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CareFirst Senior Cyber Security Engineer-Palo Alto (Remote) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Resp & Qualifications


Develops and implements security solutions. Administers security technology systems by architecting and engineering/developing trusted systems into secure systems. Assists in the development of implementation and deployment plans that are aligned to the organizational strategic plan objectives and security requirements. Advises management in developing cybersecurity policies, processes, and procedures.


  • Assists with day-to-day support of security solutions.

  • Assists with engineering support and system administration of specialized cybersecurity solutions.

  • Solves complex problems and answers routine questions about the installation, operation, configuration, and customization of cybersecurity software.

  • Identifies potential conflicts with the implementation of any cybersecurity solutions.

  • Answers routine questions about the installation, operation, configuration, and customization of cybersecurity solutions.

  • Reviews and analyzes appropriate cybersecurity solution system logs for performance and functional anomalies.

  • Works with system design architects and project managers to provide security requirements.


Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field OR lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Licenses/Certifications Upon Hire Required:

  • CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional

  • CISM - Certified Information Security Manager

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Palo Alto Firewall Certifications

Experience: 5 years relevant IT security experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 to 7 years of Palo Alto Firewall experience.

  • Able to create and manage firewall rules and policies.

  • Able to plan and execture upgrades on PA firewalls.

  • Understanding of NSX, ACI, and Network segementation.

  • Understanding of Network subnetting, IP management, NATing, and routing.

  • PA Wildfire and XSOAR experience.

  • A major plus is if the candidate has experience with any of the following network security tools: F5, Infoblox DNS, Gigamon, ExtraHop or ProoprPiont experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Ability to perform risk assessments and investigate cyber security incidents.

  • Ability to understand vulnerabilities at a technical level.

  • Knowledge of hardware and software, networks, data centers, systems, and cyber security related issues.

  • Proficient in ethical hacking techniques.

  • Strong critical thinking ability and investigative/problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.

Salary Range: $98,208 - $195,052

Salary Range Disclaimer

Salary will be based on education, location, experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, CareFirst offers benefits such as a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements).


Network Security Engineering

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship