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Firewall Technical Engineer

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Firewall Technical Engineer

  • NE02392
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom

About us

We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programs, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices. As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful Next Generation Product business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance. Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The role

Reporting into the IT Security Project Team, the Firewall Tech Engineer will be responsible for the planning and deployment of FortiGate firewalls, Fortinet switching and Fortinet wireless technologies, the analysis of traffic patterns and flows and the creation of policies and rules to control traffic at Imperial Brands sites. This is an interim role to co-ordinate, technically, the deployment of FortiGate firewalls and Fortinet technologies into a mixed technology LAN estate throughout the Imperial Brands estate. The Firewall Tech Lead will also be expected to support/lead where applicable on the Fortinet knowledge transfer and service transition activities into the Operations team.

Key accountabilities

• Planning and co-ordination of FortiGate implementation into Imperial sites including, design, implementation, testing and support transition planning • Definition and application of approach for firewall log analysis to identify traffic flow between Imperial Brands locations • Working with the Imperial NOC and SOC, own the implementation of site access controls through the deployed FortiGate technologies. • Planning and deployment of Fortinet LAN technologies into Imperials sites to agreed design patterns • Provide early life support and to act as the Fortinet SME for NOC and SOC. • Triaging network related support issues for the project sites • Fortinet network Knowledge Transfer to Operations Team • Delivery of the assigned project deliverables and outcomes to agreed time, cost and quality criteria.

Skills & experience

Experience The Firewall Tech Engineer should demonstrate the following experience: • 3+ years of working with Fortinet technologies including, FortiGate firewalls, FortiSwitch, FortiAP, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer. • Including using the available tooling to determine site traffic flows, creation and implementation of controls through a 3rd party NOC and SOC. • 3+ years of working with Cisco, HP and Aruba LAN and WLAN technologies to support deployments into mixed technology sites. • Working with 3rd parties in the implementation of infrastructure projects within a multinational company. • Co-ordination of local IT teams at a technical level to plan and deliver the technical refreshes. • Infrastructure change delivery in a multinational organisation in a consistent and timely manner. • Technical project management experience is desirable but not essential. Technical Skills CCNP equivalent level with 3 years experience in Fortinet technologies, experience in other network vendors is desirable: • Firewalling • Log analysis • Rule base creation and deployment • IDS/IPS rule creation and deployment • Routing • Static routing • Dynamic routing • Switching • VLANs • Spanning tree • Trunking protocols • Layers 2 security hardening (DHCP snooping etc) • Good QOS skills • Security • Good understanding of industry best practices Desirable Skills • Experience of Cisco, HP and Aruba technologies • Project management/delivery experience Travel: Some global travel may be required.

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Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their current CV highlighting their suitability for the role.

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