CTG Cisco ASA / Palo Alto Firewall Engineer - Government Client in Arlington, Virginia

Title: Cisco ASA / Palo Alto Firewall Engineer - Government Client

Location: US-VA-Arlington

Job Number: 18205079

CTG has an immediate need to hire a Cisco ASA / Palo Alto Firewall Engineer Consultant to work with our federal client onsite in Arlington, VA (Crystal City). Active DoD Secret clearance required


Must have an active Secret clearance.

Location: Arlington, VA (Crystal City)

Duration: 1 year contract

Tax Terms: W-2 (no 1099 or C2C)

Security Clearance: Active Secret Clearance required

Job Description:

Responsibilities include installing, operating, and maintaining portions of the security infrastructure including firewalls and security applications within an enterprise environment supporting Federal Infrastructure Managed Services team. The position is responsible for completing day-to-day management and operations of assigned security solutions and platforms to help detect security vulnerabilities and events which pose risk to the enterprise; performing platform lifecycle management activities (patching, upgrades, policy configuration, etc) for assigned platforms and/or tools; continuously assessing existing processes and procedures for improvement opportunities.

Required skills/Level of Experience:

A minimum of 4-6 years of combined IT and security work experience with a broad exposure to infrastructure/network and multi-platform environments. Requires knowledge of security issues, techniques, and implications across all existing computer platforms with specific focus on Palo Alto and Juniper. Understanding of information security frameworks, incident management/response, security operations, and application security best practices.

Nice to have skills:

  • 4 -6 years of experience in security engineering related to vulnerability management, intrusion prevention, data protection, monitoring, analytical and correlation tools.

  • Minimum 2 – 3 years of experience with Cisco ASA, Palo Alto, Juniper Netscreen, Riverbed knowledge/experience is preferred.

  • Can demonstrate a mature understanding of networking best practices.

  • 2 years of experience working the Linux and Windows operating systems.

  • 2 years of experience working with PERL, PHP, Python and/or other scripting languages.

  • Knowledge of industry security tool suites and capabilities.

  • BS of Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, cyber-security or equivalent.

  • Create and maintain network documentation as it relates to the standardized network topology, equipment, operational support and configuration.

  • Secret clearance eligibility.

  • Trained or certified in CISCO ASA, Palo Alto installation, configuration and maintenance.

  • CISSP certified (must be capable of obtaining a CISSP certification within 6 months) or CISM certified.

To be considered please immediately apply to this requisition using the link provided or go to the CTG Careers Page and apply to 18205079. For additional information please contact Jeffrey.Thompson@ctg.com . Kindly forward to any other interested parties—thank you!


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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