Hybrid Role : Fortinet Certified Network Engineer role in VA.(MUST HAVE an active Certification in Fortinet FCP or FCSS and Cisco CCNA )


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IMPORTANT: Candidates MUST HAVE an active Certification in Fortinet FCP or FCSS and Cisco CCNA (I will verify) We have had a lot of fake candidates or candidates who say they are certified, but when checked it isn’t valid. Please only send candidates who have the FCP or FCSS certification.


Job Title: Fortinet Certified Network Engineer
Location: Hybrid, working onsite 3 days a week in Manassas, VA office
Hours: Normal business hours, with occasional weekend hours.
Duration: Long termContract 

Interview : Phone + Video

You will be working alongside a dynamic team of network engineers. Your team is fully responsible for the design, optimization, deployment and support of the Network Firewalls and security aspects. This Agile team engages in the product evolution, covering network architecture and design, development, configuration, quality assurance, security, operations and IT infrastructure aspects. You will work in a truly international environment with main hubs across three continents. We have global reach and impact but operate fast as we are a relatively small company. As a driving force of technological change, we operate in a true agile way.

What to expect in this role:
• Work with the Product Owner and Squad members to design, develop, test, configure, upgrade and maintain Fortinet and Checkpoint Firewalls with virtual instances (VDOM/VSX) in line with agreed requirements
• Work with your team to implement and operate your solutions
• Deploy infrastructure and network software according to our change management processes
• Collaborate with our internal and external customers following DevOps/Agile principles and best practices
• Assist in developing and maintaining technical documentation
• Interact and collaborate with other internal teams to ensure excellent customer satisfaction
• Handle issues always focusing on continuous improvement: you will automate, educate and share knowledge transparently
• Opportunity to develop yourself and others in a true DevOps agile environment.
• This position is mission critical and offers flexible work (minimum 2 days onsite and maximum 3 days from home – per week)
• Willing to perform weekend deployment activities and on-call on a rotational basis with peer team members (Estimated: One Saturday out of 4 weekends)

Professional Skills & Competencies:
• Autonomous, driven, with strong ability to quickly adapt and respond to change
• Customer oriented and quality mindset – we continually strive to deliver true customer value
• Strong analytical skills, open-minded, solutions oriented, and a true team player – gaining energy through collaboration with others
• Act as a technical lead to bring in Network Architecture design and drive to implementation
• Fluent in English (spoken and written).

Required Technical Skills & Knowledge:
• Hands-on experience with Fortinet and Checkpoint Firewalls or similar technologies
• Hand-on experience with Firewall management platforms FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, Checkpoint Smart-1
• Familiarity with security policy management tools like Algosec Security Management System
• Familiarity with SD-WAN and Zero Trust
• Knowledge of Cisco ACI
• Capable of troubleshooting complex network flows, interconnectivity, performance and configuration issues
• Provisions/executes firewall requests in accordance with security policies and standards on all environments
• Familiarity with concepts like Zero Touch/Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)
• Scripting in Shell, Python or Perl

Desired Technical Skills:
• MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE Certification in Fortinet FCP/FCSS Network Security and Cisco CCNA
• Checkpoint CCSA/CCSE certification
• Daily and Weekly FW rule-base management (provisioning, assurance etc.,) Contribute, plan and execute Firewall product roadmap/evolution – upgrades and new features
• Independently deploy a new infrastructure/environment i.e. from High Level Design to Detailed Design to Deployment
• Identifies problems and inefficiencies within our network and organizational workflows and assists with any recommended remediation/ changes to correct (example: script and automate routine tasks)
• Participate in the evaluation of new network technologies
• Familiarity with Jira, Confluence and ServiceNow tools for collaboration
• Knowledge/experience operating in Linux operating system

Additional Assets:
• Knowledge of CI/CD pipeline and Automation technologies for build and deployment – Ansible, Jenkins
• Good knowledge of IT security
• Mentor junior colleagues

Education & Experience:
University degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience
6-10 years of experience in a technical operational support area

Thanks And Regards

Kanhaiya Gupta | Recruitment Manager
Inspire Client LLC. | 1981 Memorial Dr. PMB #278, Chicopee, MA 01020

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