Sr. Consultant - Palo Alto/NetSec/SASE I Remote, USA



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2024

This position will be fully remote and can be hired anywhere in the continental U.S.

Our consultants are skilled technical and consultative resources expected to be strong in both technical and soft skills. A Consultant must be a proven self-starter with the ability to problem-solve, communicate, participate in diverse project teams from a technical perspective, and interface effectively with customers, vendor partners, and colleagues. Establish & maintain productive and respectful relationships with the delivery team, practice management, and client management team.

You will actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives. Deliver timely engagements and works closely with Practice Directors to drive training and education, career development, performance development, and collaboration across the team.

In line with Optiv’s commitment to quality, you will confirm that work is of the highest quality as per Optiv’s quality standards, by reviewing the work provided by other members.

How you will make an impact:

  • Participate in capacity planning and HW specification recommendation efforts.

  • Participate in all Technology deployment activities, connector configuration, custom rule development, workflow configuration and development, and third-party system integration.

  • Participate in User Acceptance Testing and bug-related engineering efforts.

  • Design and implement on specific technology build processes, code migration, and source control use.

  • Provide knowledge transfer and post production support activities as necessary.

  • Effective team communicator.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional associations such as ISSA.

  • Obtain and maintain top tier vendor certification.

  • Complete administrative project tasks like time and expense entry, status reporting, and project completion reporting.

  • Acts as contributor in Optiv communities for solutions of focus.

What we're looking for:

  • Hands-on experience implementing Palo Alto, including Prisma Access, Prisma Cloud and optionally Prisma Cortex.

  • Hands on experience with cloud providers specifically AWS, Azure and optionally GCP

  • Minimum 2-3 years of hands-on experience with Palo Alto

  • Minimum 2-4 years of professional Information Security experience in a consulting, vendor or enterprise-level role.

  • Minimum Palo Alto Certification Level PCNSE

  • PCNSC is highly desired

  • InfoSec/Cyber implementation experience

  • Fully qualified/certified on 1 or more technologies

  • Experience in a customer facing/consulting capacity

  • Demonstrated ability to lead junior consulting professionals

  • 100% Remote unless travel agreed-to by the consultant

  • Ability to work US hours (any time zone- Pacific/Mountain/Central/Eastern time zone)

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What you can expect from Optiv

  • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Employee Resource Groups.
  • Work/life balance
  • Professional training resources
  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
  • Volunteer Opportunities. “Optiv Chips In” encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remotely/from home (where applicable)

EEO Statement

Optiv is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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