Firewall Security Engineer Lead

3 weeks ago
# of Openings
Information Technology


NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.


Seeking a professional and experienced Firewall Security Engineer Lead to join our team. The successful candidate is an expert with firewall management processes and leading practices in large enterprises. Can lead a team in the review of firewall rules for compliance, efficiency and accuracy for the Corporate Information Security Office (CISO).

  • From a Lead perspective, perform all duties of the Firewall Security Engineering team.
  • Lead a team of professionals in the auditing, review, recommendation and development of large-scale firewall rulesets
  • Drive metrics, goals and weekly accomplishments of a team
  • Ability to analyze processes, define improvements and measure success
  • Define appropriate metrics and report progress to USPS management.


  • Extensive experience (5+ years) of related operational experience with managing firewalls in a large enterprise.
  • Bachelor’s in information security or related curriculum.
  • Certification in one or more of; CompTIA Network+, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certificate, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP), Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE), or JNCIE-ENT: Juniper Networks Certified Enterprise Routing and Switching Expert.
  • Experience leading teams of network security engineers and coordination with external stakeholders.
  • Experience with firewall migrations including re-creating rulesets across heterogeneous platforms (e.g. Juniper to Cisco).
  • Demonstrable knowledge, engineering and deployment of Cisco and Palo Alto Networks.
  • US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred), must successfully complete the government's security process (required).




NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit


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