Network Operations F5 Load Balancer Engineer

  • Company: Capital One
  • Location: Rolling Meadows, Illinois
  • Posted: September 11, 2016
  • Reference ID: R10581
Knolls 2 (12036), United States of America, Glen Allen, Virginia

Network Operations F5 Load Balancer Engineer

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The Candidate for this position must have an understanding of load balancing strategies/ techniques, expertise in application switching / traffic management, knowledge of persistence and SSL certificates and troubleshooting methodologies. A general understanding of HTTP/HTTPS predicted behavior
and the ability to perform and analyze packet captures to assist in identifying issues and recommend solutions. 

- Provide Tier 3 technical support within the Operations Advance Support team; 
Acting as a technical thought-leader to work effectively in a highly diverse 
technical environment to lead escalated critical issues to problem resolution. 
- Implement enterprise Load Balancing strategy, design solutions, and ongoing 
technology refresh and enhancements to meet lifecycle management and 
business requirements.
- Complete change control, problem management and root cause analysis 
processes in accordance with company policies, for execution of 
implementations and changes to the network environment.
- Develop documentation, including diagrams, specifications and 
operating procedures. 
- Provide Technical leadership and guidance to junior personnel for complex F5 
- Provide direct support of audit and ad hoc consulting engagements.
- Utilize relationships with technology vendors to solve complex problems

The ideal candidate should have: 
- A strong understanding of F5 iRules (F5’s TCL scripting language) enabling 
customization of application load balancing solutions through the control and 
direct manipulation of the application traffic. 
- Expertise in application switching and traffic management, deep 
knowledge of application requirements (such as persistence), understand SSL 
offload and implementation of SSL certificate and Key.
- A strong understanding in F5 Viprion products and virtualization
- Knowledge of F5 LTM and GTM hardware platforms including engineering 
design and deployment implementation guidelines
- Candidate must have admin experience with F5 configuration CLI including 
both BigPipe and Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)
- Knowledgeable of F5 system logging event types and logging levels
- Experienced in VIP creation, certificate updates, SSL profile creation, pool 
creation and pool member modification
- Understanding of F5 GTM solutions, including WideIP and Pool Load Balancing 
Methods, probers and monitors
- Experience with advanced health checks within LTM
- Experience with packet capture analysis software is required
- The ability to engage and influence team members as well as people external to 
the team.
- High level understanding of multi-tiered application traffic flow, server load 
balancing, global load balancing, and routing. 
- Strong critical thinking, complex problem solving, appropriate judgment, and 
decision making skills.
- Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis 
- Experience with F5 technologies (LTM, GTM, V9, V10, V11) 
- F5 Technology Specialist or F5 Certified BIP-IP Administrator or Solution Expert Level Certification

This position is an operational role. As such, periodic late night maintenance work and participation in an on-call rotation will be required. 

Basic Qualifications: 
- High school diploma, GED, equivalent certification or military experience
- At least 2 years experience in technical leadership in IT projects 
- At least 5 years experience in technical aspects of Load Balancing 
- At least 5 years experience with F5 technologies 
- At least 5 years experience in technical aspects of Routing Engineering.
- At least 5 years experience in technical aspects of Switching Engineering.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems 
- 4 Years experience in Technical Leadership in IT projects 
- 10 Years experience in all technical aspects of Load Balancing Engineering 
- 10 Years of experience with F5 load balancing experience 
- 2 Years experience with Cisco Nexus or 2 Years experience with Cisco Catalyst platforms.
- Proficient with VISIO for technical design documentation

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position. 

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