NexGen Data Systems is seeking a Firewall Sustainment Engineer with experience supporting in-service systems for the worldwide network. Sustainment Engineers ensure continued operation and maintenance of a system with managed risk. Technical surveillance of critical safety items, approved sources for these items, and the oversight of the design configuration baselines are also part of the sustaining engineering effort. The ability to work shifts during a 247 operational requirement is a must. This team consists of a combination of System Engineering and management strategies to achieve the desired sustainment metrics. This includes Root cause analysis of in-service problems (including operational hazards, deficiency reports, parts obsolescence, corrosion effects, and reliability degradation) Other activities necessary to ensure cost-effective support to achieve peacetime and wartime readiness and performance requirements over a system s life-cycle Roles and Responsibilities Troubleshoot network security suite solutions. Work in a team setting making recommendations related to troubleshooting, device configuration, and documentation. Resolve issues in a timely manner dealing with a variety of different network devices and protocols following applicable reporting formats Perform detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements Exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results Use professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways RequiredDesired Skills 2-3+ years relevant experience in supporting a large network infrastructure. Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or a related discipline is preferred but not required. A strong working knowledge with Routers, Switches, Firewalls, and Virtual Private Network devices. Have a wide range of experience and be able to apply to various technical situations A good understanding of TCPIP in regards to routing and subnetting Must be a team player that can work under pressure with good written and oral communication skills Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain and hold a DoD Secret Clearance Experience with the following Network protocols and services Routing Protocols (OSPF, BGP) Access Control Lists Experience with the following a plus Palo Alto Firewall PA-4050 Palo Alto Firewall PA-2050 Palo Alto Firewall PA-5050 Cisco SwitchFWSM 6500-E Cisco ASA 5500 Series Firewalls Other requirements A strong sense of urgency including self-governance on task priority. Must be willing to work shifts to cover a 24x7 operational environment. Must meet the requirements to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance, as well as all required security certifications and trainings Travel as required Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. About the Company NexGen Data Systems is an emerging technologies focused company providing expert systems and network engineering solutions to the Department of Defense. NexGen Data Systems promotes a culture of knowledge and career advancement through continued learning, keeping our team current on the latest advances in systems and networking, and enabling our team to provide the best available solutions to our clients. Benefits Company covers 100 of premiums for the employee s medical, dental, and vision insurance and subsidizes 50 of premiums for spouse and dependents. 401(k) match up to 10 of the employee s salary contributions to 401(K) plan. Company supplied educational books, resources, and 100 of certification test costs. 10 paid holidays and 15 days of paid time off (PTO). NOTE US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. In order to be qualified for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a United States Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. We are unable to sponsor Visas at this time. NexGen Data Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.