Kforce Senior Network Security Engineer in West Palm Beach, Florida

Kforce has a client seeing a Senior Network Security Engineer in West Palm Beach, Florida (FL).Responsibilities:Evaluate, design, implement, operate, and maintain network security technologies, including:

  • Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Remote Access VPNs, Encryption technologies, Email Security Gateways, Web Security Gateways, Web Application Firewalls, Vulnerability Management Tools, Security Incident and Event Management Systems, and Anti-Malware Solutions

Other Responsibilities:

  • Provide 24x7 on-call support for IT security infrastructure on a rotational basis

  • Evaluate, design, and implement technical and procedural controls to assure the client's compliance with relevant laws, regulations, policies, and standards

  • Analyze and respond to real-time and archived intrusion, vulnerability, and audit data

  • Perform risk assessments on IT products and services and make appropriate recommendations

  • Develop and implement security test plans, compensating controls, policies, and procedures

  • Maintain awareness of up-to-date threat and vulnerability profiles, including related countermeasures

  • Protect the client's information assets by proactively identifying and mitigating risk

  • Execute IT security projects and tasks with minimal oversight

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

  • B.S. in Computer Science (or related field) or 10 years of experience

  • 5 years of experience in network security engineer role / 7 years of experience in IT

  • Experience executing IT projects with minimal oversight

  • Network security certification (CCSP, CCSE/CCSA, CISSP, CISA, GSEC, CEH, etc.)

  • Extensive experience administering Check Point Firewalls

  • Extensive experience administering network level encryption protocols (IPSec, SSLVPN, etc.)

  • Extensive experience with networking technologies (VLANs, BGP, OSPF, VRF, etc.)

  • Experience applying information security standards and frameworks from NIST, CIS, ISACA, etc.

Basic knowledge of a wide range of core security technologies, including most if not all of:

  • Network Vulnerability Testing Tools (ex. Nessus, Retina, NeXpose, etc.)

  • Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) Systems (ex. LogRhythm, ArcSight, etc.)

  • Web Security Gateways (ex. Websense, Blue Coat, etc.)

  • Email Security Gateways (anti-spam systems)

  • Antivirus Software (ex. SEP)

  • Malware Removal Tools (ex. Malwarebytes)

Familiarity with a wide range of standard concepts and protocols along including their security implications:


  • Experience with information security compliance audits (ex. PCI, SOX, HIPAA, NERC, FISMA, etc.)

  • Familiarity with and experience securing UNIX/Linux servers

  • Familiarity with and experience securing web-based applications

  • Experience drafting reports for and presenting to executive-level audiences

  • Scripting experience (Bash, Python, etc.)

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours