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Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

At DarkMatter, we are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

The Role

The Tech Ops mission is to provide secure infrastructure and managed services, through innovative technologies, solutions and practices delivered through AGILE methodologies by a highly skilled and motivated staff that will enable DarkMatter Group to deliver all of its services

As a Network and Security Engineer, you will:

  • Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshooting network problems and outages and scheduling upgrades.
  • Secures network systems by establishing and enforcing policies, defining and monitoring access.
  • Reporting network operational status by gathering and prioritizing information as well as managing cross geography projects.
  • Maintain network infrastructure health checks, proactively take actions to minimize downtime and performance issues.
  • Support other teams for network performance/ availability issues.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assigned tasks to meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to plan and execute network expansions to meet the business demand.
  • Manage secure and efficient network connections across hybrid network setup, using on premise and cloud infrastructure.
  • Create and execute test plans and development environments
  • Create and manage configurations for firewalls
  • Create and manage WAN and LAN configurations
  • Create and manage communication links / Internet / SIP configurations / VPN
  • Responsible for documentation: Creation and review of low-level-designs (LLDs) and  review of high-level-designs (HLDs)
  • Manages the remote access and secure gateways
  • Suggest improvements to network performance, capacity and scalability
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Collaborate with the Architects to understand upcoming application improvements, plan for changes, communicate back to the business
  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information
  • Own the network security and closely advise internal stakeholders regarding security incidents, inclusive of root cause analysis and remediation.
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks
  • Maintain strong knowledge of the newest active security threats and events and use that information to hunt down the newest cyber security threats within dynamically changing technical environments.
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement
  • Identify and define system security requirements
  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols
  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices
  • Maintain technical reference, process, and training documentation
  • Trains and mentors less senior colleagues as required

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

  • Work in a shift based role possessing a broad and extensive experience in maintaining, administering, troubleshooting and supporting complex enterprise networks that are build on a number of vendor technologies and includes L2 and L3 switching, routing, firewalls, DMZs and network monitoring.
  • Expert level experience in different network automation tools, protocol analyzers, network operating systems, such as NetBrain, Cisco Products
  • Expert Level experience in managing and administering Load Balancer such as HAproxy., switches such as Cisco Catalyst and Nexus
  • Expert level knowledge of Network protocols and packet filtering
  • Expert level experience in routers, switches including NetScout Packet Flow, Radius / TACACS, Network Performance Tuning
  • Expert level experience in managing network security process and systems
  • Comfortable with devising, implementing and evolving security policies and Firewall configurations
  • Expert level experience in different network automation tools, protocol analyzers, network operating systems, such as NetBrain and Cisco Products
  • Expert level knowledge of Network protocols and web proxy's such as HAproxy

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems or equivalent.
  • CCNP (Routing and Switching)
  • CCNA (Data Center)
  • CCIE preferred
  • Advanced Cisco ASA Security V2.0 OR Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)
  • Certified Information Systems Security (CISSP) Professional OR GIAC Security Expert (GSE)
  • Tool Certification: Splunk/Arcsight, Tripwire/Mcafee/Nessus etc.
  • ITIL v3 Foundation

Product and Technology: 

  • Cisco Products: Routers, Switches (Catalyst and Nexus), Cisco IOS, Cisco MDS ,Cisco NXOS,
  • TCPIP(IPv4)
  • Fortinet Firewalls
  • Palo Alto Firewalls

 

DarkMatter is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status or disability.

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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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