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Network Security Engineer

Company: Raymond James
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

About Raymond James:

Founded in 1962, Raymond James Financial, Inc. is a Fortune 500 diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to capital markets and asset management. Headquartered in Florida, Raymond James Financial has approximately 8,000 financial advisors in 3,000 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. With 130 consecutive quarters of growth and Service 1st culture, Raymond James Financial aims to be the premier alternative to Wall Street.

Job Summary:

As a Network Security Engineer, you will be responsible for firewall and content delivery systems. In this role, you will ensure appropriate system resources and configuration are in place to support secure enterprise solutions. The ideal candidate will have a strong networking background with load balancing and content delivery skills as well as experience administering next-generation firewalls with advanced features such as NAT, transparent deployments, IDS/IPS, URL inspection, HTTPS decryption, and anti-virus. Primary responsibilities include support and administration of next-generation firewall, IDS, URL filtering, and other related technologies. This role is be based out of our headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL or a secondary location in Southfield, MI, but we are open to remote candidates that are based out of other locations in the US as well.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies security risks and develops solutions to eliminate or minimize risks.
  • Performs capacity reviews and recommends expansions or reductions as warranted.
  • Produces and maintains design documentation.
  • Leads in evaluating and identifying ways to automate, streamline and improve otherwise manual functions.
  • Reviews code releases for feature inclusion and bug awareness prior to implementation.
  • Provides operational support such as training and documentation.
  • Primary support and central point of contact for next-generation perimeter security devices.
  • Forward thinking to identify upcoming trends and security best practices on the network.
  • Responsible for up-time, reliability, stability and policy maintenance of supported systems.
  • May function as team lead, providing technical leadership to the team.
  • Facilitates automation wherever possible to create efficiencies and eliminate errors.
  • Serves as escalation point in troubleshooting system problems.
  • Leads implementation efforts for security initiatives and resolutions resulting from internal and external assessments.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Strong networking background required, ideally in a Cisco environment.
  • Strong F5 experience in relation to Web app Firewalls (Palo Alto is the FW at RJF).
  • Strong load balancing, NGINX and F5 is highly desired as well as F5 AS3 experience.
  • Automated scripting is a strong plus (Python/Go).
  • Experience with ForeScout.
  • CISSP certification highly desirable.
  • Palo Alto experience highly preferred.
  • Concepts, principles, and practices of system administration, solution architecture, product management and project management.
  • Advanced concepts of hardware and software troubleshooting.
  • Advanced network and security concepts and technologies.
  • Advanced level of technical problem solving abilities.
  • Knowledge in the following specialized areas is a plus:
  • Docker/Kubernetes
  • CI/CD tools such as Jenkins
  • Log aggregation tools such as Splunk
  • Infra monitoring tools such as Datadog
  • Service mesh such as Istio/NGINX
  • Service discovery tools such as Hashicorp Consul
  • API gateway tools such as Apigee
  • Perspectives, interest, and agendas of others in the organization.

Skill in:

  • Installing, maintaining, and upgrading software.
  • Identifying, troubleshooting, resolve, and/or escalating software imaging problems.
  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications.
  • Good Project Management and time management skills.
  • Diagnosing and solving problems related to software applications, patches, and other software updates.
  • Writing scripts using various scripting tools such as Python, JavaScript, Golang.
  • Analyzing and solving advanced level technical problems.

Ability to:

  • Act swiftly and accurately in a calm, professional manner to correct any disruption that may occur.
  • Review and comprehend technical white papers, journals, blogs and webinars related to new technology and processes.
  • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.
  • Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in fast-paced work environment.
  • Provide high level of internal customer service.
  • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.
  • Facilitate meetings, ensuring that all viewpoints, ideas, and problems are addressed.
  • Perform thorough research to gather, organize, and evaluate information.
  • Manage multiple responsibilities with changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all organizational levels.
  • Maintain professional demeanor even under highly stressful circumstances.
  • Work independently, as well as, collaboratively with in a team environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related degree and seven (5) years of relevant experience in assigned area or combination of education, experience and training.


  • Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification or the ability to obtain within six (6) months.

Keywords: Raymond James, St. Petersburg , Network Security Engineer, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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