AAA Southern California

Firewall Engineer - Orange County Area

Security Engineer in Orange County, CA

Posted 2019-01-31

Must have direct hands-on experience with firewalls in a production environment.
Must have Checkpoint R.77 (or close) and should have Cisco ASA 9 (or 8)
Must have Point to Point VPN
Must have a strong understanding of layer 2 and 3 networking
Should have Checkpoint VS
Should have change control/change management experience.

Job description:
• Ensure all Firewall equipment are available and functional at all times for the global end-users on a 24/7/365 basis including non-business hours.
• Support and manage Checkpoint, Cisco firewalls and other network devices.
• Provide preventative maintenance on network infrastructure.
• Provide design engineering support for firewall rules to enterprise customers.
• Develop best practices, operational procedures and design documentation for business continuity.
• Monitor and optimize network performance and assure network security in a high availability environment.
• Create redundant, reliable, scalable network with fault tolerance, performance tuning, real-time monitoring, data collection, and disaster recovery.
• Deploy, support and maintain Site to Site and Client to site VPNs.
• Work with other teams in and out of the department to troubleshoot and support LAN and WAN related issues, events and incidents.
• Enforce and execute user policies and procedures regarding the use of network resources.
• Conduct continuous process improvement and implement change management control process.
• Provide capacity planning and hardware/software initiatives to management team.
• Prepare, plan and execute software upgrades as a result of critical bugs, vulnerabilities or EOL announcements
• Third Level Support/acts as escalation path for complex incidents and change requests, engaging vendor where required

• 6 years hands on experience in enterprise network related field.
• Preferred expert knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Active Directory
• Must possess a working knowledge of network security concepts (Access controls, authentication, authorization).
• Highly motivated and have strong customer focus with the ability to interface with all levels of staff.
• Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced and dynamic environment while keeping a professional demeanor and strong work ethic.
• Strong network engineering background in a TCP/IP WAN environment.
• Requires the ability to sit at a desk and computer in a moderate noise level room for extended periods of time and must be able to lift 22 pounds.
• Ability to work in a team environment or independently with general guidelines.
• Ability to comprehend and analyze problems then make judgment decisions and find solutions
• Ability to respond quickly in emergency situations.
• Strong network troubleshooting skills.
• Excellent organization, planning, documentation and communications skills.
• Must be able and willing to work on special projects off hours as well as provide emergency on-call service on a 24/7/365 basis.
• Occasional travel required for remote work needs, training, or seminars.

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Company summary

AAA serves more than 58 million members in the United States and Canada as North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, providing its members a full range of travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services.


Pension; employee discounts.

Tech Stack

Java, JavaScript, SQL, .NET, Puppet, Chef, CentOS, Ubuntu, Tomcat, JBoss

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