Firewall and/or Proxy Administrator (Palo Alto or Blue Coat Proxy exp preferred) - Peterson AFB, CO - Military Veterans

at General Dynamics

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Responsibilities for this Position
Location: USA CO Peterson AFB - 160 Patrick St (COC055)
Full Part/Time: Full time
Job Req: RQ122126

Type of Requisition:
Regular

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Secret

Public Trust/Other Required:
None

Job Family:
Systems Administration

Job Description:

Firewall and/or Proxy Administrator

Peterson AFB, CO

Secret Clearance

GDIT is currently seeking aFirewall and/or Proxy AdministratoratPetersonAFBto support the IAFNOS contract, whichsupports the 690th Cyberspace Operations Group performing 24/7/365 Air Force Information Network (AFIN) operations,including defensive cyberspace operations (DCO), network management, information assurance, and fault resolution activities to maintain the operational capabilities of the network, establish the domain for AF cyberspace operations, and ensure AF cyberspace superiority.

Firewall and/or Proxy Administrator

Responsibilities include:
  • Installing, configuring, operating, maintaining, monitoring, administering, and troubleshooting of network and network defense technologies (e.g., firewalls, application-based firewalls, intrusion detection systems, web proxy devices and servers, and associated software)
  • Responding to outages and resolving and documenting priority incident tickets
  • Changing, upgrading, and patching boundary devices
  • Maintaining and operating Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • Troubleshooting and correcting IPS induced service issues
  • Granting and restricting administrative access to boundary devices according to authorization rules (keep)
  • Working with communication units to maintain and administer security boundary components at locations IAW DoD and AF standards and guidance
  • Monitoring network boundaries to provide intrusion detection, identification, and internal/external IT threat analysis
  • Preserving, protecting, recovering and reconstituting friendly cyberspace capabilities before, during and after network attacks
  • Responding to and accomplishing change request actions and documenting changes, upgrades, patches (keep)
  • Accomplishing network maintenance during the Government-prescribed maintenance windows
  • Troubleshooting web connectivity problems (keep)
  • Participating in project management, planning, implementation and installation to ensure configuration and integration conforms to baseline architecture
  • 8570 Certification
  • Palo Alto (ACE) certification - Required for day tier 3, preferred for swing tier 2
  • Multiple Years of Palo Alto ACE experience and ability to work independently FIREWALL EXPERIENCE Mandatory
  • Proxy experience and confidence to login to troubleshoot
  • LAN and enterprise network troubleshooting skills
  • Understanding of sub netting
  • Solid understanding of the different AFNET Boundaries
  • Remedy Ticketing skills to close different types of tickets
  • SolarWinds Experience
  • Linux+ certification - At start or ability to obtain within 180 days
  • Wireshark certification - At start or ability to obtain within 90 days
  • Must be able to support 24/7 operations - Swing shift or Mid shift

Please Note: Shift work is possible.

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

2-3 years of directly related experience in firewall administration and/or analysis.

  • Experience supporting IAW DoD and US Air Force Standards for security boundary components/firewalls
  • Experience working with Palo Alto Firewalls and/or Blue Coat Proxies highly preferred
  • Experience working with Remedy Ticketing System highly preferred
  • Current 8570 IAT II Level Certification (CNA-Security, GICSP, GSEC, Sec+ CE, SSCP) or higher is required
  • Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) and/or Blue Coat Proxy Certified Administrator a plus
  • Current Secret security clearance or higher, or be eligible for and obtain prior to starting work

Additional industry certifications may be required within specific time frames.

#GDITPriority

The likely salary range for this position is $56,000 - $84,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40

Travel Required:
10-25%

Telecommuting Options:
Onsite

Work Location:
USA CO Peterson AFB

Additional Work Locations:

Total Rewards at GDIT:
Our benefits package for all US-based employees includes a variety of medical plan options, some with Health Savings Accounts, dental plan options, a vision plan, and a 401(k) plan offering the ability to contribute both pre and post-tax dollars up to the IRS annual limits and receive a company match. To encourage work/life balance, GDIT offers employees full flex work weeks where possible and a variety of paid time off plans, including vacation, sick and personal time, holidays, paid parental, military, bereavement and jury duty leave. To ensure our employees are able to protect their income, other offerings such as short and long-term disability benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment, personal accident, critical illness and business travel and accident insurance are provided or available. We regularly review our Total Rewards package to ensure our offerings are competitive and reflect what our employees have told us they value most.

COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

Should I Apply?

At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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