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Firewall/ Network Engineer (Contract)


Job Purpose

The shortlisted candidate will oversee daily operations, plan and execute projects involving firewalls, switches, routers, wireless and other network equipment to ensure that timelines, budget and objectives are met. S/he will also work with users, cabling contractors, equipment suppliers and service providers to deliver projects.



The Firewall/Network Engineer duties and responsibilities are as listed below This list is not comprehensive and related duties and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time.



  • Hands-on troubleshooting and resolution of faults on-site
  • Review work done by vendors to identify that contracted services are delivered.
  • Provide guidance to vendors and colleagues on prevention of faults.
  • Proposed ways to improve operations and service availability.
  • Upgrade and replace failed or obsolete hardware/softward
  • Review the health of the hardware and fine-tune equipment settings to optimize performance
  • Monitor and remediate vulnerabilities and End-of-Life notices
  • Ensure operations are audit-ready



  • Propose solutions and lead in discussion with users and suppliers
  • Put up necessary justification and paperwork to procure products and services
  • Conduct regular project meetings to plan and coordinate activities, and resolve any issues
  • Coordinate with stakeholders for access, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning 
  • Provide timely updates to stakeholders
  • Ensure projects are audit-ready

Qualifications & Work Experience

  • Diploma or Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or related disciplines
  • Cisco CCNP, Checkpoint CCSE, Fortinet NSE or equivalent certification preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in enterprise security and network products
  • Must be able to work with a flexible schedule as the role may require work during weekends/public holidays to meet project timelines


Technical Skills

  • Good knowledge of Firewall, Network, IT Compliance, Project Management and Vendor Management
  • Ability to communicate and add value to IT Infrastructure, Security, Network Architectural Design, IT Security & Compliance
  • Strong knowledge on firewall and network infrastructure topology
  • Knowledge and experience in Critical Infrastructure industry will be an advantage
  • Familiar with firewalls, web proxy, VPN, Software Defined Networking, Network Access Control, GPON technologies and products
  • Experience with upgrading/installing firewalls and network devices


Generic Skills

  • Forward looking, and able to manage efficient communication with internal customers and suppliers, foresee and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and project timelines, and delivery quality work 
  • Self-motivated, possess strong interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Ability to work in a non-deskbound role, and comfortable travelling to multiple sites
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

About SMRT Corporation

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport services provider. Our primary business is to manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, the East-West Line, the Circle Line, the new Thomson East-Coast Line and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. This is complemented by our bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services. 

An exciting and rewarding career is waiting for you at SMRT. Join us and embark on a journey that matters. You Matter – we take care of you and your well-being. Your Work Matters – your ideas and contributions work towards building the future of our transport system and create positive impacts to the community. Your Development Matters – we offer diverse careers and learning opportunities for our people to grow you to the fullest of your potential.

Come onboard the SMRT journey today.

Moving People. Enhancing Lifestyles

Core Values
Respect, Integrity, Service & Safety, Excellence


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