WAF Engineer

The candidate applies subject matter expertise of Imperva Web Application Firewall, service oriented architecture, and web services in support of a web application hosting infrastructure. Candidate is responsible for performing ongoing maintenance, to include ensuring devices comply with enterprise security policies.

Required Experience:


+ Years
Job Locations:

Chicago, IL/Remote

Location Restrictions:


Basic Qualifications and

Manages and monitors web application rules and policies across the enterprise. Manages the day to day governance of the enterprise web application firewalls, database firewall, and other security controls. This includes configuration tuning, troubleshooting, as well as defining and executing escalation criteria. Work with engineering teams to tune control systems to best meet the need of the business.

  • Expert level experience with the Imperva Web Application Firewalls, preferably version 11 or greater.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining web application rules and policies
  • Subject Matter Expert experience level.
  • Experience with IDS/IPS networking devices in a production environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the OSI stack with an understanding of how these layers are utilized within a web-based application.
  • Thorough understanding of how web applications are deployed in a load balanced infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of SSL/TLS traffic handling and encrypt/decrypt policies.
  • Ability to document security governance processes and work instructions.
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels across the organization and to comprehend business imperatives.
  • A strong customer/client focus with ability to manage expectations appropriately and provide superior customer/client experience and build long-term relationships.

Required Skills and Experience
  • Experience with other web application firewall products and/or security technologies.
  • Bachelor s degree in information systems or relevant field of study.
  • CISSP or other security certification.
  • Excellent data analysis skills using standard office tools are required.
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written) are required.
  • Experience in an ITIL environment and working with a service ticketing system
  • Experience with other Firewalls
  • Experience with Load Balancers
  • Experience with DNS

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