Network Security Engineer

Makati City, Manulife Philippines Head Office


Manulife is a leading financial services group. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.

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We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today. 

Working Arrangement


Job Description

The opportunity

Role Summary
As a member of the Network Security Operations Team, the Network Security Engineer, Asia is a highly motivated, results-oriented expert who will be responsible for optimally operating network security products globally with special emphasis throughout the Asia region. 


Job Functions / Responsibilities /Results Area

  • Working with business requirement holders to ascertain necessary information is available to make necessary changes on the security infrastructure to safely deliver business needs. 

  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the engineering, architecting, and provisioning of Perimeter Security, Intrusion Prevention and Detection, Web Access Security Gateways, Advanced Threat Protection systems and services. 

  • Transforms business requirements into system specifications, document implementation designs / configurations and manage systems accordingly. 

  • Provides analysis and consulting on: 

  •     o    Standards and Policies 

  •     o    Network Solutions & Security 

  •     o    Data Security 

  • Maintains operational metrics for management reporting.


What motivates you?

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit.

  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile approach and enable business outcomes.

  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together.

  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters.

  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up.

  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.

What we are looking for

  • Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills on IPS/IDS, Firewall, Load balancer, Proxy

  • Working knowledge on network security systems, e.g. web access security, url filtering, anti-malware / advance threat protection, proxies, DLP etc.

  • Experience with different NGFW and F5 loadbalancer

  • Good understanding of OSI Model, TCP/IP protocol suite, network IP subnetting, switching and routing

  • Complete familiarity with ITIL processes – Incident, Problem, Change etc. – experience on ServiceNow tool beneficial.

  • Ability to work with team members located remotely and to leverage multiple service and / or outsourcing providers

  • Comfortable to work closely with several teams within the Information Services area as well with the business teams

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, take initiative, manage time and complete tasks with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work off-hours, as required



  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Scien

  • ce /Technology/Engineering /Computer /Mathematics or related field

  • Solid experience in installing, configuring and supporting Firewalls, especially CheckPoint, Juniper, Fortinet, PaloAlto and Cisco ASA.

  • Strong, hands-on on FW implementation, configuration, management and support, especially on CheckPoint, PaloAlto, Juniper, Fortinet, McAfee and ZScaler systems.

  • Experience in configuring, troubleshooting and supporting F5 Load balancers.

  • Must have at least 4-6 years of infrastructure and security operation experience

  • Firewall Certifications PaloAlto - PCNSA or PCNSE preferred but no required and/or Checkpoint Certification - CCSA or CCSE preferred but no required.

  • Zscaler certification preferred.

  • Desired to have ISO 27000/NIST/SANS Cyber Security Controls background

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.

  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.

  • A focus on growing your career path with us.

  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.

  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you

  • Values-first culture
    We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.

  • Boundless opportunity
    We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.

  • Continuous innovation
    We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.

  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.

  • Championing Corporate Citizenship
    We build a business that benefits all stakeholders and has a positive social and environmental impact.

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law. 

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact

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Tags: Agile Firewalls IDS Intrusion prevention IPS ISO 27000 ITIL Malware Mathematics Network security NGFW NIST SANS TCP/IP

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Equity / stock options Flex hours Flex vacation Insurance

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Philippines

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