrective action to insure network security policy compliance and continuous improvement for the UCLA ISS security posture. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that policies, standards, procedures, and how-to documents are utilized and followed. Provide day-to-day support of the 24 x 7 production environment of ISS enterprise network infrastructures (VPN, firewalls, authentication system, routers, switches, wireless access layers, IPAM, DHCP, VoIP systems, WAN, and network/VoIP monitoring).

The network security SME possesses the technical hand on capability and experience to assess current network security posture, document current/future state, provide roadmap/gap analysis for implementation activities. Network Firewall Engineer role functions also include, but are not limited to enterprise project deliverables, project tasks, project documentation, build, installation, performance monitoring, optimization, troubleshooting and maintenance of a variety of systems of the network. The Network Firewall Engineer will also participate in the weekly rotational after-hours 24x7 on-call support and perform other assigned tasks as needed by departmental requirements

Job Qualifications

· 5 plus years of direct IT security experience required; 10 preferred.
· Hands on experience and expert certifications with various IT Security safeguard technology - Palo Alto, Aruba and Cisco.
· Ability to implement and support complex solutions across multiple IT disciplines (Network, Systems, ID Management etc.) in the realms of 'people, process and technology'.
· Hands on experience managing security across various platforms/systems - Microsoft Windows, MS AD, Unix-like required; MS SQL, Cache, Citrix preferred.
· Experience with implementing and executing standard operating procedures as related to monitoring of IT Security controls/safeguards in place; experience with SOC and SIEM preferred.
· Ability to work well with others and contribute to a positive work environment utilizing conflict resolution skills when necessary.
· Knowledge of current common cybersecurity frameworks, standards and best practices. NIST & ISO27k preferred.
· Exceptional oral/written communication and organizational skills with the ability to effectively present to non-technical staff and management.
· Ability to generate regular reports and status of the IT Security environment including recommendations for problem resolution and improvement.
· Experience with vendor management.
· Experience working with internal and external auditors.
· Experience with HIPAA and PCI preferred.
· Experience in a university healthcare system preferred.
· Understanding of security governance.
· Proficient in Microsoft Office product suite (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio)