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Consultant - CheckPoint in East Liberty, OH at ePlus

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

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Job Description

Job Purpose:

Are you up to the challenge? At ePlus, we engineer transformative technology solutions for the most visionary companies in the world. This takes imagination, relentless client service, and the tenacity to enable our clients to achieve their visions. Our partnerships with leading edge technology manufacturers—many of which look to us for their own technology infrastructure needs—keep us immersed across the broad spectrum of the IT ecosystem.

As a Checkpoint Consultant, you will assist with installation, configuration, troubleshooting, support and sustainment of Checkpoint components to a large customer, located in Ohio. You will be the lead technical resource for Checkpoint technologies for the customer leading all security tasks related to Checkpoint Security Gateways and Security Blades architecture.

From strategy to fulfillment to managed services, our engineering centric solutions enable our clients to realize what it means for technology to do more.

As a Checkpoint Consultant, you will be required to have experience and extensive knowledge of Check Point Next Generation Firewalls and a clear understanding of Firewall and Local Area Networking around Cisco campus and data center networking components. 

  • Troubleshoot Checkpoint Security Gateway Installations
  • Maintain and Support Security Management Server and SmartConsole
  • Implement, support and upgrade  Check Point firewall appliances
  • Implement and support Check Point Software Blade Technologies
  • Develop, support and implement Firewall  security policies
  • Operate in a team environment as well as self-directed
  • Collaborate with other team members as necessary to ensure customer service levels agreements (SLA’s) are met
  • Ensure firewall services and systems are always available and reliable
  • Respond to and manage service issues and problems
  • Report, pursue, communicate and escalate breaches in information security or policies
  • Coordinate and work with on-site engineers during outage or critical situations
  • Adhere to established incident management Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Document troubleshooting process documents for the team
  • Participate in working groups responsible for the deployment and development of global technology systems and infrastructure
  • Contribute to, produce and maintain processes, procedures and operational and architectural documentation that meet CTO Standards
  • Ensure compliance with processes and adherence to standards and documentation
  • Other duties, as assigned

** This position will be required to be available to provide onsite, 8 to 5, normal business day support and after hours support, as necessary**


Job Knowledge/Skills:

  • Expert level of Check Point troubleshooting and debugging procedures
  • High level knowledge of Check Point Security blades including IPS, App Control and URL Filtering, Anti Bot, DLP, Sandblast threat prevention and Endpoint Security
  • High level understanding of Network Security architecture
  • High level understanding of TCP/IP and networking
  • Solid understanding of virtual router redundancy protocol (vrrp), Cluster XL technology and IP clustering for high availability and Cluster Control Protocol (CCP)
  • Site-to-Site VPN & Client to Site VPN troubleshooting
  • Expert level understanding of Check Point GAIA and Secure Platform preferred
    • Check Point CCSA and CCSE certifications preferred
    • Working experience performing Security Assessments a plus
    • Multiple security certifications a plus
    • Other Firewall knowledge (Cisco/Juniper/Fortinet/Palo Alto) a plus

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, MIS, CS, EE, Computer Engineering or equivalent related experience
  • 5 years of experience with TCP/IP protocol, switching and routing
  • 5 years of experience in a Firewall engineering and support position
  • 3 years of experience with Checkpoint Firewalls including Smartcenter and Provider-1 environments
  • Experience with multiple Checkpoint software versions including R77 and R80
  • Experience with Check Point VSX and other firewall virtualization and multi-context architecture
  • Experience with Check Point clustering, security blades and High
  • CCNA