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Sr. CheckPoint Firewall Security Engineer - California

Company: Magellan Health
Location: Rancho Cordova
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Sr Checkpoint firewall Security Engineer should provide technical leadership to deliver enterprise network security architecture, engineering, and implementation to reduce the threat of network-based risks. Provide guidance and leadership to determine, develop, plan, test, troubleshoot and implement network security protection and solutions including Checkpoint firewalls, F5 Load Balancers, Zscaler ZIA and ZPA, CloudFlare WAF and Extrahop. This candidate is responsible for identifying risks associated with network security and mitigating or remediating them in accordance with organizational policy. Contribute to 24x7x365 days of on-call staff coverage.

This candidate will ensure that Network security is integrated into business processes to sustain a successful Network Security program. The candidate should also be able to use current technology and capabilities as well as designing network security using new proven technology. This includes DevSecOps and infrastructure as code deployments and design using solution such as ansible. Will focus on continuous improvement within the area and assist initiatives and special projects within their portfolio of solutions. Partners with Service Owners to establish the creation of Technology roadmaps to ensure that the Network Security program is Current, Resilient and Secure.

This position will have the skills and capabilities required to deliver on our business and technical commitments. Will participate in efforts to provide cost and effort estimates for significant new demand.

This position will analyze problems and administer more than one infrastructure area. Will understand and develop non-functional requirements for a system. This role is proficient at DevOps concepts, Scripting and automated deployment, monitoring and support. Will execute day to day tasks related to operational or project work. Contribute to 24x7x365 days of on-call staff coverage.

Our contract with this client requires this position to be located in CA, preferably in the Sacramento or Rancho Cordova area.

  • Designs, implements, and supports Security regarding networks and systems for a large enterprise.
  • Develops and maintains network security systems and service configurations for solutions such as CheckPoint, Palo Alto, Zscaler ZIA and ZPA, CloudFlare WAFF5 Load Balancers.
  • Documents and troubleshoots network and system issues.
  • Creates and maintains diagrams and documentation.
  • Tests and evaluates network security systems and services to reduce problems and make improvements.
  • Experience with network management and monitoring toolsets such as Wireshark, ExtraHop.
  • Experience maintaining network baseline configurations
  • Bachelor's degree, with 8 years of relevant experience. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 2 or more certifications including but not limited to:  AWS Solutions architect associate certification, CEH, CHFI, Security+, SFCP, GCIA, ISSEP, ISSMP, GCIH, GCFA, CCNA, Palo alto, Checkpoint

Other Job Requirements


  • 3+ years minimum experience deploying and/or administrating infrastructure solutions or database administration. 
  • Strong working knowledge of automated deployment and Cloud platforms.
  • AWS Sysops certification or certifications in VMware, Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, Oracle, SQL Server.
  • Two or more of the these certifications including but not limited to:  AWS Sysops certification, AWS Solutions architect associate certification, MTA, MSCA, Cisco-CCNA, CCNP , Database administration (Oracle, SQL Server, MongoDB and MariaDB, MySQL, Hadoop, Redshift, AWS EMR ), Avaya (ACA, ACSS, ASIC, ACE).
  • Critical thinker.
  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing and able to quickly learn new technology.

General Job Information


Sr. CheckPoint Firewall Security Engineer - California



Work Experience



Bachelors: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

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