Network Engineer III (Firewall)

Location: Portsmouth NH ( Onsite for first few months later periodic)
Client: US NAVY
Project: SUBMEPP
Prime Contractor: CompQsoft
Clearance Required by Project: Secret or TS
Candidate Clearance Status: Secret (Not Verified)

Job description

  • Candidate is to provide Firewall and IDS/IPS support to the Navy program – SUBMEPP. 
  • The successful candidate shall have the capability and experience to support, monitor, and provide analysis for all aspects of boundary and LAN security to include but not limited to Firewall and Intrusion Detection System (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).


  • Review and monitor firewall rules for SUBMEPP networks, identify issues and deficiencies, take corrective action and advise management of possible incidents.
  • Monitor and maintain policies on SUBMEPP IDS, including Wireless and IPS.
  • Provide packet capture analysis as required during incident resolution using various tools such as Wireshark, and network protocol analyzers.
  • Provide response and support for customer requests for temporary firewall rules and firewall, IDS, and IPS-related issues.
  • Support, maintain and patch all associated cyber security systems to include but not limited to Linux and Windows based operating systems managed by SUBMEPP.
  • Maintain existing and when required create new WPs in support of this task.
  • Provide consultation system expertise during assessments and audits.
  • Respond to possible security incidents, identify false positives where applicable, open incident tickets, perform incident analysis, and close tickets upon completion.
  • Generate monthly security trend analysis reports based on data gathered from various Computer Security Systems.
  • Track, maintain, and manage current lists of open ports via the DoD Ports, Protocols, and services and provide to IA as required.
  • Provide support, analysis and incident resolution; via face-to-face, phone, email, or other electronic means.

Specific Qualifications: 

The successful candidate must possess the following:

  • Experience:  3 to 7 years in a computer science or related field
  • Technical Certification:  COMP/TIA Sec+ and Palo Alto Certification
  • Education: 4 year degree in Information Systems field
  • Clearance: SECRET with IT-1 background investigation 

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