Date Posted

June 24, 2024


United States

Job Type

Customer Contract


Masters Degree





Tax Terms

C2C, W-2, 1099


12 months

Job Description

Job Title: WAF Akamai Engineer
Location: Remote
Company Overview:
Pulivarthi Group is a premier global provider of staffing and IT technology solutions, renowned for delivering exceptional services tailored to each client's unique needs. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we merge expertise with innovation, ensuring cost-effective solutions of the highest quality. Our diverse client base spans healthcare, finance, government, and beyond, reflecting our adaptability and proficiency across industries. Operating in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, we pride ourselves on aligning with clients' cultures, deploying top-tier talent, and utilizing cutting-edge technologies. Pulivarthi Group stands as a beacon of reliability, efficiency, and innovation in the realm of staffing solutions.
Job Overview:
We are seeking an experienced Network Security Specialist with a focus on Web Application Firewalls (WAF) to join our global Network Security team. The successful candidate will work closely with the WAF team to migrate a suite of 5000 hosted applications to WAF, manage post-migration activities, and implement best web security practices.
Key Responsibilities:
WAF Migration: Collaborate with global tech functions to migrate 5000 hosted applications to WAF, starting with an initial batch of 100 domain names.
Post-Migration Management: Review logs, implement tuning, and enforce web blocking as necessary after migration.
IP Address/FQDN Mapping: Map IP addresses and Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs) to services and applications, working as a Business Analyst (BA).
Data Collection: Liaise with service owners and associated teams to gather relevant application data for WAF migration purposes (BA).
Web Behavior Analysis: Analyze web behavior and performance to establish acceptable application thresholds as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).
Policy Tuning: Perform policy tuning in accordance with performance baselining (SME).
Enforcement Mode Transition: Transition WAF from transparent to enforcement mode (SME).
Data Cleansing: Perform data cleansing and validation activities.
Web Network Security: Provide hands-on expertise in web network security and WAF.
Onboarding Web Services: Onboard web services into WAF (Akamai) platforms in monitoring/transparent mode (SME).
Vulnerability Analysis: Identify vulnerabilities in WAF logs and implement solutions.
Best Practices Implementation: Implement best web security practices.
Web Network Security/WAF SME: Extensive experience as a Web Application Firewall (WAF) Subject Matter Expert with the ability to be hands-on.
Akamai or Similar Platform Experience: Proficiency with Akamai or similar platforms such as Radware, Kona Site Defender, etc.
Consultative Expertise: Demonstrated ability to act as a consultative SME, providing guidance and best practices.
WAF Onboarding Experience: Proven experience in onboarding web services into WAF platforms in monitoring/transparent mode.
Vulnerability Identification: Ability to find and address vulnerabilities identified in WAF logs.
Best Security Practices: Strong knowledge of and experience in implementing best web security practices.
Education and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (preferred but not mandatory if experience is substantial).
Relevant certifications in network security and WAF technologies (e.g., CISSP, CEH, Akamai certifications) are a plus.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
Pulivarthi Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture and celebrate authenticity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.