Technica Corporation

Application Delivery / Load Balancing Engineer

Job Locations US-AL-Redstone Arsenal
ID
2022-1887
Type
Regular Full-Time
Clearance
TS/SCI
Telework Option
No
Telework Schedule
Ad-Hoc

Overview

About Technica: 

At Technica Corporation, our goal is to provide exceptional professional services and innovative technology solutions that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations. We specialize in a wide range of advanced information technology solutions from Systems Engineering to Information Assurance, and from Software Development to Product Solutions. From our locations across the DC Metro area, we provide technological subject matter expertise, program management and business process knowledge as a trusted advisor in support of our Department of Defense and other Federal Agency customers.

 

Technica Corporation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment in accordance with the vaccine mandate set forth in Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidelines. Exceptions to the vaccine mandate are permitted in limited circumstances where the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation. Technica will consider requests for medical or religious accommodations to the vaccine mandate during the recruiting process.

Responsibilities

Technica Corporation is seeking a highly motivated  Application Delivery Load Balancing Engineer to support our team in Huntsville, AL.  The candidates will be part of a Network Engineering team for our Federal customer, providing Application Delivery and Load Balancing Engineering support services for a network transport infrastructure consisting of unclassified, classified, and top-secret networks. The team ensures the availability of a reliable/robust network transport infrastructure that provides data protection for information delivered across strategic, operational and tactical boundaries.

 

The candidate will be responsible for Application Delivery and Load Balancing Engineer support services, providing high-level network engineering and network transport integration support services for network development/design, defining the network architecture, network transport technology testing and evaluation, and network implementation/integration of new IT services or modifications of existing services for all network transport enclaves.

 

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, design, implement and maintain the network’s Load Balancer infrastructure. Inspect data packets and TCP, IP flow in network and application flow.
  • Design and maintain telecommunication projects according to the telecommunications road map.
  • Capable of locating and resolving capacity and performance issues and make the sure the uninterrupted operation of data telecommunications systems.
  • Resolve any load balancing related issues and mitigate F5 related risk by providing solutions. 
  • Keep track of the emerging products, services and protocols in support of telecommunications equipment procurement.
  • Configure and maintain F5 Load Balancers, load balancing best practices and WAN/LAN network management.
  • Upgrade network operating systems software and hardware as per the management requirements and  provide inputs into security technology plan while ensuring that the plans are integrated effectively with the other aspects of the technical infrastructure.
  • Provide all the necessary support for large scale infrastructure migrations and baseline reviews.
  • Technical support and expertise for operations and administration of all the F5 Load balancers used within the enterprise in order to provide reliable delivery of the FBI's most critical applications
  • Provide mission and business application/tool development, integration, and maintenance
  • Focus on designing, developing, integrating, and maintaining applications, tools, services, and other software in order to improve business and mission capabilities and improve application effectiveness. Services include, but are not limited to, implementing enterprise applications services to raise intelligence product quality and expand information sharing; adding, modifying, deleting functionality based on customer requirements; integrating new application architectures; upgrading and depreciating software and support tools as newer versions are released; improving application and tool quality and performance; and migrating legacy applications and tools to enterprise applications and tools to the maximum extent possible
  • Provide support to integrate native cloud infrastructure with IC Cloud Infrastructure as a
  • Service (IaaS) capabilities (including contract cloud services), and the delivery and management of Government-specific IaaS to the users to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the user is able to deploy and run mission specific software, including operating systems and applications.
  • End to End support for critical Alert Delivery Applications and Mobile application in production cloud environment
  • Deployment of applications, upgrades and changes to platform capacity
  • Responsible for maximizing system uptime and availability, ensuring functional and performance SLAs
  • Responsible for establishing end-to-end monitoring and alerting on Mobile and Delivery Applications to ensure SLAs and get proactive notifications of possible issues for all systems
  • Development of an automation program for applications in Delivery and Mobile Creation of playbooks to run when responding to alerts or incidents
  • Initiate and lead scripting and automation to streamline system updates and upgrades
  • Work with cloud operations team to resolve trouble tickets, developing and running scripts, and troubleshooting in a hosted environment
  • Planning for disaster recovery and capacity growth.
  • Works closely with cloud engineering team on product deployment models, testing and escalations.
  • Develop and contribute network engineering change input for new architecture to the operational environment on both unclassified and classified networks. Tasks include developing network designs and diagrams for the configuration of network equipment (such as routers and switches) and related software, primarily in a Cisco-based environment.
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of technical documents including requirements analyses, design documents, manuals, fielding documents, and preparing contract deliverables and reports; assisting in preparation of presentation graphics.
  • Oversee the designing, developing, integrating, and maintaining of applications, tools, services, and other software in order to improve business and mission capabilities and improve application effectiveness.

Requirements

  • Active TS clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Bachelor’s degree in technology related field or 2 year’s equivalent experience or subject matter expertise in network engineering
  • Network certifications such as: CCNA CCNP, CCISP, F5-CTS, F5- CSE.
  • Subject matter expertise in Load Balancing platforms, possess a working knowledge of switches, routers, and firewall concepts.
  • Working knowledge of VMware; VM management and provisioning; Vblock technology a plus
  • History of understanding, supporting, and troubleshooting application level systems, communications and performance issues in cloud in a multi-tiered architecture
  • Understanding of Microsoft security concepts and Automate regular patches
  • Understand of storage and its relationship to application performance and application management
  • Experience with Application Monitoring (APM), metrics and reporting
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytics skills
  • 2 years of relevant information technology/telecom network experience in classified and unclassified environments (DOD and/or Intelligence Community preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of network engineers
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired

  • Knowledge of Cisco and Juniper Network Transport Routers and Switches and Identity Service Engine (ISE) appliances, Network Firewalls, Type 1 encryptors, WAN optimization devices, Load Balancers, HP, TACLANES, , Remedy ITSM technologies, and VMware
  • Advanced network certifications such as: CCIE, JNCIE
  • Knowledge of Agile management practices
  • Experience supporting a large enterprise environment

Certifications

  • Network certifications such as: CCNA CCNP, CCISP, F5-CTS, F5- CSE.

EEO

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is Technica's policy to affirmatively support Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for all qualified individuals without regard to color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, age, race, disability, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy covers all aspects of the employment relationship including recruiting, hiring, compensation, assignment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, employment longevity, retirement, employee benefits and termination.

Technica's EEO philosophy promotes equal employment opportunity throughout the organization. Any form of unlawful employee harassment based on the above mentioned characteristics is prohibited. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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