We are looking for

Sr Firewall Security Engineer

Apply REF: 061842

At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Summary

  • This position will support customer efforts by collecting requirements to determine approval of firewall policy changes, as well as recommend and implement enhancement opportunities to meet Bank and industry policies, standards, and guidance. Will be responsible for all aspects within assigned Production Security Program functions, including:  coordinate with technology and business functional groups to specify network connectivity for Production and test environments, document processes and activities related to tools and support regulatory examinations and internal audits as needed.

Essential Job Functions

  • Overall responsibility of security reviews of the Bank's Firewall rules. Reviews requests and audits rules and rule changes.
  • Ensures systems specifications, security controls and appropriate logging and monitoring align with business needs.
  • Performs detailed and ongoing risk analysis to determine IT security risk related to firewall rules. Leads security operation firewall reviews in coordination with IT partners.
  • Uses initiative and sound judgment to make appropriate recommendations for informed risk mitigation.
  • Reviews the monitoring process of firewall rule addition and deletions while following procedures and policies; escalates issues to management as appropriate.
  • Produces reports for management which include security recommendations for firewall rules and future direction.



  • Technical expertise in the implementation, operation and design of multi-vendor and multi-protocol environments found in a leading edge data center.
  • 7+ years of security experience with broad understanding of all security domains
  • Check Point or Fortinet firewall policy administration; VSX firewall clusters preferred
  • BlueCoat Web Proxy policy and system administration
  • Solid foundation in networking concepts, protocols/ports and their real world application
  • Knowledge of Information Security tool deployment and operations, as well as vulnerability management, application and system configuration hardening.
  • Understanding of industry leading security technologies or infrastructure systems in a complex technical IT operations environment
  • Tufin or Firemon policy orchestration preferred
  • Ability to perform firewall reviews and recommend remediation and optimization
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical knowledge to both technical and non-technical people, written and verbally
  • Experience in a regulated industry highly desirable
  • Preferred certifications: CISSP - Certified Information Technology Security Professional; CCSP - Certified Cisco Security professional; GIAC - Global Information Assurance Certification; CISM Certified Information Security Manager
  • Hands-on experience assessing security controls and managing risk
  • Working knowledge and experience in n-tier network security architectures
  • Ability to understand networking and network protocols analyzers (i.e. Tcpdump and Wireshark)
  • Understanding of penetration techniques
  • Understanding of vulnerability and risk management
  • Working knowledge of information security risks and counter measures for Windows and Unix/Linux platforms Level Supervised


– Bachelor’s degree

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Primary Location: United States-Nebraska-OmahaJob Type: Full-timeJob: Security Reference: 061842