Sr. Firewall VPN Design Engineer - Remote (Secret Clearance Required) - Alexandria, Virginia United States - 21626

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Job #: 21626
Title: Sr. Firewall VPN Design Engineer - Remote (Secret Clearance Required)
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $55.00 - $60.00 - US Dollars - Hourly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: NO




The Senior Firewall/VPN Design Engineer supporting the U.S.Navy NGEN program will be expected to perform the following:

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Manages technical expertise in developing, deploying, and managing professional services solutions exclusively to Federal Government clients on a fee-for-service or billable hours basis.
  • Develops and applies advanced methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of advanced system requirements and problems.
  • Plans, develops and technically directs projects or major phases of significant projects, coordinating the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.
  • Develops investigations and tests of considerable complexity.

Reviews literature, patents and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.

  • Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management.
  • Evaluates vendor capabilities to provide required products or services. Consults on technical implications to other organizations.
  • Oversees work of lower-level engineers
  • Evaluates and design communication hardware and software, troubleshoots LAN/BAN/WAN and other network related problems, provides technical expertise for performance, design and configuration of networks.
  • Design capabilities for caching and proxy, to include control of content accessed through proxy (Filter by category, allow policy application scheduling, and apply updates of automated filter categories from a Government approved industry provider).
  • Assist with the development and integration of identity and access management requirements and monitor security updates in accordance with Government policies.
  • Design and integrate multivendor solutions utilizing Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and other vendor technologies.
  • Design, Develop and Integrate network routing utilizing Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and perform network security utilizing Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Access Control List (ACL), Internet Protocol Security (IPSEC), packet-filtering firewalls, circuit-level gateways, Next-Gen firewalls, and Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (L2 VPN).


Required Skills, Certification, Experience, and Education:

  • In-depth knowledge of firewall and VPN technologies from multiple vendors, particularly Juniper and Riverbed
  • Understanding of TCP protocols and OSI layers
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Routers and Switches, Installing and Troubleshooting
  • Experience using Network Management tools.
  • Review and evaluate various testing reports, such as ACAS, and effectively mitigate reported vulnerabilities and help assess risks.
  • Advanced knowledge of QOS, IPSEC, GRE
  • Expert knowledge of application layer firewalls
  • Minimum 10 years related IT experience with multi-vendor networks
  • Experience with formal Systems Engineering processes/methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Certified in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Technician Level III.
  • Advanced industry certification – CCNP Security, JNCIP Sec, Certified Modeling and
  • Simulation Professional, etc.

Must possess ITIL V3.


  • Experience working in large Tier 1 carrier networks
  • Experience with Navy/Marine Corps, DISA and Joint interoperability of network design, integration and implementation.
  • Experience with MPLS Carrier supporting Carrier
  • Experience working in Agile and DevOps environments

CISSP Certification
Required Clearance: DoD Secret Clearance Required