Sr Firewall Network Engineer
Job Number: FFE0005159
Organization: 20th Century Fox
Job Type: Information Technology
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job Posting Date: November 8, 2017

Job Description

Provides data network design, implementation, documentation, and troubleshooting with particular focus on firewalls, security, and data center networks.  Responsible for the technical management of advanced networking hardware and circuits and will provide network services support to application developers, end users and other operational personnel. Provides design and product recommendations and configurations for both datacenter and branch office network and security deployments. Requires experience with firewalls, load balancing, design and troubleshooting, and Internet environments. 


These systems are used worldwide for multiple Business Units to deliver both television and theatrical content with extremely tight SLAs.  This position will work closely with these BU’s, both with their technical support teams as well as their managers and executives, to bring resilient, scalable designs and quick resolutions to any network challenges that may arise.


  • Acts as subject matter expert on network security and firewall policy analysis, QA, and review.
  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of Fox’s datacenter firewalls.
  • Performs network and security hardware and software maintenance.
  • Ensures standards are maintained for firewalls and other network edge device version updates & patches.
  • Interfaces with vendors and Fox partners to ensure security is maintained and integrated into all network connectivity activities.
  • Produces and interprets network and security analysis reports.
  • Provides, on an as-needed basis, 4th level escalation for network outages and application troubleshooting.
  • Consults with customers to identify data and network security requirements.
  • Prepares and updates network security documentation.
  • Designs and configures network security implementations.
  • Assesses new and relevant networking and security technologies.
  • Maintains security design requirements documentation with accurate SCDS information. Participates as a Subject Matter Expert in architectural and security design reviews. 
  • Makes recommendations on existing projects to improve network security.
  • Communicates security plans, status and security issues to management on a regular basis.
  • Reports security activities through time tracking system.
  • Mentors other network engineers with security best practices.
  • Participates in project and activity tracking processes.
  • Participates in the change control process.
  • Continuously updates and improves skills and networking knowledge through training and self-study.


Work Experience

  • Seven years of experience designing and managing complex global enterprise networks.
  • Seven years of experience configuring and implementing network routers and switches (Cisco,Arista, HP).
  • Seven years of experience with automation and scripting tools to facilitate implementation and reporting.
  • Seven years of hands on experience with firewalls (Palo Alto, Juniper, Cisco).
  • Seven years of experience with routing protocols such as, EIGRP, OSPF and BGP.
  • Five years of experience with F5 load balancers and Remote Access Solutions.
Technical Knowledge

  • Palo Alto Firewalls and Panorama Management.
  • Juniper Data Center SRX.
  • Cisco Routers and Switches, including Datacenter Switches (Nexus platforms).
  • Enterprise routing protocols (i.e. EIGRP, OSPF, BGP).
  • Traffic monitoring and analytics such as packet capture analysis, with Wireshark and Splunk.
  • Scripting and Automation tools.

 Moderate ability in the following areas preferred

  • Big IP F5 Load Balancing.
  • Remote access and VPN.


  • Strong project coordination skills.
  • Strong relationship management and negotiation skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong ability to interpret impact of technology choices.            


  • PCNSE (preferred).
  • JNCIP-SEC (preferred).
  • F5-CA (desired).
  • CCNP (desired).


B.S. degree in a computer, physical sciences or engineering related discipline.  This requirement may be waived only if the candidate demonstrates expert technical abilities.

Language Skills

Candidate must be fluent in English. Other language skills a plus.

Light travel may be required. Candidate must have a valid passport.

Candidate must pass local background and security checks. Must have expert skills in the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Visio).


Division Description

20th Century Fox Film is one of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures.  20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.  These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film:  Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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