Senior F5 Engineer
Infrastructure & Support
PhiladelphiaPA Direct Hire Nov 21, 2023
OVERVIEW:  

 Our client is growing! They are an innovative, global, ecommerce and platform-as a-service organization that is transforming the way payments are secured and processed.  Our client is a leader across the globe in several industries including retail, hospitality, lodging, gaming, sports and entertainment, foodservice, education, healthcare and financial services. Our client’s innovative solutions across areas including payments, security, identity and data analytics are available on all popular ecommerce avenues in-stores, online and from your mobile devices.  They are supported by rapid API adoption which enhances performance. Our client’s platform operated on a single technology stack allowing for the ability to scale globally.

This is a DIRECT HIRE Role! Our client is currently seeking an experienced F5 Engineer who has great communication skills and leadership skills. Must have previous experience designing and deploying F5 into an Azure cloud architecture.
 

Responsibilities
    • Design, deploy, and manage F5 load balancers and related components within physical appliances and datacenters as well as the cloud environment to ensure high availability, security, and performance.
    • Work closely with Systems, DevOps, and Cloud architecture and engineering teams to design F5 solutions aligned with business requirements and best practices.
    • Monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve incidents related to F5 infrastructure in a 24/7 operational environment, ensuring minimal downtime and disruptions.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement F5 network changes and configurations for new and existing services in Azure.
    • Implement security measures, SSL termination, and encryption practices to safeguard the F5 infrastructure and application traffic.
    • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation for F5 configurations, processes, and operational procedures.
    • Participate in on-call rotations and provide support during off-hours for critical incidents and maintenance activities.
    • Keep abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends related to F5 and Azure to propose and implement innovative solutions.
Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Equivalent experience will be considered.
    • Proven experience as an F5 Engineer in a 24/7 operational context, with a focus on Azure environments.
    • Strong expertise in F5 load balancers, including BIG-IP LTM, GTM, ASM, and APM, within an Azure setting.
    • Proficiency in scripting (Python, PowerShell) and automation for F5 and Azure-based tasks.
    • Experience in troubleshooting complex network issues and optimizing F5 solutions for high availability.
    • Certification in F5 technologies such as F5-CA, F5-CTS, or Azure-related certifications is a plus.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team, especially in a fast-paced, 24/7 operational environment.
    • Flexibility to participate in on-call rotations and respond to critical incidents as needed.
    • Understanding of network Layer2 and Layer3.
    • Understanding of firewall segmentation and NAT rules in the role it plays in load balancing and applications
    • Experience with web application firewalls

Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience with cloud-native tools and services in Azure and integrating F5 solutions within Azure architectures.
    • Knowledge of Azure DevOps, CI/CD pipelines, and infrastructure as code (IaC) methodologies.
    • Familiarity with other networking and security technologies beyond F5, particularly within Azure environments.
    • Experience with Microsoft based applications, IIS, and .net frameworks
MUST HAVES:
  • Must have hands on F5 experience and have done an implementation before
  • Must be well versed in the functionalities of F5 including Traffic Distribution, High Availability, Security, Scalability and Application Performance.
  • Must come from an Azure architecture environment
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Must have strong Project Leadership skills
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