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Senior Network Engineer

Company: State of CT Judicial Branch
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Network Engineer
State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch
East Hartford

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking an accomplished Senior Network Engineer (Information Technology Analyst IV) in the Network and Security Operations unit. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for administering Palo Alto firewall and the implementation, support, maintenance, and administration of 70 remote network locations and multiple active data centers. Qualified applicants will possess experience in the specific functional area of Network Support.

The qualified candidate will have hands-on experience in network operations and thorough knowledge of BGP, EIGRP, multicast, and spanning-tree.

Duties include, but are not limited to:


Palo Alto firewall management and administration
Network maintenance (software and hardware upgrades)
High level Complex Network troubleshooting
Documentation of network problems and designs
Monitor network health and performance
Configuration and administration of security tools
Firewall configuration, administration, and maintenance
Experience with Palo Alto network firewall
Troubleshooting Imperva Security
Experience with Meraki, Cisco network switches
Tenable LCE and Nessus security vulnerability scanning tool
SIEM Analysis
Incident Response participation
On Call during non-working hours patching


Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are proficient with:

PaloAlto firewall, Cisco hardware and software experience
High level of experience with Panorama and log collectors
Able to create and manage firewall rules and policies.
Able to plan and process upgrades on PA firewalls.
NGFW, Panorama, Global Protect, VM Series, App-ID, NAT, User-ID, SSL Decrypt, Wildfire
Expert level experience with Cortex, XDR Pro, NTA, Data Lake, Autofocus, TIM
High Level Data Center Design, Implementation and Troubleshooting experience
Experience in Multi ISP and Advance BGP routing
Cisco ISE Advance level Knowledge and Troubleshooting
Expertise Infoblox (for IPAM, DNS & DHCP)
Network security best practices hands on experience.
Microsoft Azure networking experience.
Cisco Nexus 5k and 7K Switches
Must have skills to Audit LAN/WAN and security and document and recommend best practice.
Cisco DNAC Configuration, implementation and design
Tenable.sc Scans and LCE
Meraki WiFi Design and implementation
802.1x NAC
Imperva Firewalls
Path Solutions, Scrutinizer, OpUtils
Python Scripting
Palo Alto Panorama operations


Preference will be given to qualified candidates who possess the following:

Ability to perform risk assessments and investigate cyber security incidents.
Ability to understand vulnerabilities at a technical level.
Knowledge of hardware and software, networks, data centers, systems, and cyber security related issues.
Demonstrate experience in operation, administration, and management of Cisco QoS, FabricPath, OTV, EIGRP, BGP protocols.
Cisco Meraki Cloud based Solution.
Knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and NX-OS.
Experience with IPSEC/GRE Tunnels.
Solid understanding of network fundamentals.
Strong troubleshooting skills.
Demonstrate experience installing, configuring, and operation of network equipment.
Network Design and Architecture hands on experience.


In addition to the preferred qualifications, preference will be provided to successful candidates that possess a positive attitude; proficient verbal skills; a collaborative approach to working in a close team environment; willingness to assist and share knowledge with peers and subordinates; strong writing skills, submitting reports, proposals, and postmortem analyses.

Upon satisfactory completion of the initial probationary period, hybrid remote work may be available.

Salary Range: $93,397 - $129,026/year – plus State of Connecticut benefits.
New employees begin at the minimum. The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch offers its employees a top notch array of health and retirement benefits including but not limited to: paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal leave, group life insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation, voluntary flexible spending account programs, discounted auto and home insurance policies and long and short term disability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING General Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in information technology (IT), programming, systems/software development or another IT related field with a concentration in the specific functional area of the position being applied for.Special Experience: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the advanced working level with responsibility for performing a full range of complex technical support functions as highlighted in one of functional area(s) listed above.Substitutions Allowed:1) College training in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.2) A Master's degree in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or related area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.3) Relevant certification in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, project management or related area may be substituted for up to six (6) months of the general experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents may be required to travel within the State in the course of their daily work.

Applications must be received by December 5, 2022. Applications must be submitted through the on-line application site at: (CLICK BELOW). Resumes or paper applications will not be accepted.

Careers at the Branch play an essential role for the public and society. Our meaningful, challenging, and interesting positions have a long-lasting effect that serves to advance justice and ultimately provides for the greater good of all.

Please reference posting number 22-4000-048
AA/EOE
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