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Firewall Program Manager in Spartanburg, SC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/5/2018

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Job #:  805003

   

Title: Firewall Program Manager 

Location: Spartanburg, SC 

Terms: Permanent 

Salary: DOE 

 

This position would Lead the administration of our Palo Alto Networks Next Generation firewall program and own the responsibility of roadmap, design, architecture, and implementation.  The solution would consist of multiple firewall objects, working in concert, in the various business units as deemed necessary to achieve industry best practice and adherence with applicable regulations.  This position would mentor junior firewall engineers and be responsible for the overall health and establishment of the firewall security program.

The person would articulate the goals and objectives of the program and how it will impact the business. Their role is to map out and define the list of dependent projects that need to be completed to reach the overall goal. When it comes to the program, they focus on strategy, design and implementation, and how to delegate the projects appropriately.

 

Education 

  • BS degree – Experience may substitute for education

Experience

  • 15 years; minimum of 5 years in Healthcare environment;
  • understanding of PMI Methodology.
  • Works independently, without supervision
  • REQUIRED:  PCNSE
  • PREFERRED: In addition to above: CISSP and or CCNA-Security

 

Industry Awareness

  • Core understanding of industry regulations as it applies to encryption, encapsulation, and segregation for protected data.

Team Lead

  • Mentor Junior staff of the Firewall Program
  • Perform Skills Gap analysis on team with respect to security foundations and firewall best practices
  • Create training suggestions for team to limit the skills gap

Program Management

  • Lead, design, and implement the firewall engineer program which consists of Communication, Technology, Training, Labs, Process/Workflow to enable a high level of security, visibility, and reliability to downstream organizational units.
  • Acts as liaison between business units and Network Infrastructure
  • Facilitates presentations and discussions with upper leadership
  • Helps to improve and instill the discipline and process to drive consistency, predictability, and efficiency for the Firewall Program Framework
  • Ensure all program artifacts (Process/Procedures, Design Docs, Test Plans, Training Roadmap, etc.) are completed and approved in a timely fashion, and are saved in the program’s central repository.

Project Lead

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of firewall related projects.

Analyze business requirements to develop technical network solutions and their framework.

  • Ability to lead and represent engineering architectural discussions
  • Write functional requirements/specifications documents.

Security Liaison

  • Leadership role on the security Incident Response Team for breach investigation
  • Provides reporting and monitoring as directed for various threat vectors in the network

Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning.

  • Ability to conduct proof of concepts
  • Design, test, and inspect data communications systems.

Expert understanding and application of IP networks and Application layer security

  • Manage the overall communications, upward and downward through the organizations, escalating key issues and present options for resolution to the global and cross functional teams.
  • Designs and implements solutions to improve existing processes and tools
  • Promotes best practices and trains others on existing and new processes and tools across teams and department

Communication

  • Builds and maintains relationships to increase collaboration and productivity
  • Develops and manages communication methods and cadence to ensure appropriate program governance
  • Serve as the central point of contact and primary interface for all programs related issues.
  • Proactively detects misalignment and gains consensus on appropriate actions, mitigating negative impact
  • Monitor program risk and assist managers in developing mitigation strategies to meet the program’s goals and objectives

If you interested in this role, please reach out to Maggie at mbedrosian@apexsysetms.com.