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Title Firewall Technician
Job Location Colorado Springs, CO
Job Information

The Firewall technician is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all firewall devices for the 561st Network Operations Squadron customer base. Key services maintained either locally or remotely are: Sidewinder G2 Firewalls, Cisco Virtual Private Network devices and BlueCoat Proxy servers.

Main Duties:

• Responsible for assisting with the establishment and development of a secure infrastructure, based on client needs, U.S Government guidance and industry best practices. Will operate and maintain, assist with the design modification and documentation security configurations for applications, network devices that include: Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and other equipment and software

• Provide guidance that supports technical information system design(s), improvements, planning and implementation. Assess current and planned information systems, identifying security architecture or design issues, and develop solutions to meet customer requirements and standards compliance

• Participates in infrastructure support projects to develop, plan, and implement specifications or standards for network and distributed system security technologies in support of key information systems. Able to support the evaluation and acquisition of information security tools (as requested). Participate in special projects (as required)


• CCNA Certification

• Must have hands on experience working with Sidewinder and Cisco firewalls, various IDS/IPS products, and VPNs

• Need a solid understanding of current security practices in service provider environment

• Strong understanding of current industry trends in network and security infrastructure

• Must be comfortable with shell scripting

• Candidates must possess an active DoD Secret security clearance

• Candidates must successfully pass a Drug Test

• B.S. in Computer Science or related field, or High School graduate with 7 years of experience supporting enterprise networks.

• Sec + certification or can obtain within 90 days of employment

• Pass government issued IQT test

Experience with the following is mandatory:

• Sidewinder Firewall Software

• G2 Firewall Software


• Sendmail

• Understanding of mail flow through a network

• Understanding of DNS

• Working knowledge of Access Control Lists

• Basic understanding of IP routing

• Sniffer technology

• Network cabling

• Unix/Linux.

• Load Balancers

• Understanding of IPSEC

The following certification or experience is desired:

• CCNP and/or CISSP certifications

• ITIL V3 Foundationcertification

• CISCO products

• Familiarity with Microsoft shares and folder security

• Familiarity with VPNs

• Familiarity with Remedy

• Database technology: SQL, Access

• Familiarity with AF Networks and the CITS NOIIA architecture

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