F5 Administrator

Job Description

Seeking F5 BigIP Administrator r esponsible for planning and implementing F5 BIG-IP LTM and GTM within the Enterprise. Responsible for hardware and code upgrades according to F5 Recommendation. Updates patches and proactively monitors for any security vulnerability that may impact the F5 Appliance or the application. Works closely with IT-security to make sure that the services that are running on the F5 BIG-IP platforms are meeting security compliance. Responsible for after hour support, when needed. Participates in the identification, development and implementation of industry standards and security best practices. Performs scopes of work as detailed in implementation plans assigned (system builds, test plans, documentation, training, etc.). Responsible for planning, forecasting and implementation, and identification of resource requirements for Load Balancing services. Works under general direction. Responsible for evaluating current network systems.
Performs and implements assignments that impact important /complicated components/processes of the specified functional area of the Technology operation. Work is received in short- and mid-term assignments that are important / complicated undertakings and regularly require the application of independent judgment. Operates within the context of approved methods.
This position is open in multiple locations. Work may be performed in Colorado Springs CO, Tampa FL, St Louis MO, or Omaha NE

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
•Design and Implementation experience of F5 LTM and GTM
•Excellent understand different parameters on LTM, like VIP load balancing/Persistence/nattiing etc.
•Good understanding the traffic flow on internal LAN, Firewall, and WAN
•Good understanding on DNS functionality and flow
•Well versed with Application Partitions, Route Domains & vCMP on Viprion and appliance platforms
•Big-IP DNS (GTM) integration with F5 LTMs and Infoblox DNS, Wide IPs, concepts of HA using GTM versus LTM or both,
•F5 iQuery protocol concepts and setup
•GTM configuration using GUI or CLI
•Experience with F5 ASM & APM modules
•Expert knowledge of HTTP protocol versions, headers, methods, status codes, requirements
•Expert knowledge of troubleshooting tools tcpdump, ssldump, openssl, QKview, logs, curl, Wireshark, Fiddler, Postman, etc
•F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA) preferred

Provide excellent communication both internally with the team and management, as well as externally with the customers. Ability to effectively multi-task and successfully manage multiple projects. Demonstrate strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills in order to evaluate situations make recommendations and take prompt, effective corrective action. Demonstrate good planning skills by ensuring the appropriate scheduling of resources including equipment, and supplies. Demonstrate effectiveness in maintaining a well-organized operation to ensure the efficiency and accuracy of the work and information flow; monitor procedures, and implement corrective actions as required. 12+ Years with High School or 10+ Years with Associate's Degree or 8+ Years with Bachelor's Degree or 6+ Years with Master's Degree or 4+ Years with PhD.

Preferred Skills and Education
Proven experience with F5 LTM (Local Traffic Manager) Virtual Servers iRules Pools & Server Nodes, F5 GTM (Global Traffic Manager) Wide IPs Global Load balancing DNS; ITIL experience and certification desired;

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit www.baesystems.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/baesystemsintel.

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