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Company Name:
C2 Essentials Inc
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
United States
Information Technology
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 8 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Eli Linthicum

Lead Security Engineer

The Lead Security Engineer will champion be developing and defining the overall security posture for a full stack modular data center environment ensuring security standards, functionality, testing, and security operations are successfully delivered. Responsibilities include participating in secure systems design and engineering, network gateway security, internal security zones / DMZ design, implementation of NGFW security features, security analytics and heuristics for threat scoring, thresholds and alerting, and security operations procedures.

• Provide security engineering for NGFW and security analytics with documentation working closely with other teams and Product suppliers• Test and support network enclaves in various stages of deployment.• Provide direction to network engineers coupled with the ability to execute SOPs and Standard Changes routinely with little or no rework with normal supervision. Coupled with the ability to develop and expand proficiency with advanced troubleshooting techniques and documentation for security CONOPs.• Work on traffic flow analysis, network management, network topology design, security performance and fault tolerant architecture• Configure network equipment, services, and analytics.• Produce network design, engineering, and implementation and migration plans in support of Contract Deliverables.• Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, and supportability• Support network security, including firewall, VPN, and load balancer experience.• Troubleshoot network-related service issues including outages, anomalous behavior, and slow response class of problems• Work in a virtualized private cloud environment with gateway to public cloud, WAN, and internet; create appropriate security zones, gateway security rules, DMZ• Configure and deploy Fortinet Virtualized NGFW, management and monitoring tools• Support security accreditation using commercial best practices• Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Teams



• Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) certification• 8570 Security certifications a plus as well• Hands on Experience in Firewall Technical Support areas: redundant infrastructure, site-to-site IPsec VPN, single sign-on (SSO), web proxy, and diagnostics.• Hands on experience in installing, configuring and administrating network-based firewalls, such as Fortinet, Palo Alto or others.• Solid understanding of network security controls and practices, Firewall administration, Network Routing, OSI model, and Cybersecurity standards.• Solid understanding and hands-on experience with site-to-site VPNs.• Must be able to understand complex layer-2 and layer-3 corporate WAN/MAN/LAN networks.• Be able to work individually and in a team, self-starter with low supervision• Excellent written and verbal communications skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office Products, and Visio.• Professional level understanding and hands-on experience with TCP-IP as well IP routing protocols especially OSPF, EIGRP, and GBP• Professional level understanding and hands-on working knowledge of, FORTIOS, Cisco IOS and JUNOS• Experience configuring and Monitoring LAN/WAN equipment, Including routers and switches• Understanding of Unix/Linux systems.• Be able to program and use bash/shell scripting.• Understand of cloud environment / data center routing, switching, security • Understanding of Server virtualization technology specifically Nutanix, prefer familiarity with Nutanix virtualized security; • Understanding of vulnerability testing and remediations / security design and engineering for reducing attack surface through mitigation• BS or demonstrated equivalent subject matter expertise and experience• 6+ years including senior role with Fortinet NGFW• Ability to obtain secret• Prefer Northern Virginia - Telework Position• Local travel to Herndon VA integration facility and small % OCONUS travel required to Middle East  


• BS or demonstrated equivalent subject matter expertise and experience 


• Active Secret clearance preferred 

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet