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We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can't turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Principal Load Balancer Engineer joining our team to support JSP-ETM activities in Arlington, VA.
As a Load Balancer Engineer, the candidate will oversee, support, and coordinate network policy, configuration, and troubleshooting in support of the enterprise Load Balancers. This role is a technical role with high visibility and is expected to interface with executive leadership and supported tenants. Primary duties include supporting the load balancing network and application requirements, collaborating with government and third-party stakeholders, coordinating with internal support teams, and reporting status to technical management and leadership.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide architecture/engineering expertise for new load balancer implementations, cloud environment integrations, project designs, and standards development, as well as onboarding new tenants
Provide load balancing administration/support for intelligent DNS routing between enterprise locations/data centers, as well as plan and implement upgrades (includes installation of new equipment)
Implement approved authentication and certificate management controls
Use caching (static html content) for the enterprise infrastructure environment (hardware, software, and configuration components) and supported tenants
Support deployment options
Configure self IPs, port lockdown, and network routes
Configure remote logging to Splunk
Adhere to change management processes and procedures
Troubleshoot, configure, upgrade, maintain, and monitor the load balancer network architecture (performance, configurations, traffic flow, application monitoring, CPU capacity/utilization)Analyze network alarms and identify sources
Coordinate with on-site support personnel while troubleshooting
Use enterprise service management tools to initiate, respond, and track service requests
Create reports and analyze performance metrics
Develop processes/procedures and related engineering documentation for troubleshooting and quickly identifying issues
Perform reach back to OEM Vendors to de-conflict operational issues with known operating system bugs and security alerts
Partner with the information security personnel to assess potential exposure to vulnerabilities, identify mitigation plans, and ensure compliance with enterprise security baselines and standards
Evaluate modern technologies to optimize network efficiency and review/provide recommendations to improve the load balancing solution
Inform management in a clear, concise, and timely manner of any customer or technical issues
Be responsive and decisive on adjusting architecture as customer requirements and technology evolves
Bachelors degree or a combination of education and work experience in lieu of degree.
For categories where a Bachelor's degree is required, a Master's degree may be substituted for two (2) years' experience; or a doctoral degree may be substituted for three (3) years' experience.
8+ years of directly related experience
Active TS/SCI clearance
Must meet DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification
Technical support experience and advanced proficiency with protocols, design, configuration, and support of datacenter and campus network infrastructure related to load balancing solutions.
Must have experience configuring and maintaining load balancers, load balancing best practices, and general WAN/LAN network management and monitoring expertise.
In depth knowledge of hardware platforms including engineering design and deployment implementation guidelines.
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