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Network Checkpoint Firewall Engineer

Job Location: MN - Minneapolis

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00621482


- Job description

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People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.


Cloud professionals advise, facilitate and implement our clients’ journey to the cloud. They also included in cloud advisory, migration and implementation and managed services roles focused on infrastructure transformation and infrastructure managed services.


Job Description

A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
Adapts existing methods and procedures to create alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.
Understands the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
Uses own judgment to determines optimal solution to recommend.
Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor or teams leads. Generally interacts with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture.
Determines methods and procedures on new assignments with minimal guidance.
Decisions often impact the team in which they reside and occasionally impact other teams.
Manages medium-small sized teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.


The Checkpoint Firewall engineer will be a SME for the environment from a check point Firewall perspective.  The candidate will be responsible for the documentation and design of the check point Firewalls both physical and virtual in the environment across 6 data centers in the US, APAC, and EMEA.
  • Work with business requestors to translate business requirement, match against security polices and convert into Firewall rule sets.
  • Manage authentication to external systems e.g. RADIUS and LDAP/AD
  • Supports the Firewall /F5 LB infrastructure and be engaged with engineering for project related work or needed changes to environment.
  • Provide level 4 support for operation during business-critical incidents requiring knowledge of incident and change management.
  • Troubleshooting methods and tool, log review, monitoring, alerting reporting
  • Manage the Firewall deployment, rules migrations, and Firewall administration
  • Responsible for converting existing rule base onto new platforms
  • Adherence to ITIL change control process
  • Represent the changes at the weekly change review meetings and update network diagrams and all other applicable documents
  • Knowledge transfer and training of other team members on and off shore for Checkpoint topics.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as Network Checkpoint Firewall engineer)
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in Checkpoint- GAIA, PV-1 , Cluster XL Cisco ASA Firewalls, F5.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands on experience with network protocols ( EIGRP, BGP,  VLAN, TCP/IP, etc)

Preferred Skills:


  • Vendor security certifications including CCSA, CCSE, is plus F5 ASM/APM is a plus.
  • Unix knowledge including shell scripting and regular expression.
  • Familiarity with Arista switching and Cisco anyconnect VPN technologies.
  • General knowledge of ITIL processes, such as Change and Incident management lifecycle.
  • NSX experience is a plus.
  • Understanding how business application requirements drive Firewall policy and rule sets.
  • In depth knowledge of Checkpoint API and Checkpoint VSX
  • Good understanding of ACL’s and when they would be deployed to complement or in place of Firewalls.
  • Thoroughly familiar with Checkpoint models, capabilities, and architectures including Firewall virtualization.
  • Fully versed in the syntax of security platforms, and rule verification
  • Engineering experience designing and deploying large scale LAN/WAN networks.

Professional Skill Requirements

Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Desire to work in an information systems environment Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills Excellent leadership and management skills

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Accenture is a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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