Network Security Engineer

Chicago, IL |$120-140K | Job ID: 118017

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Job Description

LaSalle Network is currently working with a prominent real estate investment firm based in Chicago, specializing in acquiring and managing commercial properties nationwide. Their commitment to excellence and innovation has allowed them to build a robust and secure network infrastructure. As part of their expansion, they are seeking a highly skilled Network Security Engineer with at least 4 years of experience in Palo Alto firewalls to join their dynamic team.

As a Network Security Engineer specializing in Palo Alto firewalls, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and protection of network infrastructure. Your primary responsibility will be to design, implement and manage the Palo Alto firewall environment, safeguarding critical business data and systems from potential threats. You will work closely with the IT team, vendors and external partners to maintain a secure network environment aligned with industry best practices.

Network Security Engineer Responsibilities:
  • Design, deploy, and maintain Palo Alto firewall solutions to establish a secure network perimeter for our real estate investment company
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand network security requirements and develop tailored solutions to address them effectively
  • Conduct regular security assessments and vulnerability scans to identify and mitigate potential risks and vulnerabilities in network infrastructure
  • Monitor network traffic and security logs to detect and respond to security incidents and breaches in a timely manner
  • Configure and fine-tune firewall policies, rules and access controls to align with our security policies and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external vendors to ensure seamless integration of Palo Alto firewalls with existing network infrastructure and security systems
  • Provide expert-level support and troubleshooting for firewall-related issues, including analyzing network traffic, diagnosing connectivity problems and implementing solutions
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and advancements in network security, including emerging threats and vulnerabilities and recommend proactive measures to enhance our security posture
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive network security documentation, including network diagrams, policies, procedures and incident response plans

Network Security Engineer Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or a related field
  • 4+ years of hands-on experience designing, implementing and managing Palo Alto firewalls in enterprise-level environments
  • Strong knowledge of network security principles, protocols and technologies, with a focus on Palo Alto firewalls and associated security features
  • Proficiency in firewall policy management, rule optimization and access control configuration
  • Experience in conducting security assessments, vulnerability scans and penetration tests
  • Familiarity with network monitoring and security tools, such as intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS) and SIEM platforms
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP, routing protocols and network troubleshooting methodologies
  • Relevant certifications such as Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) or Certified Network Security Professional (CCNP Security) are highly desirable
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills to effectively convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

Thank you,

Kelsey Person
Recruiting Lead
LaSalle Network

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LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.