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
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.