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Firewall Engineer - Checkpoint
Ref No.: 18-07815
Location: Augusta, Maine
Firewall Engineer - Checkpoint
7+ month contract
Augusta, ME

  • Strong expertise in deployment, configuration, tuning and administration of Checkpoint firewalls
  • Checkpoint Version R77-R80.20
  • Basic understanding of IDS/IPS/DLP appliances

Key tasks:
  • Design, setting engineering standards, Configure, administer, and document firewall infrastructure, working with Checkpoint
  • Manage the firewall deployment, rules migrations, and firewall administration.
  • Responsible for converting existing rule base onto new platforms.
  • Thoroughly familiar with Checkpoint models, capabilities, and architectures including firewall virtualization
  • Fully versed in the syntax of security platforms, and rule verification

Role Description:
  • Make sound recommendations on functional and technical improvements to the product.
  • Analyze the functional and technical impact of product planning decisions.
  • Develop appropriate functional and usability standards for products.
  • rack and document expected volume and type of use of the product.
  • Participate in product design reviews to verify that design meets quality standards and functional/technical requirements.
  • Perform impact analyses on production fixes and enhancements to establish priorities.
  • Provide basic product support and provide accurate and complete answers to detailed product questions in a timely manner.
  • Provide effective on-site product support as needed.
  • Accurately sets severity of identified defects.
  • Provide input to training and / or documentation materials regarding latest technical and functional design changes.
  • Document all work for future reference.
  • Review the system test approach and conditions used as the basis for detailed test scenarios.
  • Follow quality standards.
  • Analytical and customer service skills.
  • Communicate accurate and useful status updates.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Complete assigned tasks.
  • Strong communication skills; both written and spoken
  • Actively contribute as an expert or actual designer.
  • Coordinate product design reviews to verify that design meets quality standards and functional/technical requirements.
  • Provide accurate estimates for design and programming efforts for system changes and enhancements.
  • Design and provide input on product security and firewall issues.
  • Coordinate enhancements to business and logical data models with data base administration to make the appropriate changes to the physical data model.
  • Confirm that technical architecture will support all changes required by product enhancements.
  • Effectively lead product tests and trials.
  • Identify appropriate business examples to illustrate key concepts / features.
  • Anticipate, identify, track and resolve issues and risks affecting own work and work of the Application Team. Develop contingency plans as necessary.
  • Apply specific expertise to ensure that products meet defined customer objectives.
  • Anticipate and resolve issues specific to the team.
  • Determine time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Identify and track issues, risks and action items.

NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.