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Senior Network Engineer (Boundary Protection Engineer)

Company: Applied Network Solutions
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Are you ready to be the guardian of our digital kingdom? We're seeking a skilled Senior Network Engineer (Boundary Protection Engineer) to fortify our defenses and protect us from the relentless threats of the digital world.

If you have a passion for boundary protection engineering and want to join a dynamic team, please apply today.

Who we are:

At Applied Network Solutions (ANS), we bring together some of the most curious minds in networking and cybersecurity. ANS was founded to disrupt the status quo. For over 20 years, our team provides expertise in network, system engineering and both offensive and defensive cybersecurity operations.

What we do:

Our vision is for a future in which talent and customers alike come to ANS because of our reputation for delivering technical excellence, solving our nation's toughest challenges and our ability to exceed expectations.

Why ANS:

At ANS we value the integrity of your work. We are looking for the right person to plan, analyze, design, develop, test, secure, integrate, implement, operate, and maintain the custom solutions that ANS delivers. Together, let's ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

Position Details:

As a Senior Network Engineer (Boundary Protection Engineer) on our team, you will: Support the customer's various wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs). This position will provide boundary protection to an enterprise level infrastructure across multiple classifications and act as subject matter experts in boundary technologies across multiple vendors to prevent and detect malicious and other unauthorized communications, through the use of boundary protection devices (e.g. gateways, routers, firewalls, guards, encrypted tunnels). The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with ASA, Forcepoint and Palo Alto firewalls and will be responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of our organization's firewall infrastructure and firewall rule sets.


  • Extensive knowledge of firewall architecture and design principles
  • Experience with configuring and deploying Cisco ASA, Forcepoint and Palo Alto firewalls
  • Understanding of network protocols and security principles
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other IT teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Relevant certifications such as CCNA Security, CCNP Security, Palo Alto Networks Certified are a plus
  • Candidate must have 16 years of experience that can be a combination of work history and education. This equates to a master's and 10 years, bachelor's and 12 years, associate's and 14 years or HS and 16 years. Twelve years of experience that can be a combination of work history and education
  • Candidate must have 10 years of relevant boundary protection experience delivering fault tolerant data network infrastructure solutions and incident response
  • Must meet DoD 8570 Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level 2
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph Responsibilities:
    • Design, configure and deploy Cisco ASA, Forcepoint and Palo Alto firewalls
    • Provide technical support for firewall infrastructure and firewall rule sets
    • Manage and troubleshoot firewall-related issues
    • Ensure firewall infrastructure is secure and up to date
    • Analyze and recommend improvements to firewall architecture
    • Work closely with other IT teams to ensure proper integration of firewall infrastructure with other systems
    • Stay up to date on emerging firewall technologies and recommend changes to firewall infrastructure accordingly
    • Develop and maintain firewall policies and procedures
    • Perform regular firewall audits and risk assessments Benefits:

      ANS offers excellent compensation along with a generous benefits package to include:
      • Family Medical, Dental (w/ adult orthodontia) and Vision coverage
      • Pet Insurance
      • PTO (Paid Time Off)
      • Maternity/ Paternity Leave
      • Supplemental Military Leave Pay
      • 11 Paid Holidays
      • 401(k) plan with 6% Company Contribution
      • Generous Professional Development Program
      • 100% Employer paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
      • 100% Employer paid Life Insurance
      • Supplemental Whole Life Insurance
      • Lucrative Referral Bonus Program
      • Annual Allowance for ANS Swag
      • Potential for Paid Overtime
      • Flexible Work Schedules
        Applied Network Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

        *Disclaimer: Salary is an open band for Indeed purposes and may not accurately represent the salary band for this position*

        Salary Description


Keywords: Applied Network Solutions, Chantilly , Senior Network Engineer (Boundary Protection Engineer), Engineering , Chantilly, Virginia

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