NexGen Data Systems is seeking an F5 Network Administrator with experience engineering application delivery networking solutions including local load balancing and acceleration, global (DNS based) load balancing and acceleration, security through web application firewall and application authentication and access products for both datacenter and cloud applications. The ideal candidate would be well versed in administration of the F5 BIG-IP LTM, BIP-IP DNS, APM, ASM, Reverse Web Proxy (RWP) to include Department of Defense (DoD) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) application authentication and SSL break and inspect, networking, virtualization, and security best practices. The candidate will be expected to have a general understanding of large-scale data center design concepts and subsystems (i.e. storage, network, security, orchestrationautomation, backup, disaster recovery) as they relate to application delivery networking solutions deployed across geographically dispersed private data centers and commercial public cloud platforms (such as AWS, Azure). The candidate will join a team of Senior engineers and work in a collaborative multi-functional team environment. Relevant network and security certifications are required. Roles and Responsibilities Perform routine administrative and maintenance functions (install, configure, patch, update, etc.) F5 platforms. Support and creation of iRules on F5 Load balancers. Creation of Virtual Servers, Pools, iRules, Nodes, etc. Creation of Monitors, Address Translations, and Traffic Class. Creation of Device Groups and Device Trust with Trust, CA Certificates, Identity Certificates, and Traffic Groups. Configure Network parameters including, interfaces, Routes, Self IPrsquos, Packet Filters, Trunks, Tunnels, VLANs, etc. Configure system parameters including, Configuration, Device Certificates, FileDiskSoftware Management, License Updates, Users, etc. Management and creation of SSL certificates, both self-signed and third party signed, within the application environment. Perform security hardening and work with IACA teams to conduct security scansaudits. Troubleshoot F5 platforms in preproduction and production environments. Monitor performance of remote and local systems to identify problems, and if needed, perform analysis to identify root cause of any performance issues and take appropriate corrective action to resolve issues. Develop scripts to automate manual tasks. Work with application owners and infrastructure team members (network, storage, IA, etc.) to optimize system performance. Evaluate, design, and test new cloud-based systems and solutions sets. Participate in the development and maintenance of system lifecycle documentation. RequiredDesired Skills 7+ years of network experience working in data center or enterprise environments is required. 3+ years of experience with F5 platforms is required. Experience with F5 and creation of application specific iRules is required. Experience in managing SSL certificates is required. Strong log analysis and troubleshooting skills are required. Data Center Security Support and Engineering Experience. Experience with network monitoringmanagement platforms. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to work cooperatively in a multi-functional team environment (team player) is required. Compliance with current government cybersecurity workforce requirements (current relevant network and security certifications) is required. Additional network related certifications are desired. Additional security related certifications are desired. Experience with DoD security requirements is desired. Experience with network management and monitoring tools. Other requirements Exposure to and familiarity with data center design including systems, storage and networking. Strong knowledge of engineering process and systems life-cycle. Strong proficiency in engineering documentation. A strong sense of urgency including self-governance on task priority. Technical Lead experience or senior level experience. Monitoring tools. Must meet the requirements to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance. Travel as required. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. About the Company NexGen Data Systems is an emerging technologies focused company providing expert systems and network engineering solutions to the Department of Defense. NexGen Data Systems promotes a culture of knowledge and career advancement through continued learning, keeping our team current on the latest advances in systems and networking, and enabling our team to provide the best available solutions to our clients. Benefits Company covers 100 of premiums for the employeersquos medical, dental, and vision insurance and subsidizes 50 of premiums for spouse and dependents. 401(k) match up to 10 of the employeersquos salary contributions to 401(K) plan. Company supplied educational books, resources, and 100 of certification test costs. 10 paid holidays and 15 days of paid time off (PTO). NOTE US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. In order to be qualified for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a United States Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. We are unable to sponsor Visas at this time. NexGen Data Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
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