Lead Network Systems Engineer, Firewall
Irving, TX 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission-by joining McKesson you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company-and of healthcare. At McKesson, you'll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that's vital to us all.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career. Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

Position title: Lead Network Systems Engineer, Firewall

Position Description

The Lead Firewall Engineer is responsible for developing and utilizing procedures and checklists, maintenance plans, security designs and other documentation to support the overall security infrastructure. They will need to work closely with various equipment vendors, members of other departments, and are expected to coordinate resources, delegate tasks to fellow Firewall Engineers and track and report progress when leading projects.

Key Responsibilities

This role will lead a support-engineering team responsible for the design, build, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of the Palo Alto firewall infrastructure

  • Lead and oversee the Firewall Engineering Organization Team thru direction and projects
  • Utilize subject matter knowledge in industry leading security solutions and best practices to implement one or more components of information security
  • Participate in strategic initiatives and identify opportunities for technology operations
  • Set guidelines for compliance and risk management requirements for supported area ands work with other stakeholders to implement key risk initiatives
  • Review, analyze and escalate issues from key metric analysis, event monitors, reported service deviations, and documented changes
  • Problem management at Level 4 with support as well as effective escalation as required

Critical Skills

  • Minimum 5+ years of hands on Palo Alto experience and leading teams with security solutions in large environments.
  • 5+ year of experience utilizing, troubleshooting, and supporting Palo Alto Networks platforms
  • Minimum 3+ years supporting and implementing Zscaler, Prisma Access, WAF
  • Thorough understanding of VPN's, IDS/IPS, end point security solutions (AV, HIPS, Hard Disk Encryption), strong Authentication products (RSA SecurID)

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven experience supporting & troubleshooting complex systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work with customers to prioritize issues & communicate status
  • Self-starter, capable of seeing projects/fixes through to completion
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively across multiple deliverables
  • Effective analytical, business analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize/communicate conflicting demands
  • Ability to design and implement solutions


Bachelor's degree, preferably IT or Computer Science discipline

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

At McKesson, we care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people. That's why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to supportphysical, mental, and financial well-being. Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse employee population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, please

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$124,400 - $207,400

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to . Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.

Current employees must apply through the internal career site.

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McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer - minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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