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Network Security Engineer


The Network Security Engineer is responsible for configuration, administration, and maintenance of the complex secure network system in support of the US Department of Commerce. This role will also provide security engineering and analysis for Enterprise applications and email systems, LAN and WAN systems, as well as support network security operations planning, designing, evaluating, and implementing counter measures. 


  • Provide management with correlation analysis of logs produced by the various network security and network filtering system logs
  • Administer Linux and open source systems
  • Maintain the BIND DNS/DNSSEC systems
  • Configure and administer firewall technologies
  • Install, integrate, and manage outbound and inbound TCP/IP packet inspection systems
  • Install, configure and administer intrusion detection systems (IDS)
  • Install, configure and manage firewall and packet filtering systems
  • Provide immediate response to network security alerts from the CIRT or network monitoring systems
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly reports as required by management on breaches in security and overall network security posture
  • Apply patches and remediations to assigned network security systems with the latest software version, security updates, and hotfixes in accordance with service level agreements
  • Install, configure and administer two-factor authentication solutions i.e. RSA SecurID, TACACS, & RADIUS
  • Collaborates to design, plan and implement new firewall architectures, upgrades and features as necessary.
  • Administer VPN services
  • Make security enhancement recommendations to management
  • Implement new platforms/designs, code versions, and features to meet lifecycle management and business requirements
  • Provide Tier 3 support in troubleshooting of the network related issues and problems.
  • Conduct after hours maintenance and troubleshooting as required


  • Experience with Cisco Works and Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Knowledge of security operations, including firewall rules and security policies.
  • Experience with SolarWinds Monitoring Tools - NPM
  • Experience in design, implementation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Cisco switches and routers
  • Experience with Cisco ASA firewalls, RSA SecurID System and tokens and SSL/VPN in Cisco ASA
  • Experience in maintaining and managing DNS
  • Experience with Linux Administration
  • Thorough understanding of Network Architecture & Protocols, including concepts (i.e., EIGRP and BGP) and best practices
  • Excellent customer service skills and understanding of ITIL
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must have the ability to communicate technical and security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff and management.
  • Proven ability to multitask, prioritize and remain cool under pressure
  • Team player and self-starter
  • Strong analytical skills (i.e., technical and non-technical problem-solving skills).
  • MUST possess one of the following certifications:  CCNA, CCNP, or  Security+ Certification


  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Cyber Security or similar field. Relative experience in these fields and additional specialized certifications can also be considered as an option.


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