General Dynamics Information Technology Palo Alto Firewall and/or Blue Coat Proxy Administrator in Hampton, Virginia

Job Description

Responsible for the analysis, administration and support of voice, video, and/or data communications networks.

  1. Analyzes, administers and maintains voice, video, and/or data communications networks.

  2. Manages the usage and performance of voice, video and/or data communications networks.

  3. Maintains network security and ensures compliance with security polices and procedures.

  4. Evaluates hardware and software, including peripheral, output, and related equipment.

  5. Participates in the development and implementation of network-related procedures and standards.

  6. Participates in and may lead aspects of major network installations and upgrades.

  7. Interfaces with vendors to ensure appropriate resolution during network outages or periods of reduced performance.

  8. Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.

  9. Provides advice and training to end-users.

  10. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems.

  11. Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned.

  12. Participates in special projects as required.

Duties:

  • Administer, manage, operate, maintain, install and configure 690 COG AOR network boundary devices and technologies.

  • Working with Communications Squadrons and other base-level authorities to maintain and administer security boundary components at locations IAW DoD and AF standards and guidance, using industry best practices

  • Changing, upgrading, and patching boundary devices requiring two-person compliance through established change management procedures

  • Participating in project management, planning, implementation and installation to ensure configuration and integration conforms to baseline architecture

  • Identifying potential threats

  • Managing resolution of security violations

  • Maintaining and operating Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

  • Troubleshooting and correcting IPS induced service issues

  • Maintaining physical infrastructure to include troubleshooting and operating system patching

  • Granting and restricting administrative access to boundary devices according to authorization rules

  • Working with communication units to maintain and administer security boundary components at locations IAW DoD and AF standards and guidance

  • Identifying potential threats and managing resolution of security violations

  • Monitoring and troubleshooting intrusion prevention boundary devices using Government provided toolsets (such as SCOM, SolarWinds, SMARTS and NETCOP/NETCOOL)

  • Monitoring network boundaries to provide intrusion detection, identification, and internal/external IT threat analysis

  • Preserving, protecting, recovering and reconstituting friendly cyberspace capabilities before, during and after network attacks

  • Making changes/upgrades/patches to boundary devices requiring two-person compliance through established change management procedures

  • Responding to and accomplishing change request actions and documenting changes, upgrades, patches

  • Responding to outages and resolving and documenting priority incident tickets

  • Accomplishing network maintenance during the Government-prescribed maintenance windows

  • Troubleshooting web connectivity problems

  • Granting and restricting administrative access to boundary devices according to authorization rules

  • Installing, configuring, operating, maintaining, monitoring, administering, and troubleshooting of network and network defense technologies (e.g., firewalls, application-based firewalls, intrusion detection systems, web proxy devices and servers, and associated software)

  • Participating in project management, planning, implementation and installation to ensure configuration and integration conforms to baseline architecture

  • Making changes, upgrades, and patches to boundary devices requiring two-person compliance through established change management procedures

Please Note: Shift work is possible.

Requirements:

  • Current 8570 IAT II Level Certification (CNA-Security, GICSP, GSEC, Sec+ CE, SSCP) or higher

  • Experience working with Palo Alto Firewalls and/or Blue Coat Proxies

Desired Experience/Certifications:

  • Blue Coat Certified Professional

  • Certified Infoblox Core Administrator (CICA)

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

  • Blue Coat Certified Administrator

  • CompTIA Linux - Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)

  • SolarWinds Certified Professional

  • Wireshark Certified Network Analyst (WCNA)

Education

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Qualifications

2-5 years of directly related experience in network administration and support.

Requirements:

  • Current 8570 IAT II Level Certification (CNA-Security, GICSP, GSEC, Sec+ CE, SSCP) or higher

  • Experience working with Palo Alto Firewalls and/or Blue Coat Proxies

Desired Experience/Certifications:

  • Blue Coat Certified Professional

  • Certified Infoblox Core Administrator (CICA)

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

  • Blue Coat Certified Administrator

  • CompTIA Linux - Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)

  • SolarWinds Certified Professional

  • Wireshark Certified Network Analyst (WCNA

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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