Network F5 Engineer
Posted on Feb 14, 2020 by Allstate
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Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and Innovative? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.
The Network Services F5 Engineer will be interacting with applications and infrastructure teams to develop technical solutions that focus on delivering the availability, performance, and security of enterprise applications. The Network Services F5 Engineer reviews network behaviors on applications and applies delivery topologies and technologies in a manner that best suits the business needs and objectives.Key Responsibilities
Consult with application designers and developer to create application delivery solutions that enhance the availability and operations of enterprise applications
Create standardized deployment models, components, and scripts for execution of new solutions
Develop, plan, and implement complex changes to the platform or applications supported by the platform
Automate or orchestrate network technologies to improve consistency of delivered service and speed to market
Recognize and recommend improvements to existing system design and operations to enhance the overall delivery of the services
Communicate technical concepts clearly with the extended team to aid in the planning of solutions and gain adoption of services
Resolve highly complex or critical incidents involving multiple enterprise services and components
Collaborate with operations teams to address availability concerns and create proactive monitoring for incident avoidance
The specific skills and competencies required for the position include:
F5 Platform Administration
Strong understanding of high-availability system configurations and design options
Experience configuring and managing system interfaces and addressing
Fluent in TMSH and CLI for system configuration
Experience executing system patches, software version updates, and system backup restoration
F5 Local Traffic Management
Strong understanding of local traffic management concepts including virtual servers, load balancing methods, persistence and health monitors
Experience in the development and use of iRules and Data Groups
F5 Global Traffic Management
Knowledgeable of general DNS principles and operations
Strong understanding of Wide IPs and LB Methods for high availability and load distribution topologies
Familiar with GTM health monitoring and LTM Integration (iQuery)
Experience with zone and record administration in DNS Express
F5 Application Policy Management
Experience with clientless and client based remote access VPN topologies
Familiarity with remote access VPN topologies and options for mobile clients including Per-App VPN and automatic connection profiles
Strong understanding of authentication and single sign-on protocols and technologies (Active Directory, LDAP, Kerberos, SAML)
Application protocols and topologies
Strong familiarity with application deployment topologies and flows
Deep understanding of common applications protocols, including HTTP and LDAP
Enterprise Routing and Switching
Familiar with routing protocols (OSPF/BGP) in an enterprise environment
Knowledgeable of enterprise data center solutions and technologies
Scripting and Development Skills
Uses Scripting languages, including Python and PERL, in a system administration capacity
Experienced with REST APIs for system configuration and analysis
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field (additional work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement)
F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator or Technology Specialist certification
Cisco Certified Network Associate or Professional certification
5+ years of experience in an enterprise IT environment in a technical operations, engineering, or consulting capacity
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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