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F5 Engineer

Avacend, Inc.

F5 Engineer

Roanoke, TX
  • Responsibilities


    Load Balancer Engineer


    Load Balancer:

    • 3-5 years experience with F5 and A10 load balancers, including configuration, troubleshooting, software upgrades, testing new features/software, and creating MOPs. Note: Most projects will be with F5, therefore more experience with F5 is required.

    • F5 hardware experience and knowledge needed on the following platforms/virtual:

    Physical hardware: 10200, 2400, and 10350. Most of these devices use vCMP functionality. BIG IQ 7000 (F5 management tool)

    Virtual: BIG IQ VE, BIG IP VE Good and Better options for LTM, GTM/DNS, and FW. We are doing a lot of projects in VCP for BIG IP LTM, GTM/DNS and FW.

    Management tool: BIG IQ

    • A10 hardware experience:

    Physical hardware: TH5430, TH3030, AX3000.

    Virtual: We don't have A10 in VCP environment yet but might start testing in 2018.

    Management tool: There is a Horizon management tool we are also looking to test.


    • Experience with F5 BIG IQ management tool and REST API.

    • Heavy experience with VCP - Openstack environments and instantiating virtual F5 LTM, GTM/DNS and FW

    • Heavy experience with creating Heat, YAML, and Ansible templates to instantiate virtual machines in Openstack environment.

    • Experience with orchestration in VCP environment.

    • Some programming ability to create scripts in Bash and Phython (but not limited to these languages.). This will be mainly to help automation upgrade steps (pre/post checks), audits on configurations, and other future automation.

    Types of Projects:

    • Projects will be more focused on working with application, design, and other MTCE teams to configure and test load balancers in application flow. For most projects they will need to help create documentation/MOPs for load balancer (or GTM or FW) configuration and support the FOA (first office application - maintenance window).

    • VCP configuration and testing. This will be most of the projects since many applications are starting to test and migrate to VCP.

    • Hardware projects: We are not installing any new hardware. However, there will be some lab projects to make configuration changes or upgrade existing hardware.

    • Testing new software or patch releases, which includes creating MOPs and supporting FOA for software rollout.

    • Other types of projects will be lab support for configurations and testing, working with NNO engineering teams for projects on BIG IQ or other management tools.


    8am - 5pm Local

    Some night or weekend work may be required

    Required Skills Required Experience