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Firewall Security Engineer

Job ID: 35083
Department: Technology Department
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Under the supervision of the IT Security Manager, the successful candidate will design, build, and manage the security infrastructure of Port Authority information technology (IT) systems. This includes installing hardware, software, configuring firewalls, setting up virtual private networks (VPNs), and upgrades. Engage with clients, relaying information about the project and troubleshooting all issues. Proficient in change management and disaster response. Work with other engineers to resolve critical issues.



  • Manage projects related to implementing Cyber Security tools and products (not necessarily firewall)
  • Collaborate with Cyber Security Team along with Network Operations to complete projects
  • Review client requirements for security systems.
  • Collaborate with engineers and developers towards a secure technical approach.
  • Installation of software and hardware components of firewalls and other portions of security infrastructure.
  • Configure firewalls for usage, manage their day-to-day operations, and perform regular maintenance through upgrades and patches.
  • Track and manage licenses status for renewal, upgrade, etc.
  • Review and implement firewall rule changes per client’s specifications as necessary.
  • Fully test, monitor and document system changes.
  • Support and maintain proxy, VPN and other network traffic management
  • Monitor security devices and applications for performance problems.
  • Write and maintain documentation on process procedures, device statuses, firewall block lists, and other important technical areas.
  • Create diagrams of network topologies and record details of troubleshooting processes.
  • Follow policies and standards to support network security and regulatory requirements. As well as recommend changes to policies and standards as technology develops
  • Support and provide evidence and services to audit teams in a timely manner
  • Enforce quality control and ensure output meets project requirements


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • 5 years in a security engineer role with the following technologies: Checkpoint, Cisco firewalls & Splunk


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Knowledge of Cyber Security Tools such as: TUFIN, RedSeal, IBM Site Protector, Cisco IronPort

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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