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F5 Load Balancer Engineer

Location : Remote
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : Government Services

Job Description :
 
Required Qualifications :

F5 Load Balancer Engineer


Remote


12 Months


W2 Position


 


 


Candidate must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance


 


Key Required Skills


Work with advanced technical principles, theories, and concept; working on complex technical problems and providing innovative solutions


 


Position Description


Assist in defining and managing firewall standards and polices defined by the agency


Maintain, manage, test and implement patches and upgrades


Review and validate platform upgrades and changes


Contribute to the development of new principles and concepts


Work on unusually complex technical problems and providing innovative solutions


Collaborate with application owners, stakeholders and technical teams to understand requirements and determine how to meet their needs while adhering to all applicable policies


Working with teams, vendors and consultants to determine strategy for complex system changes, upgrades and implementations


Developing configuration and procedural documentation as necessary


Work with advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts


Challenge with working on complex technical problems and providing innovative solutions


Work with highly experienced and technical resources


All other duties as assigned or directed


           


Basic Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field


10 years of experience or more as a Network Engineer focusing on network performance management


7 years of experience with configuring and managing F5 Load Balancers


5 years of experience with configuring and managing Routing/Switching in a large enterprise network


5 years of experience with Microsoft Server and Linux Administration


3 years of experience with a high-level scripting language such as Python or Perl


 


Required Skills


F5 Load Balancer specific configuration and management


Experience in a large multi-datacenter network consisting of at least 5,000 devices


Solid understanding of internetworking: security, routing, switching, SAN and application networking


Experience with Microsoft Server and Linux Administration


Expertise in the Linux command-line environment


Experience with server hardware to include Dell, HP, or Cisco UCS


Experience working with standardized routing protocols such as OSPF, BGP, VPLS, MPLS


VMWare experience


MS Visio, Project


Ability to produce operational documentation using industry best practices in technical writing


 


Desired Skills


F5 Certified Administrator (201) or higher certification


Cisco Certifications such as CCNP or CCIE


Knowledge, skills and abilities creating and managing automation scripts to manage Network as a Service (Software Defined Networking (SDN), Load Balancers, firewalls, etc.


Experience developing best practice project plans, engineering scripts, and documentation for network performance management


Prior Federal government experience


Adept at working independently and in a team environment


Demonstrated experience with delivering technology solutions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven enterprise environment


Excellent understanding of change management, testing requirements, deployment technologies and methods, and tools to ensure high availability of systems


Self-starter, highly motivated individual who adapts to a dynamic work environment


Strong attention to detail with an ability to operate effectively across multiple priorities


 


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