• F5 Network Security Engineer

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  • Overview

    The David Kenneth Group is seeking to add a qualified Network Security Engineer to its team of experienced data center migration professionals.  We specialize in data center transformations.  Our services include data center migrations, infrastructure and virtualization optimization, and advisory services for large enterprise clients. Due to high demand for our services, we are seeking to add a Network Security Engineer to our team.


    Our typical engagements are relocations, mergers, consolidations, and modernizations lasting anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Data center migration projects are mission-critical and come with inherent risks. The qualified candidate must have previous experience with data center migrations, consolidations, and/or relocations.


    The ideal candidate must be a proactive team player with a dynamic personality comfortable working in highly available, fast-paced, client-facing environments. Our work culture mandates an entrepreneurial mindset and a self-starter attitude.  David-Kenneth Group hires individuals that embrace critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement of themselves and those around them.


    Should you be qualified, this is a great opportunity to keep your skills sharp. This position will provide unique challenges as well as an opportunity to work with an industry leader whose services are in high demand and are looking to expand.


    The Network Security Engineer develops security infrastructure solution specifications from business requirements and designs security solutions that support core organizational functions, and assure their confidentiality, integrity and high availability. A qualified candidate understands current network and security industry trends and emerging technologies, understands and evaluates complex business functions and processes, IT development methodologies, operation requirements and procedures. This position requires expertise in Check Point and F5 technologies to evaluate and help clients select technologies required to support security infrastructure solutions.

    • Works with clients to define security infrastructure requirements for complex systems and infrastructure development.
    • Responsible for designing, sizing and scaling network security infrastructure solution for various projects
    • Evaluates and helps clients select security technologies required to support security infrastructure solutions
    • Understands network and security industry standards and best practices
    • Engages with clients, builds a trusted relationship, and clearly understands the client’s requirements


    Experience & Education Requirements:

    • Hands-on technical experience with internetworking/data center operations including LAN/WAN operations.
    • Hands-on technical experience preferred with internetworking/data center operations including WAN operations (e.g. DNS, Open SSL, Cryptography, virtualization, etc), Network Protocols, TCP/IP, OSI Model, UNIX or Linux (e.g. Redhat) operating systems, VMware or equivalent hypervisors and network hardware preferred. Potential for exposure to Network Security (e.g. Web Application Security, AAA, VPN, DDoS, Malware, Application Firewalls, etc)
    • Exposure to UNIX. Some experience with Linux, preferably Red Hat. Some exposure to VMWare or equivalent hypervisors preferred.
    • Knowledgeable in TCP/IP protocols and the OSI model
    • Proficient with Windows OS
    • Able to work under general instruction on routine work.
    • Evidence of building strong internal/external relationships; within a team environment preferred.
    • Analytical thinker with strong attention to detail
    • Excellent customer service skills together with experience supporting customers and service providers in production environments preferred.
    • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently, including technical concepts and terminology.
    • Should be able to effectively relay technical information to customers of varying skill levels
    • Check Point Architecture Design experience (required)
    • Cisco Security Architecture Design experience (required)
    • Bachelor's degree in a technical or business field, or equivalent education and related training
    • Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) required or Certified Security Master (CCSM) preferred
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) required
    • VMware VCP – Data Center Virtualization and/or Network Virtualization
    • Extensive F5 Technology Experience is required 


    • Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) preferred
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) a plus
    • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) a plus
    • Past telecommute experience
    • Past consulting experience

    Additional Information   

    • Must be authorized to work in the United States
    • Full time/w Benefits
    • Ability to travel on short notice (approximately 25-33% or 1wk/month average within continental US annually)
    • Telecommute (but must be willing to support any U.S. time zone)

    Corporate Summary   

    David-Kenneth Group is a privately held company whose main offices are in Annapolis, Maryland. Our core competency and singular focus is data center migration and disaster recovery. The company is a certified veteran-owned business and has more than 40-years of experience increasing market share and revenue for clients.  All of our people, processes and methodology are purposed to help achieve the very attractive business benefits associated with data center migrations.  What is typically a once in a lifetime project for most organizations is what we do all day, every day.  


    Please visit our website at www.davidkennethgroup.com for additional information.  


    What We Do! 

    Our typical engagements are relocations, mergers, consolidations, and modernizations lasting anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Our clients usually operate between 300 and 2000+ virtual servers providing mission-critical IT services in the health care, financial services, media, retail, utilities and national defense industries. Our data center migration services include data center migration strategy workshops, relocations, colocations, consolidations, transitions (transformation), and disaster recovery. We help organizations determine the strategy that best meets their evolving technical requirements and business goals. A data center migration strategy can include infrastructure optimization, colo and outsourcing selection, or application modernization services; our experts will guide clients through the process without interruption to services.  


    Our Benefits & Our Culture 

    The David Kenneth Group is committed to providing our employees with a competitive benefits package that complements our core values and demonstrates our people-first commitment.  We offer a competitive salary; paid time off; FLEX- Time, paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K; profit sharing program; and additional benefits such as employee development, education assistance, and employee referral bonuses. The hiring and retention of employees is critical to our success so we are continually striving to enhance our attraction as a great place to work! 


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