Location: NC - Raleigh - With up to 2 days remote/week
Job Description: Senior; IT Technology Professional Specialist
Our Client is seeking a Qualified Network Administrator resource to augment the Network team and work with application owners to administer and troubleshoot load balance technologies such as F5 and Citrix on various projects. This resource will be responsible for identifying new and emerging technology to support strategic planning initiatives required to meet business needs. The selected candidate should also be experienced with hosting SSL certificates on Citrix NetScaler and other load balancer platforms. Candidate should be able to design and maintain complex network architectures. We are looking for a team player that can exercise independent judgement with minimal direction from supervisor.
This individual will conduct assessments, evaluations, selections, site surveys, requirements analysis and definition, technology prototyping, and cost analyses related to information technology.
Note: Resource must be available to work onsite, willing to work on-call and weekends (will get called) at client facility in Raleigh, NC. With up to 2 days remote
10+ years IT experience required, minimum 5 years in Load Balancing technology and DNS
Interacts with multiple internal application teams to create customized load balancing solutions
Extensive knowledge of Load balancing technology including algorithms and health check options
Extensive knowledge and experience with hosting SSL certificates on Citrix NetScaler and F5 platforms
Extensive knowledge of Citrix NetScaler VIP configuration with health check
Knowledge and experience with Citrix NetScaler responder policy configuration
Knowledge and experience with Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway configurations
Knowledge and experience with Citrix NetScaler content switching configurations
Working knowledge of emerging and current information technologies such as:
Data capture and dissemination Automatic identification/location Voice processing
Imaging Multimedia Smart cards
Artificial intelligence Information highway Networking
Data & voice communications Call processing systems Telephone systems
Circuit switching Cellular telephones Radio systems
High level troubleshooting of network and application issues
DNS, ADC, and CDN WAF administration
Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
Citrix application configuration, integration, and administration expertise
Experience with F5 load balancer administration
Strong understanding of TLS1.2+ and SSL Encryption
Knowledge of TCP, understanding network and application traffic flows
Experience in load balancing techniques including detailed health checking, detailed rewrites and responder policies, Citrix gateway, AAA auth, WAF, OTP and balancing algorithms
Ability to troubleshoot basic network issues including IPv6.
Proven ability to multi-task
Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
Manages time effectively
Creative thinking skills
Ability to maintain effective communication and working relationships with co-workers
Experience with APIs, scripting, and Splunk data flows
Strong understanding of understanding of GSLB, HTTP compression/caching, and DNS
Proficient with application layer protocols – HTTP, SSH, SSL, etc.
10+ years of professional experience and a Bachelor of Arts/Science or equivalent degree in computer science or related area of study; without a degree, three additional years of relevant professional experience.
Demonstrate strong knowledge in at least three major technology areas.
Technical expertise is sought after and provided to several projects/accounts.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of assigned technology and discipline area.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of corporate organization and policies.
Advanced level business, technical, or functional knowledge.
Desired Job Qualification:
Master’s Degree in information systems, business, computer science, or related field.
Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust Clearance
Pass both a client mandated clearance process to include drug screening, criminal history check and credit check.
Once candidate’s resume is approved and interview passed, the agency is responsible for providing drug screening. Failure to submit the drug screening results will delay the security clearance process.
If a candidate is given an interim clearance, continuation of employment is then based on the candidate receiving a sensitive clearance.
All candidates must be a US Citizen, or have permanent residence status (Green Card).
Candidate must have lived in the United States for the past 5 years.
Cannot have more than 6 months travel outside the United States within the last five years. Military Service excluded. (Exception does not include military family members.)