Position Title: Sr Fortinet Solutions Architect
Position Category: 6 Month Contract
Shift: Day
Location: Remote Washington, DC

Pathway Partners, LLC (PWP) is a management consulting and technical services company that focuses on network & telecommunications, information risk management, Wireless Security, Project and Program Management; Website Design & Development and Business Project Management. PWP integrates a range of capabilities to assist government and commercial customers resolve complex issues while simultaneously achieving optimal success. PWP’s customized and concierge approach to partnering with customers uniquely positions our company to realize efficiencies without compromising innovation.
Pathway Partners, LLC has a client seeking a Sr Fortinet Solutions Architect in Washington, DC.
This is a 6-month contract.

Position Description:
The role is expected to design and document Enterprise Fortinet solutions in accordance with best practices, compliance and contractual requirements. The daily duties include hands-on troubleshooting, interfacing with clients and associates as needed to resolve complex cases and designing security solutions.

Specific installation tasks could include:
Physically install and connect firewalls and other security appliances
Design, configure and implement SSL inspection/DPI deployments
Create virtual firewalls with appropriate configurations and policies
Configure and troubleshoot remote access and site-site VPN functionality
Configure and troubleshoot FSSO functionality
Configure firewall interfaces, network configurations, access control lists and policies, routing, remote access (VPN) and next-generation firewall feature sets implementing best practices
Integrate firewall with FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, FortiAuthenticator and other Fortinet products as required
Configure high availability and load balancing
Configure SIEM Integration

Provide direct technical support including:
Advanced troubleshooting on the full range of Fortinet products
Collection, analysis and change recommendations of configuration information
Collection and analysis of customer network information
Collection and initial analysis of packet trace information
Recommend corrective actions based on analysis
Provide customer education where needed due to gaps in networking, product knowledge
Consultation of technical documentation, bulletins and release notes for known problems
Reproduction of customer environments on lab equipment
Follow up on technical cases including proper escalation and management of the case
Manage customer communications and expectations until the closure of each case

Experience Level:
Experience in a technical support role in a networking/security company or equivalent education
Strong understanding of TCP/IP, routing protocols, L2/L3 switches
Experience with security products firewalls, IPSec, IDS/IPS, Anti-Spam, virus scanning
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Extensive working knowledge of Windows, UNIX or Linux
Previous Managed Security Service (MSS) experience, supporting security products is desirable.

Required Skills / Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is desirable

Fortinet NSE6 certification strongly desired
Broader security certifications a plus
Strong English skills both written and verbal.