Web Application Firewall Engineer

Cyber Security Risk Management Posted: 17-Apr-2024

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Deloitte Global is the engine of the Deloitte network. Our professionals reach across disciplines and borders to develop and lead global initiatives. We deliver strategic programs and services that unite our organization.

Work you'll do

As the Web Application Firewall (WAF) Engineer you will bring a demonstrated background in cybersecurity and deep understanding of web application security practices. The primary responsibility of the WAF Engineer is to ensure the effective deployment, configuration, and maintenance of our web application firewall systems for a Global customer. This role requires expertise in Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and web Application Firewalls, AKAMAI, Radware as well as experience with alerts and detections and data analysis.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Deploy, configure, and maintain web application firewall systems to protect our web applications against potential threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Collaborate with the infrastructure team to integrate the web application firewall with CDNs such AKAMAI, ensuring seamless traffic management and content delivery.
  • Monitor and analyze security events, alerts, and logs generated by the web application firewall systems. Investigate and respond to potential security incidents, working closely with the Security Operations Center (SOC) and Cybersecurity teams.
  • Leverage Splunk for detecting and analyzing potential security threats and vulnerabilities. Develop and maintain detection rules, alerts, and reports to proactively identify and mitigate risks.
  • Work with large amounts of data from various sources, including data lakes and Data Bricks. Apply SQL and data analysis techniques to interpret WAF data and derive meaningful insights to enhance security controls and optimize system performance.
  • Collaborate with the vulnerability management teams to conduct periodic vulnerability assessments and testing of web applications. Utilize WAF data to identify potential vulnerabilities and recommend appropriate remediation measures.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of WAF configurations, policies, and procedures. Prepare reports and metrics related to web application security, including trends, incident summaries, and mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication, knowledge sharing, and alignment of security objectives. Provide training and guidance to other team members on WAF best practices and security awareness.
  • Develop advanced alerts/reports to meet the requirements of key stakeholders.
  • Develop scalable security management tools and processes.
  • Support automation for security tools management and workflow integration.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders within Cybersecurity, Engineering, and Development teams to create specific use cases to address business needs and security requirements.
  • Help others in information security concepts, issues, standard and policies.
  • Work closely with teams delivering web Application Firewall requests and projects.
  • Provides informal training coaching and mentoring to lower-level staff when needed.
  • Assist in drafting and editing firewall related standards, policies, and guidelines, risk models, methods, and procedures.
  • Provide investigation findings to relevant business units to help improve information security posture.

The team

Deloitte Technology works at the forefront of technology development and processes to support and protect Deloitte around the world. In this truly global environment, we operate not in "what is" but rather "what can be" to help Deloitte deliver and connect with its clients, its communities, and one another in ways not previously conceived.



  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Bachelor's Degree/University Degree and/or Undergraduate Diploma in Information Security, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years experience in network security and Web Application Firewall (WAF) Development
  • Knowledge of web application security concepts, OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, and related mitigation techniques
  • Demonstrated technical background with Akamai Web Application Firewall (WAF) and bot mitigation security policies
  • Proficiency in deploying and managing web application firewalls, preferably with experience in AKAMAI and RADWARE
  • Understanding of API security issues and API authentication
  • Prior experience working with Splunk for security event management, log analysis, and threat detection
  • Ability to work with large datasets and perform data analysis to extract meaningful insights
  • Good understanding of information security principles, and security policy enforcement
  • Experience working with Akamai and/or Radware performance and security tools
  • Solid comprehension of HTTP protocol and demonstrated ability to troubleshoot using HTTP logs
  • Strong technical background in web development and familiarity with potential attack vectors/methods
  • Basic understanding in the following: scripting languages (Python, PowerShell, or JavaScript), DNS, Networks, Firewalls, SSL Certificates


  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, GIAC or other security certifications
  • Previous experience in a Security Operations Center (SOC) or performing cybersecurity analysis
  • Any experience in SIEM management tools
  • Ethical hacking
    • Automation experience
    • ServiceNow experience
  • Technical documentation experience

Our culture

At Deloitte Global people are valued and respected for who they are – with opportunities to bring their unique perspectives, talents and passions to business challenges. Our global workspace creates room for individuality and collaboration. Ours is an inclusive, supportive, connected culture with a focus on development, flexibility, and well-being. This culture makes Deloitte Global one of the most rewarding places to work, and to transform your career.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe in investing in you, helping you identify and hone your unique strengths at every step of your career. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities, and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.


At Deloitte, we value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits. Our Total Rewards program reflects our continued commitment to lead from the front in everything we do—that’s why we take pride in offering a comprehensive variety of programs and resources to support your health and well-being.

Recruiting for this role ends on July 11, 2024.

At Deloitte Global, we know we’re at our best when we look out for one another; prioritize respect, fairness, development and wellbeing; foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their background, experience, identity, ability or thinking style, and if you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process for accessibility reasons this is available upon request. The preferred candidate will be subject to background screening by Deloitte or by their external third-party provider.
July 11, 2024