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Networking / Web Engineer
Ref No.: 17-00761
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/24/2017
Our client is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

Enterprise Infrastructure (EI)
Enterprise Infrastructure (EI) is the global technology group that delivers the software and hardware technology solutions that make our businesses run. The team manages the production, operations, and engineering of our data centers, voice and data networking solutions, wireless technologies, server and database operations, desktops, servers and mainframes.

Within Enterprise Infrastructure, the Enterprise Computing team is seeking a skilled load-balancer engineer. This team engineers, integrates and hosts managed hardware and software load-balancing infrastructure on which thousands of applications delivered to both internal and external clients. The role principally involves acting as a subject matter expert for network load-balancing on F5 and A10 platforms, engineering the load-balancer plant and its related tooling and automations. A successful applicant will be involved with our drive toward more agile infrastructure, engineering scalable application delivery solutions for our cloud-like hosting platform services both in the public and private arenas. This role involves building and maintaining relationships with business unit-facing technical groups utilising the team's products, providing consultancy to them and helping to engineer products and solutions that help meet their needs.

Responsibilities
- Creating & integrating self-service automation tools with load-balancer infrastructure
- Engineering reusable load-balancer configurations, including advanced irule/aflex rule scripting
- Assessing new technologies and vendors for potential future adoption
- Testing & certification of new products and product versions
- Interfacing with key internal customers to help produce solutions that meet business requirements
- Peering with infrastructure engineering teams to help integrate dependent services
- Acting as an escalation point for our operations team, helping to troubleshoot issues at network through application layers *LI-JB2

Qualifications
Required Skills
- Experience with hardware load-balancing technologies, particularly F5 LTM/GTM and/or A10 platforms
- Experience in network architecture & design
- Scripting proficiency with Perl/Python, Unix Shell scripts, Javascript, TCL
- Knowledge of template engines such as Freemarker and Template Toolkit
- Understanding of network protocols such as 802.1Q, ARP, HSRP/VRRP, LACP and particularly TCP/IP at its various layers
- Working knowledge of routing and dynamic protocols such as BGP or OSPF
- Fundamental understanding of Linux/Unix and Windows operating systems
- An understanding of object-oriented programming concepts
- Experience with integrating enterprise infrastructure tooling
- Basic knowledge of common L7 protocols like HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/FIX/DNS/LDAP