F5 Security Engineer

Full Time

    Job Description

    GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions and minimize risk. By taking a three-tiered, holistic approach for evaluating security posture and ecosystems, GuidePoint enables some of the nation's top organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies, to identify threats, optimize resources and integrate best-fit solutions that mitigate risk.

    GuidePoint Security has an immediate opening for a Network Security Engineer to join our Applications Delivery Team - F5. The successful candidate must have F5 Operations and Engineering experience with multiple F5 solutions in an enterprise environment. Must have experience in data networking, working with application development and security teams and communicating effectively with various departments and technical skill sets within an organization. A strong awareness of web and application Security and data traffic flow control is required.

    We provide mission-focused, end-to-end systems engineering and analytic expertise to enhance operationally deployed systems, guide the acquisition of complex systems under development, and architect systems and technologies of the future. We provide solutions that respond efficiently and effectively to customer requirements by providing our systems engineering disciplines. This approach yields outstanding program execution, which translates directly into mission success.

    Basic Job Description:

    • Participate in the development and support of customer technical requirements
    • Champion a collaborative, team-based environment, sharing standard methodologies and success and building positive relationships
    • Plan, Design, Develop, Implement and Operate F5 products such as LTM, ASM, BIG-IQ and APM
    • Manage the configuration on multiple physical and virtual F5 across multiple data centers
    • Develop scripts and tools to automate configuration of a large number of network security devices distributed across multiple data centers
    • Propose and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the network security infrastructure
    • Applies capacity planning configuration changes as demanded by the business
    • Address performance, scalability, and service architecture administration issues
    • Design, install, configure, maintain network security services, equipment and devices
    • Plan and support network security infrastructure
    • Provide clear technical documentation and written procedures for issues identified and addressed
    • Monitoring and troubleshooting of platform and OS based problems, network security infrastructure and connectivity issues
    • Perform launch testing for new software releases and the introduction of new features
    • Coordinate equipment orders including physical or virtual appliances, as well as upgrading, monitoring, testing and servicing the systems as needed
    • Demonstrates knowledge of a broad range of technology towers i.e.: Storage, Virtualization, Intel, Networking, Data Center Migration and Disaster Recovery
    • Knowledge of risk and controls landscape, ensuring company-wide standards are met
    • Participate in change and incident management
    • Anticipating potential problems and acting to minimize the impact they may have on the project or unit
    • Ability to collaborate with different technology towers to achieve common goals

    Required Skills/Qualifications/Certifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, telecommunications, or an engineering focused field
    • 5+ years of relevant F5 experience with F5 LTM, ASM, BIG-IQ, and/or APM administration and life cycle management including experience with advanced iRule creation and troubleshooting
    • Ability to handle multiple complex F5 configurations and deployments at once
    • Understanding of networking at all layers of the OSI model; and Previous experience with web application technologies
    • Experience deploying, managing, and troubleshooting network systems, switching, and routing protocol standards such as: TCP/IP, MPLS, OSPF, BGP, SDN, and 802.1x.
    • Experience managing and troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, IPAM, and NTP in a large multi-site environment
    • Ability to manage multiple stands of work simultaneously.
    • Executes within a customer-centric environment.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skill Hands on experience with Python and APIs
    • Self-driven with the ability to manage workload without direct supervision
    • Must have the F5 201 certification or obtain the certification within 3 months of hire date.
    • 8570 IAT Level II Certification required (Sec+ or equivalent)

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    Why GuidePoint?

    GuidePoint Security is a rapidly growing, profitable, privately-held value added reseller that focuses exclusively on Information Security. Since its inception in 2011, GuidePoint has grown to over 800 employees, established strategic partnerships with leading security vendors, and serves as a trusted advisor to more than 3,500 customers.

    Firmly-defined core values drive all aspects of the business, which have been paramount to the company's success and establishment of an enjoyable workplace atmosphere. At GuidePoint, your colleagues are knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced and will seek to collaborate and provide mentorship and guidance at every opportunity.

    This is a unique and rare opportunity to grow your career along with one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

    Some added perks....
    • Remote workforce primarily (U.S. based only, some travel may be required for certain positions, working on-site may be required for Federal positions)
    • 100% employer-paid medical premiums (employee only $0 deductible and HSA plans) along with 75% employer-paid family contributions
    • 100% employer-paid dental premiums (employee only) along with 75% employer-paid family contributions
    • 12 corporate holidays and a Flexible Time Off (FTO) program
    • Healthy mobile phone and home internet allowance
    • Eligibility for retirement plan after 2 months at open enrollment
    • Pet Benefit Option