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Network Security Specialist

  • Location:

    Utrecht

  • Sector:

    ConSol UK Infrastructure & Telecommunications

  • Job type:

    Temporary & Contract

  • Salary:

    €475 - €520 per day

  • Contact:

    Ben Cable

  • Contact email:

    ben.cable@consolpartners.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH187810_1635432608

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

  • Expiry date:

    2021-11-27

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    ConSol Partners


Network Security (Checkpoint Certification/Experience Required)

Location: Remote with on site work in Utrecht

Job purpose


Network Security & Connectivity is responsible for the design, delivery and monitoring of a secure network infrastructure environment, the secure application delivery and access policy enforcement via the network. The Network Security team is responsible for the maintenance and support of the global Firewall, IDS/IPS and DDI (DNS/DHCP) services. The team manages the daily operations and maintenance of the security products. As a result of the constantly growing demands of a robust and secure global IT network infrastructure, more detection and response responsibilities need to be managed by specialized network security teams. Major parts of these security functions will be delivered as a global service to the regions. Because of these changes we are in the process of expanding our team with Network Security specialists that also have a focus on anomaly detection, analysis and pre-emptive response on our on premise and cloud managed security services.


A few examples of security functions that belong to our service portfolio are: Secure Application Delivery, Network DDoS mitigation, build One Corporate Internet Policy, Maintain and constantly improve security perimeter
As a Network Security specialist you must be able to work in small and large teams but also work independently and actively search for answers and solutions in a complex technical enterprise environment. We expect you to actively work on the continuous improvement of our IT services by utilizing current and future solutions in our datacentres and in the cloud. You collaborate with other teams to find, design, build, test, implement and maintain security solutions.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Implement customer Firewall and DNS requests.

  • Design, configure, implement and maintain additional network security safeguards

  • Design, configure, provision and maintain Access Control security policies

  • Design, configure, provision and maintain IDS/IPS security policies

  • Design, configure, provision and maintain Threat Prevention security policies

  • Provide 2nd and 3rd line support to fix incidents or problems (during business hours and during standby).

  • Participation in projects

  • Create and solve change and problem tickets

  • Provisioning and maintaining security services

  • Live Cycle Management : Manage software and hardware upgrades/patches.

  • Security & Compliance

  • Operational capacity management

  • Maintain relationship with stakeholders and vendors

  • Maintain operational support procedures

  • Maintain CMDB

  • Run usage reports



Knowledge and required experience


  • Personal drive to learn and work with new technologies and products as required with a strong focus on cloud transformation and zero trust architecture

  • The ability to analyse and troubleshoot in a logical manner in order to rectify customer issues efficiently

  • Solid Networking skills at layer 3 and above

  • Experience with networking and security in enterprise network infrastructure environments

  • Experienced trouble-shooter on network issues and familiarity with the necessary tools Tcp dump and Wireshark

  • Knowledge & Experience with a broad portfolio of security services like Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Threat Prevention, VPN's, Web Gateways like Palo Alto, Checkpoint, ZScaler, F5, Akamai, Clearpass, Infoblox

  • Knowledge & Experience with Networking (Routing/Switching, DNS/DHCP)

  • Knowledge & Experience with IPv4, IPv6, HTTP, SSL, FTP, DNS

  • Knowledge of Authentication systems and Identity Providers such as LDAP, MS AD, ADFS

  • Experience with (API) scripting is a plus

  • Experience in any programming languages is a plus


· Knowledge and experience with Agile, Lean and ITIL and DevOps way of working.

Working conditions

This job role is split between operational (run) and project (build) work (75%/25%). Some changes are planned outside business hours to minimize business impact. This job vacancy is for the location Utrecht (NL).
Working conditions