Network Security Specialist - Akamai / F5 / DNS

Job Title: Network Security Specialist - Akamai / F5 / DNS
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: Rates dependent on experience
Start Date: within 4 weeks
Reference: EW/C/17195
Contact Name: Ellie Walker
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 15, 2021 10:34

Job Description

GSA Techsource are currently working with a global service provider to recruit 5 remote Network Security Specialist who will be working on the Edge Perimeter Security team with CES.  You will be responsible for the delivery of layer 7 WAF protections across the clients critical web services. This will be delivered utilizing Akamai Kona and Bot Manager Services.  You will need to be familiar with network layer 3 / 4 protections, both in the cloud and on-premise, IPv6, and routing and switching.

The role:
  • Consult with Cybersecurity and application teams to deliver WAF protections for our critical applications.
  • Deliver on premise configuration across our F5, DNS, and routing and switching environments.
  • Work with vendor Akamai to deliver WAF/BOT protections
  • Continous development, implementation of control enhancements
  • Troubleshooting and vendor management in case of error in the environment and functionality
  • Create documentation for the team which is helpful to do the job
  • Ensure Service Delivery Targets are met for services
  • Work on incident & problem management, permanent issue fix and production support
  • Develop automation capabilites to reduce infrastructure complexity and manual effort
  • Collaborate and communicate with business stakeholders and IT teams
  • Review of attack mitigations and improvements
  • Planning, conception and implementation in case of maintenance activities
  •  Analyse, support and advise in business                                         
  • Strong experience with the following technologies:
  • Application Level & Bot Security Protections: Akamai
  • Load Balancing: F5
  • DNS: Qip, Infoblox, Cloud based services
  • Network Layer Security Protections: Radware, Cloud/Akamai
  • Routing and Switching: Cisco, Juniper
  • IPv6 Migrations
  • Knowledge and awareness with Security aspects, attacks and mitigations, compliance, vulnerability
  • Experience working within large-scale enterprise IT environment
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
  • Strong networking and collaboration skills
  • Strong communication skills across organisation levels
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and conceptual skills
  • After hours support during delivery
This role is inside IR35

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