Firewall Engineer

Job Title
Firewall Engineer
Job ID
Washington,  DC
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Firewall Engineer 
Washington, DC
Active Secret clearance required

@Orchard LLC is seeking a skilled Firewall Engineer with strong experience with Palo Alto firewalls in support of the Enterprise IT Operations for the CIO office for a Civilian Federal Agency.  This network engineer position will perform a variety of complex assignments associated with managing and controlling network infrastructures in a high paced environment with a variety of cutting-edge technologies supporting the organization's enterprise network functions.

Duties may include: 
  • ​​​​​​Design, Operate, and Maintain Palo Alto Enterprise and NextGen Firewalls (on-prem and cloud deployed) for the agency
  • Monitor, Manage, and Test firewall rulesets to ensure desired functionality and meet organizational operational requirements
  • Must be able to support current and upcoming engineering projects as set by the Program Management staff or Team Lead
  • Provide technical recommendations for system upgrades, technical refreshes, or new builds per requirements set by the Project Management staff or Team Lead
  • Be a technical resource or lead for individual projects when his or her knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the project group or task
  • Provide documentation support for designs, implementations, configurations, knowledge base articles
  • Provide technical support to end-users or groups regarding connectivity issues
  • Configure user access, end-user applications, and assist with other duties, as requested
  • Adhere to Change Management process
  • Must be able to multitask a variety of projects and tasks
  • Develop detailed documentation to describe Network and Firewall deployment, configuration, upgrading, and maintenance for Change Management requests and Knowledge Content libraries

Skills and Experience:
  • Candidates must have an active SECRET clearance
  • Candidates must have at least 5 years applied experience with the following:
  • 3 years of Applied expert experience with Palo Alto Next Generation Firewalls Configuration, Maintenance, and understanding of Firewall Rules, Zones, Wildfire, Global Protect is a must
  • Cloud Based Networking to include configuration and support of Network security gateways, Resource Groups provisioning, Network segments, Virtual Gateways, VWan Routing, Network Firewalls (Palo Alto and Microsoft Based) 
  • VMWare configuration, support and maintenance to include ESXI support
  • SnapCenter Configurations, Modifications 
  • Measure system performance, control system security, and / or extend operating system capabilities to support local requirements to include azure cloud services
  • Preferred Azure Cloud Network Experience
Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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