Kforce Infrastructure Engineer in Houston, District Of Columbia

Kforce has a client in search of an Infrastructure Engineer in Houston, Texas (TX). Overview: GNS Network Security & Services (NS&S) delivers value added products and services to meet global business demand for the following disciplines: Content forwarding, DDoS Mitigation, firewalls, and other layer 4 through 7 services. As an Infrastructure Engineer within NS&S you will be part of a technology team responsible for engineering and implementation of the company's Network security and services across all lines of businesses. The individual will be responsible for the analysis of the organization's business needs and then the related design, implementation, and maintenance of the Network Security and Services (NS&S) infrastructure to support those business needs. The individual must be able to create network plans, ensure technology interoperability, document existing and proposed network infrastructure, maintain relationships with technical solution providers, and provide tier 4 troubleshooting/support of NS&S technologies.

  • Technical certifications as required

  • Advanced understanding of LOB technology drivers and their impact on architecture design, performance and monitoring, best practices and client policies

Advanced knowledge in the following key areas:

  • Hardware Architecture (performance testing, monitoring, operations)

  • Hardware Benchmarking (Agile, program managements, network management)

  • Design (compliance, security)

  • Network Engineering (planning, provision)

  • Proficient in more than one specific infrastructure technology

  • Advanced understanding of best practices and client policies

  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, launch and deliver multiple IT projects on time and within budget

  • Must be able to assemble technology solutions and effectively define and implement a working architecture

  • Requires an understanding of the networking needs of the organization as a whole and the ability to present a vantage point on the best infrastructure solutions

Strong interpersonal skills are required with below expertise:

  • Experience designing and implementing network security solutions for large enterprises

  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience required with Cisco and Checkpoint firewalls

Knowledge and demonstrated experience preferred in the following areas:

  • Ability to troubleshoot firewall traffic using Tcpdump or Capture

  • CheckPoint NGX R60 and later, Provider-1, Cisco CSM, Cisco PIX and ASA

  • IP Routing, Ethernet Switching, VPN's, Security, QoS, IP Services such as DNS, Web Proxy, Socks, Multicast, geographic and/or local server load balancing, Unix OS, Windows 2K/2K03

  • Must have shell scripting and/or programming knowledge in Perl, Python

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours