Checkpoint Security Engineer – Fully Remote

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Posted 6 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

This is a fully REMOTE position, allowing you to work from the comfort of your own home from anywhere inside the US.

The Checkpoint Security Engineer should provide technical leadership to deliver enterprise network security architecture, engineering, and implementation to reduce the threat of network & Firewall-based risks. Provide guidance and leadership to determine, develop, plan, test, troubleshoot and implement network security protection and solutions including Checkpoint and Palo Alto firewalls, F5 Load Balancers, Zscaler ZIA and ZPA and Extrahop.

Strong Checkpoint R80 firewall skills are a requirement for his position.  This candidate is responsible for identifying risks associated with network security and mitigating or remediating them in accordance with organizational policy. Contribute to 24x7x365 days of on-call staff coverage.

This candidate will ensure that Firewall and Network security is integrated into business processes to sustain a successful Security program. The candidate should also be able to use current technology and capabilities as well as designing network security using new proven technology.

This includes DevSecOps and infrastructure as code deployments and design using solution such as ansible. Will focus on continuous improvement within the area and assist initiatives and special projects within their portfolio of solutions.  Partners with Service Owners to establish the creation of Technology roadmaps to ensure that the Security program is Current, Resilient and Secure. 

This position will have the skills and capabilities required to deliver on our business and technical commitments.  Will participate in efforts to provide cost and effort estimates for significant new demand. 

Preferred Skills

  • Checkpoint firewall (CCSA, CCSE, CCSM)

  • Cisco CCNA (CCNP Preferred)

  • Ability to learn new technologies where needed

  • Strong Communication and Documentation Skills

  • Experience managing Checkpoint Next Gen blades including app/control, URL Filtering

  • Experience managing security in the cloud (AWS, Azure)

Promotes a positive security culture for the organization by protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and assets while assisting the company to successfully meet its strategic goals. This role will contribute to the design, engineering, development and maintenance of security processes and solutions throughout the enterprise according to policy and risk. This role will contribute to the design, development, and maintenance of the security environment and architecture to ensure the assets are protected. Be a champion to their team and other business units to promote a secure organization through positive knowledge sharing, training, influences, and conduct.
  • Manage and maintain adequate security processes and solutions to mitigate or remediate identified risks sufficiently to meet business objectives, contractual and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Support incident response activities, ensuring security incidents are properly contained, eradicated, and recovered.
  • Support in the development of security policies, standards and plans to ensure the protection of corporate data against unauthorized use, access, modification and destruction.
  • Ensure proper security logs are generated and sent to the organization’s Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system
  • Research emerging technologies in support of IT security enhancement and development efforts.
  • Persistently evaluate adherence with defined policies and standards.
  • Assist in identifying, remediating, and/or mitigating vulnerabilities in the environment, ensuring appropriate response to high risk and aged findings.
  • Design, implement, and maintain a secure environment for Magellan Health.
  • Ensure Magellan security processes and solutions are protected against a failure or attack that reduces the organizations ability to respond to security incidents.
  • Ensure Magellan processes and solutions are maintained securely and highly available to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of assets
  • Monitor and ensure systems revisions and patches are up-to-date.
  • Manage and perform changes to the solutions and remove unnecessary services.
  • Understand risks and impact to systems in the corporate environment and their interconnectivity
  • Build team unity by supporting associate Engineers to understand security risks and impact to corporate solutions
  • Support others in performing forensic analysis and risk assessments for the entire infrastructure.

Other Job Requirements


3+ years of relevant experience.
May substitute 2 or more relevant certifications for a year of experience.
Demonstrated knowledge or experience in 2 or more of the following information security principles: risk assessment and management, threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and identity and access management.
Understand network protocols and packet analysis tools such as TCPDUMP and Wireshark.
Knowledge of and experience with security-related systems and applications, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, and web content filtering.
Familiarity with information security publications (e.g., NIST 800-53), incident response, problem resolution, vulnerability remediation, computer forensic techniques and eDiscovery, reviewing automated security test results, and network and host-based firewalls.
Ability to work with multi-discipline teams and cross-functional management and excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with other groups.

General Job Information


Checkpoint Security Engineer – Fully Remote



Work Experience - Required

Information Security

Work Experience - Preferred

Education - Required

Education - Preferred

Bachelors - Information Security

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

CEH-Certified Ethical Hacker - Enterprise, GISP-GIAC Information Security Professional - Enterprise, GSEC-SANS GIAC Security Essentials - Enterprise, Network+ - Enterprise, Security+ - Enterprise

Salary Range

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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

This position may be eligible for short-term incentives as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Magellan offers a broad range of health, life, voluntary and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing.

Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.
Every employee must understand, comply with and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position; and comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and internal policies and procedures.