L2 Security Analyst

Irving, TX 75038

Posted: 01/25/2018 Employment Type: Contract Category: Network Security Job Number: 48404

L2 Security Analyst
Contract role in Irving, TX

 

The Security Level 2 Central Operations team as part of a Cyber Security Operations consolidates standard structured and repeatable tasks for all managed security infrastructure and applications, improving incidents and requests turnaround, with a 24x7 coverage.  The Level 2 Analyst tasks focus on perimeter and network security.

Description:

Duties include providing support to perimeter security infrastructure, comprised by firewall, proxy, remote access and intrusion detection systems; day to day firewall and proxy changes execution from request handling and scheduling to implementation in the production environment based on customer requirements; problem analysis and resolution from non-hardware routine issues to critical failures within established service level targets.

Perimeter security infrastructure includes firewall, proxy, remote access and intrusion detection systems.  Investigation, documentation and resolution of outages to critical business systems that may be caused by or impacting these systems;  escalation of issues to, and tracking of progress in conjunction with other technical resource teams; working incidents escalated from the level 1 team which may include scheduling multiple changes, software upgrades, or configuration activities to resolve.  

Skills and Qualifications:

Desired platforms and technical experience:   
?     CheckPoint Secure Platform Pro & GAIA,  Juniper SRX and Juniper Netscreen firewalls, Palo Alto Networks firewall and intrusion detection devices
?     BlueCoat Proxy
?     Juniper SSL VPN appliances and Cisco ASA with AnyConnect client
?     Arbor network anomaly detection devices
?     Networking and routing with BGP
?     Traffic analysis: tcpdump/pcap/wireshark
?     Linux/Unix
?     Strong understanding of Enterprise Change, Incident and Problem Management is required.
?     Experience utilizing ServiceNow is a plus

Also desired/emphasized are:
?     Strong troubleshooting and communication skills
?     Strong analytical and quantitative capability with attention to detail and ability to work in a demanding and environment
?     Exhibiting a high degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task, seeking guidance where necessary
?     Strong communication skills, including verbal and written skills
?     Ability to work as part of a team with remote colleagues in other countries

The candidate will be required to analyze customer requirements to ensure all standards, policies and guidelines are upheld from the information security perspective and support routine compliance activities. Eventually, the candidate will need to support technology improvements, such as new infrastructure install and hardware/software upgrades.
 
Relevant Certifications: CheckPoint, Juniper firewalls. CISSP or CCNA/CCNP as a plus.
Education Level Required: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related fields preferred.
 
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