Consultant - Security

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Position Summary

The F5 Security-focused Consultant II is an innovative engineer working in partnership with our clients, advising them how to use F5 technology solutions in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems. They are thought leaders in the role, providing strategic guidance and subject matter expertise to customers with regard to implementation and configuration of F5 products. The F5 Consultant is the face of F5 while engaged on customer projects and a key contributor in fostering a positive relationship between customers and F5 through effective communication and successful delivery of the solutions. They understand and articulate goals and critical success factors for the project, engage in collaborative dialogue to ensure client needs are met, and maintain timely communication.

Primary Responsibilities

Technology Focus

  • Provide advanced technical guidance to customer onsite and/or remotely regarding the implementation, configuration and maintenance of the F5 products independently or with a team
  • Provide specialized web application security and fraud protection implementation, configuration, and maintenance services.
  • Perform as project lead and/or key contributor for problem identification, systems architecture definition, solution design, implementation, testing, client training, deployment, troubleshooting and documentation
  • Maintain working proficiency in F5 products and technologies through self-directed and formal training
  • Identify additional product/services opportunities in customer organization
  • Assist in the development of standard reusable F5 "productized" consulting service offerings, including definition of tasks, deliverables and standard estimates
  • Assist with the documentation of recommended practices in developing and deploying F5 solutions for reuse by F5 and Partner engineers
  • Participate in product SME lists, and provide feedback to all F5 technical teams including consulting, sales, product management and support.
  • Provide some mentoring to junior consultants


Customer Management Focus
  • Perform moderate project management activities including cost/schedule monitoring, scope management, project status update reports, and expectation management for the delivery of work products and associated risks
  • Manage customer interaction and engagement over the course of the assigned projects; maintain high level of command.
  • Engage with multiple F5 teams including but not limited to F5 Support, F5 Product Sales, and F5 Professional Services Sales
  • Will participate in sales and proposal presentations in addition to completing ongoing team account activities
  • Demonstrate ability to become trusted advisor within customer environment.
  • Negotiate tough client situations with both customer and F5 environment as needed to gain equitable solutions.


Other Responsibilities
  • Willingness to mentor and guide newer consultants.
  • Responsible for upholding F5's Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Self-starter and able to work independently, while also able to share responsibilities, ideas and other information.
  • Proven experience to work as part of a team of Engineers and to deliver one or several projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate and transfer complex ideas to a wide audience through both verbal and written communication.
  • Self-motivated and adaptable to changing environments.
  • Demonstrated strong written communication, presentation writing, and project scoping and technical documentation skills.
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent network and security projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of technologies such as firewalling, application availability and security, web gateways, authentication/authorization, encryption, VPN's and network architecture.
  • Knowledge of F5 Websafe Fraud Protection product
  • WAFs, Routing, Switching, Multi-Tier Applications
  • Knowledge of common networking concepts with a thorough understanding of Ethernet, IP (IPv6 and IPv6), TCP, and UDP.
  • Expert knowledge of the HTTP protocol and related technologies, such as HTML, XML, JSON, AJAX, and JavaScript.
  • Working knowledge of Linux, UNIX, and Windows variants.
  • Working knowledge of cryptographic concepts and implementations (OpenSSL, DNSSEC, SSL, PKI, IKE).
  • Working knowledge of AAA related technologies: Active Directory (AD), LDAP, NTLM, Kerberos, SAML, RADIUS, DIAMETER, and TACACS.
  • VPN and tunneling technologies: IPsec, SSL, PPTP, GRE, MPLS.
  • GateD, ZebOS, Named, BIND, SSH daemons and clients, tcpdump, snoop, ethereal/Wireshark and other packet sniffing software or products.
  • IIS, Apache, WebSphere, WebLogic, Oracle or similar web and application platforms.
  • Scripting and development experience in F5 iRules and other technologies such as Unix Shell, Perl, Python, C, C++, C#.
  • Scripting and development experience in web technologies such as: Java, JSP, PHP, .NET.
  • Security certifications (OSCP, OSWE, GIAC, CISSP, Security+, etc), preferred
  • Experience with risk identification, analysis/assessment, auditing, and mitigation; including PCI Compliance experience, preferred.
  • F5 ADC and Security certification attainment is ideal, as they will be required.


Qualifications
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, with a focus on architecture and design of network or systems infrastructure, performance and management
  • At least 3 years of experience in customer-facing positions as a professional services consultant or engineer.


Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Duties require the ability to travel up to 70% via automobile and airplane, and may require periodically outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).
  • Job may be performed on-site at a customer facility or data center, or in an office environment sitting at a desk or computer table. When not on-site at customer location, the position may be remote or at nearest F5 office.
  • Duties require the ability to utilize a computer / laptop, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.
  • Job requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

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The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.


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