F5 Network Engineer

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F5 Network Engineer
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Raleigh,,  NC
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Q1 Technologies, Inc. is looking to hire a F5 Network Engineer to join our rapidly growing information technology company.

At Q1 Technologies, Inc., our business is to assist our client in utilizing information technology to gain a competitive advantage.   From system integration to contingent workforce solutions, we have enabled our client to exceed their business objectives.

Job Title:     F5 Network Engineer

Contract Type:     W2 Employee

Work Location:     Raleigh, NC

Duration:     6 Months

Role Description: 

  • To provide senior level services focusing on designing, installing, configuring, and integrating F5 network technologies.
  • Provides project leadership for design and installation projects using standard technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides senior level network services, including installing, configuring, and integrating network technologies.
  • Obtains quotes and justifies business need.
  • Identifies stake holders and forms project team.
  • Conducts functional testing and provides recommendations based on the results.
  • Verifies installations meet production acceptance standards.
  • Participate in content delivery environment build activities including creation of virtual servers, profiles, encryption policies, and iRules based on customer requirements.
  • Configure Global Traffic Manager services and policies
  • Configure Access Policy Manager services and policies using two-factor authentication.
  • Provides senior level Tier 3 network services for complex issues elevated from Tier 2 support groups. Identifies failing components.
  • Provides senior level network design and debugging services to development teams.
  • Works closely with developers to implement reliable, manageable, and secure solutions that meet Vanguard standards and add value to the clients
  • Identifies performance issues, interprets trends (e.g., traces of network traffic), and implements improvements.
  • Writes documentation, including policies and procedures.
  • Creates diagrams, including network designs.
  • Adds, updates, and closes records in the IT Problem Management and Change Management databases.
  • Trains and mentors staff. Conducts formal training sessions, one-on-one sessions, and recommends training vendors.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves complex issues.
  • Completes capacity planning activities, including monitoring and tracking capacity metrics.
  • Initiates actions to prevent degradation caused by capacity issues.
  • Identifies opportunities to automate manual system tasks.
  • Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client service levels.
  • Thoroughly understands and complies with Information Security policies and procedures.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience: 

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Five years’ network technician experience.
  • Previous experience with F5 global and local load balancing, iRule creation, SSL and persistence profiles
  • Working understanding of code and scripting (Python, PowerShell, Rest API)Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Strong project leadership skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of the following network practices and concepts: Network architecture design, technical standards and deliverables, troubleshooting tools (e.g., log analysis and network traces), software and hardware installation and configuration, network protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, routing protocols, etc).
  • Advanced knowledge of multiple IT platforms: Client/server, Microsoft Windows, Routers and switches, Linux.
  • Advanced knowledge of current versions of the following products: F5 GTM, LTM, APM"
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
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