What you’ll be doing...

The primary goal of this position is to support the global transitions and implementations for managed security customers and to perform design, implementation, and maintenance of load balancer/application delivery controller infrastructure using F5 Big-IP LTM/GTM/APM.

You will collaborate with network engineering and project management to create and implement custom solutions that adhere to existing design standards. You will provide research and analysis for planning, organizing, and managing project related network security tasks. In addition to the design and consultation responsibilities, you will also perform implementation and delivery of load balancing and security technologies, including refresh and migration activities, support the operations teams on escalated incidents, and support off-hours maintenance activities for release management and changes associated with assigned projects.

  • Translating functional business requirements into a technical solution that conforms to global design standards.
  • Researching developments in assigned technology disciplines, determining business requirements, proposing changes, and developing migration and implementation plans as needed.
  • Understanding and effectively articulating the implications and impact that proposed architectural changes will have on the business (to technical and non-technical audiences).
  • Developing lab scenarios to mock user environments and test components of proposed solutions.
  • Installing, testing, maintaining, and upgrading network operating systems software and hardware in accordance with release management requirements.
  • Providing input into the security technology plan for the organization and ensuring that plans for their assigned technology discipline integrate effectively with other aspects of the technical infrastructure.
  • Delivering detailed project documentation to both the customer and operations that fully describes new implementations and is used as the primary reference for day-to-day management.
  • Supporting large scale infrastructure migrations and baseline reviews.
  • Supporting changes in strict accordance with the customer’s change management policies, including developing low-level design and implementation plans for approved changes.
  • Gaining knowledge and experience in other network security technologies.
  • Proposing appropriate changes to standards, policies, and procedures based on emerging business/technology trends and operational challenges with the existing guidelines utilizing performance metrics and operational SLAs as justification.
  • Conducting presentations via training sessions, web pages, or 1-to-1 training to the floor engineers on designs that are being implemented.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience as an F5 engineer
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience in an enterprise environment.
  • Two or more years of experience with F5 BIG-IP Platforms: 3900, 4200v, 6900, and the Viprion models.
  • Experience with F5 Traffic Management Operating system, CLI commands, and Route Domains.
  • Experience with configuration, deployment, and administration of F5 TMOS versions 11.x or 12.x.
  • Experience planning and implementing enterprise monitoring and configuring tools for the F5 platforms such as BIG-IQ.
  • Experience with BIG-IP Application Security Manager, Access Policy Manager, Advanced Firewall Manager, and BIG-IP DNS.
  • ITIL v3 Foundation certification, or the eligibility to obtain.
  • Willingness to work off hours to support planned maintenance window activities.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field of study.
  • Two or more recent years of experience with F5 BIG-IP Platforms: 3900, 4200v, 6900, and Viprion models.
  • F5 Certifications such as: F5-CA, F5-CTS LTM, F5-CTS GTM, or F5-CTS APM.
  • Security and Network certifications such as: CISSP, CHFI, CCNP, and CCNA.
  • ITIL v3 certification.
  • Experience writing F5 irules.
  • Knowledge of application load balancing strategies and advanced techniques for application delivery.
  • Knowledge and experience in application switching and traffic management.
  • Extensive knowledge of application requirements (such as persistence), SSL offloading and implementation of SSL certificates and keys, web acceleration, and TCP optimization.
  • Experience creating implementation plans, LTM, GTM, and ASM configurations, TMOS code upgrades, and deployment of new load balancing builds for F5, Citrix, or Cisco, load balancing technologies.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and supporting environments that include two or more of the following: Enterprise Gateway architectures including: Firewalls, Application Proxies, Global and Local load balancing, SSL RAS, and/or Enterprise Management tools.
  • Load balancing Life Cycle Management skills.
  • Strong understanding of industry trends across a variety of information security domains.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and an ability to identify root causes of issues and provide solutions.
  • Experience working in 24 x 7 centers with complex, high transaction, high availability environments.
  • In depth understanding of networking technologies, eg. Cisco routers and switches.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, both verbal and written, with the capability to articulate and educate others about complex technology with business acumen.
  • Ability to team within and outside of the operations group.
  • Strong, multi-disciplined, operations and implementations background with emphasis on supporting business critical environments.
  • In depth knowledge of external services environments including SSL certificate exchange, Remote access solutions, and Business to Business interconnects.
  • Experience working within Federal or Public Regulatory Agency guidelines such as FINRA, PCI-DSS, NERC-CIP.
  • Experience with configuration, deployment, and administration of Citrix Netscaler load balancers.
  • Experience with firewall technologies like Fortinet, Palo Alto, Cisco, or Check Point firewalls in addition to the load balancing experience.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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