Security Analyst (Palo Alto)
Onico Solutions
Toronto, ON, Canada
7d ago

We are currently looking for a Security Analyst (Palo Alto) for a 1 year contract opportunity (possible conversion to perm) to work with our client throughout their Palo Alto security network / firewall upgrade.

The Security Analyst (Palo Alto) will oversee the installation team and manage the network security firewall protocols and settings.

They will also work with the Network Engineers and Systems Analysts to assess best practices. The Security Analyst will also identify, analyze and document malware behaviour and threat reports.


  • Responsible for ensuring all Palo Alto firewall security is at optimal levels through proactive management of the environment and if required instigate appropriate action to maintain service levels
  • Identify, analyze and document malware behaviour and threat reports
  • Ensure that all systems meet security standards and escalate violations through appropriate internal processes
  • Define and review Operation Acceptance Tests and procedures and facilitate migration of the new / modified firewalls / network security based services into the production environment
  • Develop and conduct skills transfer processes through individual and team training and procedures
  • Provide technical direction and assistance to junior staff members
  • Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience installing, configuring and administering Palo Alto Networks firewalls
  • 4+ years of technical hands-on experience with application security / endpoint security
  • Experience with malware and malware threats
  • Understanding of web applications, web protocols, security and Internet environments
  • Advanced knowledge of web threats and cybercrime
  • Experience with installations, configurations and integrations in a complex security environment
  • Network Security experience in a mid to large organization
  • Experience understanding malware, exploits, operating system structure and behavior and experience in securing these environments
  • Demonstrated experience planning and executing change using the ITIL framework (an asset)
  • Intermediate knowledge of routing protocols (an asset)
  • Checkpoint Firewalls (an asset)
  • Strong collaboration and synergy with team player with a customer service driven attitude
  • Efficiencies with use of computer systems
  • Affluent abilities with core applications, including MS Office, Google Apps, Visio, MS Project
  • This is a 12 month contract opportunity located in downtown Toronto with the possibility for a permanent offer at the completion of the contract opportunity.

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