EMEA / UK Perimeter Security Engineer
PwC
Johannesburg
5d ago

Line of Service

Internal Firm Services

Specialism

IFS - Network Management

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career in Information Security, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and support our internal security technologies and services across the entire global and local PwC network.

You'll focus on being the forefront of designing, developing, and implementing information technology including hardware, software, and networks that enhance security of internal information and protect our firm's intellectual assets.

Our Information Security Technology and Operations function identifies technology trends and opportunities to build, integrate, and operate technologies throughout the PwC environment.

The goal of this team is to lead the development and operations of global enterprise solutions, platforms and technologies that enable PwC professionals to work more efficiently and more securely while delivering the highest level of service to clients.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level.

To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.

PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to :

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
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    Team focuses on operational engineering activities across the suite of security tools managed in the NIS central service environment.

    The core areas of focus for Perimeter Security are Firewalls (Cloud, Physical, Virtual, WAF), Proxies, IPS, and VPN. This includes but is not limited to Major Incident Response and Resolution, Tuning and maintaining solutions, providing mentoring to junior staff, improving security posture, operational projects, and overall operational process improvement.

    Job Requirements and Preferences :

    Basic Qualifications :

    Minimum Degree Required :

    High School Diploma

    Minimum Years of Experience :

    2-4+ year(s) of progressive professional roles involving information security and / or IT management.

    Ideally some full time engineering expertise with Palo Alto Networks, including experience building / deploying / configuring / managing firewalls in an enterprise level environment with 50+ firewalls

    Experience in networking and firewalls

    Ideally has a PCNSE (Or willing to work towards one within 3 months of hiring)

    Preferred Qualifications :

    Degree Preferred : Bachelors

    Preferred Certifications :

  • Palo Alto Certified - PCNSE
  • Preferred Knowledge / Skills :

    Demonstrates extensive abilities and / or proven record of success as a team leader in the following areas :

  • Troubleshooting and resolution of complex network security incidents, to include packet capture and analysis, log review, and critical thinking;
  • Possessing experience with Palo Alto administration as well as the design and implementation of best practices;
  • Solving technical problems through engineering, including requirements analysis, design, development, implementation and testing;
  • Possessing stakeholder management skills and the ability to set expectations and respond to business needs in a complex high-pressure environment;
  • Demonstrating Security Risk Assessment for firewall rule implementations;
  • Possessing knowledge of Azure NSG, Load Balancer, UDR configuration and troubleshooting;
  • Understanding of knowledge management and training for more junior firewall consultants;
  • Managing Documentation for perimeter security environments;
  • Developing global standards for Palo Alto technologies;
  • Understanding security technology operational industry standards;
  • Contributing to a central technology service organization;
  • Navigating a matrix organization and collaborating with multiple stakeholders across functional and technical skill sets.

  • Leveraging facts and data when approaching problems and considering both the customer's perspective as well as the enterprise's perspective while focusing on overarching goals and objectives;
  • Exhibiting capabilities to multitask, performing and delivering results as both part of a team and independently;
  • Demonstrating relationship skills that foster an inclusive and collaborative environment for stakeholders and team members; and,

    Collaborating with design and build engineering teams to ensure maximum capability of security solutions are achieved in the run state.

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