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NSX Consultant - (13924)

Toronto, ON
Are you a NSX guru?

Join our client's team
The Network Support team of our client's Internet Data Center (IDC) is a Tier 3 Network Operations team consisting of team members in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, and Manila (Philippines). They support over 300 Managed IT Services (MITS) customers and associated network infrastructure nationally 24x7. They oversee service assurance and fulfillment, as well as assist Pre-Sales and Product Management teams. With a growing customer base, there’s no disputing the critical work this team of network professionals tackle daily.

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together
You pride yourself on being a VMware NSX and Fortinet network security expert. You have honed not only your technical skills but also your analytical skills and business competencies. You will support NSX firewall, load balancer, and VPN, as well as Fortigate Unified Threat Management (UTM) features. Moreover, you are multi-dimensional and dynamic. You are a natural at forging relationships and delivering relevant security findings as well as recommendations to various stakeholders including operational owners.

Here’s how
VMware NSX
Design and supervise the implementation of NSX firewall policies, load balancer, and VPN configuration in coordination with customer solutions and systems administration teams
Consult and make recommendations on the creation of new NSX based product offerings

Fortigate UTM:
Create UTM profiles based on current product offering
Improve accuracy and completeness of firewall implementations
Lead for private Cloud customer on-boarding assessment
Perform level of effort analysis for new private cloud customer on-boarding/migration
Make determination to either perform the work internally or engage third party
Obtain cost estimate from third party when required and provide to project team as input into budgeting process
Prime Day 2 support for NSX firewalls and Fortigate UTM features
Prime for NSX day 2 support activities within private Cloud
Prime for Fortigate UTM features for IDC Next Gen Firewall and Threat Management service
Cross train the Network team to allow for broader security coverage
Provide high level training on UTM security profile management
Provide high level training on NSX firewall support
Primary point of contact for MITS network security/compliance
Provide input on firewall product enhancements and requirements
Assist in process/procedure improvements for MITS network security
Represent Network team on MITS security working group
Provide assistance to migrate customer’s firewalls from other vendors (Cisco/Fortinet/Palo Alto/Juniper, to VMware NSX firewall)
Assist with remediation of escalated security events and incidents
Support MITS customers in the event of a security incident
Provides audit and risk assessment for security policies for NSX and Fortigate firewalls
Second point of contact for on-call support and after-hours availability
Create, update, and maintain procedures, standards, and guidelines for secure design, implementation, and operation of information systems and services

You’re the missing piece of the puzzle
Expert with VMware NSX (Distributed and Edge firewall, load balancer, and VPN)
Valued for your hands-on expertise with next generation Fortinet firewalls UTM (IPS, AP and Antivirus)
Have 2-3 years experience in NSX and a total of 5+ years technical experience in network security operations
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or Engineering

Relevant certifications such as VMware Certified Professional 6-Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) or higher, Fortinet NSE4 and/or higher
Strong knowledge of IT security and cybersecurity frameworks (PCI DSS, ISO 27001, CIS, and NIST)
Experience with security event logging and monitoring, vulnerability management, enterprise response and detection
Direct experience with micro segmentation, intrusion detection software, firewalls and content filtering
Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods
Experience designing secure networks, systems, and application architectures
Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies, and methods
Experience planning, researching and developing security policies, standards, and procedures
Experience in a system administration role supporting multiple platforms and applications
Experience conducting technical security assessments and good working knowledge of cloud security
Expertise in security protection solutions including firewall, web proxy, application whitelisting products, DDoS protection, and Web application security
Experience with threat intelligence analysis and tools
Strong understanding of penetration testing and red/blue team activities

In order to be considered on a vacancy:
You must be performing at standard in your current role for a minimum of 12 months*
The opportunity should be aligned to goals within your 'My Development' plan
You are responsible for notifying your support person of your application
You must apply online
*Or in accordance with applicable collective agreement

Must to have skills:
1. Minimum 3 years hands on experience supporting VMware NSX in a large enterprise environment.
2. Experience migrating firewalls and load balancers from other platforms (e.g. Cisco, Palo Alto, Juniper, F5, etc.) to NSX.

Nice to have skills:
1. Service provider experience.
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