Firewall Engineer / Palo Alto SME

Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Project Management & Services - Academic Bachelor

Seeking a Network Security Consultant and a Palo Alto
SME, to support over 100 firewall migrations form Cisco to Palo Alto. This
resource will collaborate with some of the industry's leading Engineers and
Security architects in the corporate world. This is a position for someone who
is looking for a high pay, short term 4+ month consultant project with a Top
Oil and Gas Operator in Houston, TX.

Feel free to contact

Meline Silverio, Account manager

Apply now

About this role

We have an available opportunity as a Firewall Engineer.
The engineer is responsible for consulting, designing, and deploying cyber
security technologies and solutions for the entire enterprise and for business
partners. As a team member, you will use your infrastructure experience and
cybersecurity knowledge to serve as subject matter expert and project consultant
to improve or introduce new cybersecurity capabilities that protect our client
from external and internal cybersecurity threats. You will work closely with
architects, business partners, and other IT and cybersecurity functions to
solve difficult, rapidly changing security challenges all the way from the
network perimeter and the cloud, up to and including the end-point device.
Where new technologies are introduced, the Engineer will work closely with the
Security Operations team to successfully transition to operations.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are
not limited to:

  • Migrate from Cisco ASA firewalls to Palo Alto
  • Develops and implements solutions and processes to
    maintain the reliability, effectiveness and efficiency of network security
    infrastructure components across the enterprise and associated process control
  • Works with project managers, team members, architects,
    business units and other stakeholders to create agile solutions, identifying
    continuous improvement opportunities, creating new or improved processes and
    automation to support step changes in operational efficiencies;
  • Leads, provides subject matter expertise, and
    collaborates extensively with other IT asset SMEs in design, deployment and
    implementation of network security solutions by utilizing next generation
    security technologies and improving frameworks for controls and policies;
  • Collaborates with global business units to design and
    deploy network security solutions suited to their unique environments.
  • Analyzes network security needs and designs solutions
    that meet business requirements for protection, standardization, efficiency,
    scalability, supportability and cost-effectiveness. Contributes to lifecycle
  • Transitions developed solutions to operations,
    including delivery of educational and training programs, and continues to
    provide Level 3 support. Collaborates with others to communicate change impacts
    to end users;
  • Follows standard change management processes and
    practices when introducing technical changes to the environment;
  • Develops and shares best practices with other teams.


  • Occasional after hours and weekend support may be
  • Required to be on-call cycle.

About you


Technical knowledge and experience - The role requires
demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with fundamental networking concepts and
infrastructure components. Building on this knowledge to employ a breadth of
security technologies spanning the following areas:

  • Network security - Secure network design, firewalls,
    proxies, remote access and third party connectivity, network data gathering
    tools, traffic analysis, Process Control Network Architectures, mobility
    devices, cloud access;
  • Cisco ASA Firewalls;
  • Palo Alto Firewalls;
  • Panorama;
  • Palo Alto Migration Tools.

Teamwork - Demonstrated ability to build effective
working relationships at all levels with operations, design, projects, vendors,
peers, etc. Ability to influence and motivate teams, and work with a variety of
disciplines, cultures, and environments. Fosters cooperation and collaboration
among individuals on the team and on assigned projects.

Leadership - Demonstrated ability to effectively plan,
prioritize, schedule and manage work activities to meet customer needs and
expectations. Problem Solving, and ability to accomplish desired results
independently with minimal direction in alignment with team goals and security
standards. Maintains frequent contact with customers, suppliers, partners and
team members.

Communication - Communicates in a clear, concise,
understandable manner both orally and in writing. Listens carefully and asks
questions to understand the views, concerns, and comments of others. Promotes
communications in all directions within work groups and between work groups.
Encourages open expression of ideas and opinions.

Must have skills:

Palo Alto Firewall experience, Cisco ASA Firewall
experience, and migration tool experience such as Palo Alto Migration Tool).
Migration experience

Nice to have skills:

Experience with any other types of firewalls

What we offer

Brunel Energy provides specialist personnel to the
international oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation and construction
industries. Our clients are predominantly major operating companies and
international engineering or construction companies. Through a network of 40
offices in 5 continents (Europe, Americas, Asia, Africa and Australia), we
currently second over 8,000 Technical Engineering Specialists to the largest
multinational Oil & Gas Companies and major EPC Contractors, through
well-established global supply agreements.


  • Contract 14+ month with possible extension and or perm
  • W2, 1099 or C2C;
  • Competitive wages and benefit package.

About us

Our client is one of the world's leading integrated
Energy companies. This top 10 Fortune 500 Corporation has pioneered everything
from upstream exploration and production, midstream transportation, power and
trading, to downstream manufacturing and retail.


  • Vacancy number: PUB168503
  • Location: Houston
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Meline Silverio

Account manager Brunel Energy USA Houston


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