ManTech Firewall & Bluecoat Administrator in Afghanistan


This program is responsible for managing the design, maintenance, and security posture for the enterprise network to provide secure and reliable communications for all users. This includes troubleshooting inter- and intra-theater links.

The Firewall and Bluecoat Administrator provides engineering and management of strategic network boundary protection security devices utilizing defense in depth across all network tiers. He/She provides technical support regarding the design, configuration, implementation, operational management, and troubleshooting of boundary protection devices including Bluecoat Web Proxy filters, IPS/IDS, Syslog, and Cisco switches and routers. The administrator implements network policies and exemptions in accordance with published standards and regulations. Around 600 tickets per month are processed relating to firewall and proxy exempt events. Typically there is a 24-hour turnaround for any ticket submitted. A faster response may be required depending on the severity of the situation.


Selected candidate will provide 24/7 coverage and available (on-call) 24/7 for the following tasks and


Providing 24/7 engineering network defense engineering support involving the design,

configuration, implementation, and operational management of network defense systems and management of

network boundary security devices. This shall include:

  • Troubleshoot network defense devices such as proxy filters, traffic accelerators, firewalls, VPNs and IPS/IDS.

  • Shall configure and manage Access Control Servers (ACS) and Radius servers, Terminal Access Controller Access Control System+ (TACACS+), 802.1x, AAA, SSH, crypto maps, ACLs and other network security protocols.

  • Shall create network accounts, manage account permissions, update 802.1x with current information systems, complete tickets related to firewall and proxy exemptions, and troubleshoot network security-related issues.

  • Shall configure, administer, and troubleshoot firewalls and BlueCoat ProxySG appliances and implement at network hardware technology, with particular emphasis on Cisco PIX, Cisco ASA, Cisco Routers, Juniper Netscreen, and Bluecoat Proxy SG.

Administrator must be able to:

  • Transition to application based firewalls.

  • Assist with the development and documentation of recommendations for theater network operational policies, procedures, technical standards and guidelines.

  • Maintain compliance of network device software versions and configuration in accordance with DISA STIG policy; devices shall be compliant within 30 days of policy updates.

  • Implement approved network policies within two (2) hours of receipt

  • Begin troubleshooting security device problems within one (1) hour; resolve problems within six (6) hours.


Requires High School diploma or equivalent, and three to four years of related experience. Technical training equivalent to an Associate s degree preferred.


High School Diploma or GED Certificate, Equivalent Experience/Education

Years of Experience

03-04 years w/High School Diploma

Position Type





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