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Digital Prospectors Network Engineer/ Firewall Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Network Engineer/ Firewall Engineer

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Russell Carter at

Phone: 603.215.7066

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Job Title: Network Engineer/ Firewall Engineer

Location : Cambridge, MA

Duration: 6+ Months

Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.

A Secret Clearance or the ability to acquire a security clearance is required for this role.


The Network Engineer/ Firewall Engineer’s primary role is to build, implement, maintain, and support firewalls and other network devices. The Network Engineer/Firewall Engineer works with team members and system support personnel with issues related to connectivity and policy administration. Secondary responsibilities include configuring, maintaining and supporting local and wide area network hardware and communication links. Individual will also troubleshoot network performance issues, as well as analyze network traffic.


  1. Ensure the stable operation and efficient performance of company networks.

  2. Install, configure and troubleshoot network hardware and equipment.

  3. Administration of Firewalls (policy configurations, monitoring, software updates and auditing), load balancers and DNS/DHCP.

  4. Install, configure and troubleshoot additional network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, load balancers etc.

  5. Plan, design and implement any improvement, modification, or replacement of network infrastructure components.

  6. Perform in depth analysis utilizing logs, packet captures and monitoring tools for root cause analysis of critical events.

  7. Monitor and report on compliance with security policies.

  8. Conduct research on products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.

  9. Maintain policies for asset management; including maintenance of component inventory, hardware lifecycle, software releases and run books.

  10. Maintain connectivity and uptime service level agreements.

  11. Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management.


  • 5+ years working as a Network Engineer with 2+ years of firewall administration.

  • Expert knowledge of Firewall technologies; Juniper, Cisco

  • Experience with load balancing technologies. F5 preferred

  • Experienced in using In-depth protocol analysis tools such as Wireshark and Splunk.

  • Ability to analyze device and traffic logs, extensive knowledge of TCP/IP protocol stack and firewall

Additional skills in Cisco IOS and Nexus networking technologies, InfoBlox, Cisco ISE a plus

Current JNSIP-SEC,CCNA-SECcertification a plus.

Ability to obtain a government security clearance is required for this position.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges.

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds – AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) – OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “ Best Staffing Firm to Temp For ” by Staffing Industry Analysts, " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing ” by TechServe Alliance, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts. at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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