Senior Load Balancer Engineer in Arlington, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

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We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and thats important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we cant turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Senior Load Balancer Engineer joining our team to support JSP-ETM activities in Arlington, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Sr. Load Balancer Engineer supporting JSP-ETM, you will be trusted to 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. In this role, a typical day will 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
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Bachelors degree or combination or education and experience in lieu of degree

Four (4) years' experience (in addition to minimum experience requirements) may be substituted for a Bachelor's 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.

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  • 5+ 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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For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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