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F5 SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Sterling, VA, OR Annapolis, MD · Information Technology
Type: Direct Hire
Location: Sterling or Annapolis Junction

NorthHill Technology Resources has an urgent need for a F5 Systems Engineer in Sterling, VA, but can also sit in Annapolis Junction, MD.  This role is supporting the Defense Intelligence Agency and requires an active CI Polygraph.  Outstanding compensation and benefits - looking to interview immediately.

Job Description
  • Participate in the development and support of customer technical requirements
  • Champion a collaborative, team-based environment, sharing standard methodologies and success and building positive relationships
  • Plan, Design, Develop, Implement and Operate F5 products such as LTM, ASM, BIG-IQ and APM
  • Manage the configuration on multiple physical and virtual F5 across multiple data centers
  • Develop scripts and tools to automate configuration of a large number of network security devices distributed across multiple data centers
  • Propose and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the network security infrastructure
  • Applies capacity planning configuration changes as demanded by the business
  • Address performance, scalability, and service architecture administration issues
  • Design, install, configure, maintain network security services, equipment and devices
  • Plan and support network security infrastructure
  • Provide clear technical documentation and written procedures for issues identified and addressed
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of platform and OS based problems, network security infrastructure and connectivity issues
  • Perform launch testing for new software releases and the introduction of new features
  • Coordinate equipment orders including physical or virtual appliances, as well as upgrading, monitoring, testing and servicing the systems as needed
  • Demonstrates knowledge of a broad range of technology towers i.e.: Storage, Virtualization, Intel, Networking, Data Center Migration and Disaster Recovery
  • Knowledge of risk and controls landscape, ensuring company-wide standards are met
  • Participate in change and incident management
  • Anticipating potential problems and acting to minimize the impact they may have on the project or unit
  • Ability to collaborate with different technology towers to achieve common goals
  • Provide on-call support outside business hours
  
Required Skills/Qualifications/Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, telecommunications, or an engineering focused field
  • 5+ years of relevant F5 experience with F5 LTM, ASM, BIG-IQ, and/or APM administration and life cycle management including experience with advanced iRule creation and troubleshooting
  • Ability to handle multiple complex F5 configurations and deployments at once
  • Understanding of networking at all layers of the OSI model; and Previous experience with web application technologies
  • Experience deploying, managing, and troubleshooting network systems, switching, and routing protocol standards such as: TCP/IP, MPLS, OSPF, BGP, SDN, and 802.1x.
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, IPAM, and NTP in a large multi-site environment
  • Ability to manage multiple stands of work simultaneously.
  • Executes within a customer-centric environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Hands on experience with Python and APIs
  • Self-driven with the ability to manage workload without direct supervision
  • Must have the F5 201 certification or obtain the certification within 3 months of hire date.
  • 8570 IAT Level II Certification required
 
Preferred Skills/Qualifications
  • Experience with Infoblox DDI, Microsoft DNS, Dyn, VMWare Automation products (vRO, vRA)
 

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