Network Security Governance SME

Extelligence is an intelligent partner that goes the extra mile. We provide customized information management solutions for major industries. Our team in Prague and Bucharest is working with international companies, transforming, and adding value to their business on a daily basis. We are growing quickly, and we are interested to bring more talented individuals into our team.

 Description of Role

We are seeking a skilled Governance Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Network Security domain. The role will be responsible for validating requests and changes within the network security area to ensure compliance with defined security policies. This is an individual contributor role that requires previous experience in network security, including knowledge of security best practices, policy review and compliance, governance, and an understanding of the current threat landscape.

Strong soft skills are a necessity for this role, as it involves daily interactions with colleagues from various business and technical operations teams. The ability to communicate effectively, collaborate, and build relationships is crucial. Additionally, an open mindset and autonomy are essential qualities for success in this position.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Validate service requests related to Firewall, Proxy, WAF, and NAC against defined security policies.
  • Review network architecture and recommend changes to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of network components.
  • Assess Network Security Operation team’s requests against security policies, identifying and addressing any issues or risks.
  • Guide requestors to follow security standards defined by the organization for compliance if deviations are identified in requested policies.
  • Identify non-compliant firewall rules and collaborate with the application and operations teams to remediate them according to security standards.
  • Handle exception processes and ensure accurate tracking within designated systems.
  • Liaise with policy requestors and implementors to ensure clear understanding and alignment.
  • Provide necessary reports as required.


  • 3+ years of experience in the Network Security domain, specializing in Governance and operations.
  • Understanding of risk assessment processes and evaluation.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following areas: Firewall, WAF, Proxy operations and governance (Palo Alto, Checkpoint, F5, Netskope).
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with NAC solutions such as Tufin/Algosec, Cloud is a plus.
  • Broad security mindset with previous Security Governance experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively describe risks, advocate for exceptions, or articulate needs.
  • Demonstrated autonomy and the ability to work independently.
  • Security certifications such as CISSP and network security certifications.

 Working with Extelligence:

  • We take care of the important things that matter to contractors, for example, we guarantee on-time payment for your work. You will never have to chase us for payment.
  • We always seek to have long term relationships with our team and we always seek to offer opportunities to extend cooperation beyond the first contract or project.
  • Extelligence is a multicultural team, we have more than 15 different nationalities working with us.
  • We also organize events to bring our team together including team building activities and social events.
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Remote in EU

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