Network Engineer


Date Published: 5 October 2023
Our client, a financial and technology services firm, with offices in SF/Bay and Texas, is hiring for a Networking Engineer. As a key member of our network operations team, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, configuration, and maintenance of Palo Alto and Fortinet firewalls, as well as Dell and Cisco switches.
Your expertise will be essential in ensuring the security, stability, and performance of our network infrastructure.

1. Firewall Management:
– Design, deploy, configure, and maintain Palo Alto and Fortinet firewalls to ensure
network security and compliance with industry best practices.
– Perform firewall rule analysis, optimization, and troubleshooting to enhance network performance and mitigate security risks.
– Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop firewall policies and procedures
aligned with organizational requirements.
– Implement and manage VPN tunnels and remote access solutions to facilitate secure communication across the network.

2. Switch Configuration:
– Configure and maintain Dell and Cisco switches, including VLANs, Spanning Tree
Protocol (STP), link aggregation, and Quality of Service (QoS).
– Ensure proper network segmentation and traffic isolation through VLAN configuration.
– Implement and optimize STP to ensure loop-free and resilient network connectivity.
– Utilize link aggregation techniques for efficient utilization and redundancy of network links.
– Implement QoS policies to prioritize critical network traffic and optimize performance.
3- Network Troubleshooting and Optimization:
– Troubleshoot network connectivity issues and perform root cause analysis to resolve problems promptly.
– Conduct regular network performance monitoring and capacity planning to ensure
optimal network operation.
– Collaborate with vendors and other IT teams to evaluate, recommend, and implement network infrastructure upgrades or enhancements.
– Document network configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting steps to create
comprehensive network documentation.


– Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
– Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a Network Engineer, with a focus on Palo Alto and Fortinet firewalls, as well as Dell and Cisco switches.
– Strong knowledge and hands-on experience with Palo Alto and Fortinet firewall platforms.
– Proficient in configuring and managing Dell and Cisco switches, including experience with VLANs, STP, link aggregation, and QoS.
– Familiarity with network protocols, including TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, and MPLS.
– Solid understanding of network security principles and best practices.
– Experience with network monitoring tools and technologies.
– Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex network issues.
– Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
–  Certifications such as Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA), Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE), Fortinet Network Security Expert
(NSE), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), or equivalent certifications are highly desired.

Comp: $94-115K base + benefits