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Load Balancer Engineer

Req #: 245375
Location: Herndon, VA US
Job Category: Engineering
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Job Description

CACI is seeking fully cleared, dynamic technical professionals to join our TETRA program in the Northern, Virginia area.  TETRA is an Enterprise IT Program that supports and protects the IC mission.  The program is a portfolio of hundreds of projects funded by numerous customers providing Engineering and Sustainment services for a Global Information Technology Enterprise.  As a team, we architect, develop, engineer, maintain, and provide continuous sustainment of enterprise level communications in support of the customer’s mission worldwide.  We also provide secure, reliable, and cost effective enterprise class data center hosting services, in which we develop, integrate, and maintain.  Be a part of something greater than yourself and make a lasting impact at CACI.

What You’ll Get to Do:

CACI’s Business and Information Technology Solutions (BITS) Sector is seeking a Load Balancer Engineer who will oversee, support, and coordinate network policy, configuration, and troubleshooting in support of the enterprise Load Balancers.  This position is a technical role with high visibility and is expected to interface with executive leadership and supported tenants.   As a Load Balancer Engineer, you will also support the load balancing network and application requirements, collaborate with government and third-party stakeholders, coordinate with internal support teams, and report status to technical management and leadership.

  Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Providing architecture and/or engineering expertise for new load balancer implementations, cloud environment integrations, project designs, and standards development, as well as onboarding new tenants

  • Providing load balancing administration and/or support for intelligent DNS routing between enterprise locations and/or data centers

  • Planning and implementing upgrades, including installation of new equipment

  • Implementing approved authentication and certificate management controls

  • Utilizing caching (e.g., static html content) for the enterprise infrastructure environment (e.g., hardware, software, and configuration components), and supporting tenants

  • Supporting deployment options

  • Configuring self IPs, port lockdown, and network routes

  • Configuring remote logging to Splunk

  • Adhering to change management processes and procedures

  • Troubleshooting, configuring, upgrading, maintaining, and monitoring the load balancer network architecture (e.g., performance, configurations, traffic flow, application monitoring, CPU capacity, and utilization)

  • Analyzing network alarms and identifying sources

  • Coordinating with on-site support personnel, while troubleshooting

  • Utilizing enterprise service management tools to initiate, respond, and track service requests

  • Creating reports and analyzing performance metrics

  • Developing processes and/or procedures and related engineering documentation for troubleshooting and quickly identifying issues

  • Performing reach back to OEM vendors to de-conflict operational issues with known operating systems bugs and security alerts

  • Partnering with the information security personnel to assess potential exposure to vulnerabilities, identifying mitigation plans, and ensuring compliance with enterprise security baselines and standards

  • Evaluating modern technologies to optimize network efficiency and reviewing and/or providing recommendations to improve the load balancing solution

  • Informing management in a clear, concise, and timely manner of any customer or technical issues

  • Being responsive and decisive on adjusting architecture as customer requirements and technology evolves

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Technical support experience and advanced proficiency with protocols, design, configuration, and support of data center and campus network infrastructure related to load balancing solutions

  • Must possess experience configuring and maintaining load balancers and load balancing best practices

  • Must possess general WAN and LAN network management and monitoring expertise

  • In-depth knowledge of hardware platforms, including engineering design and deployment implementation guidelines

  • Experience with patching and upgrading load balancer equipment

  • In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP protocols

  • Experience building configurations utilizing CLI

  • Understanding of scripting (e.g., PowerShell, Bash and TMSH) and APIs

  • Broad understanding of network infrastructure topologies, security policies, firewalls, and the L2/L3 switch and router infrastructure

  • Results oriented resource with the ability to develop and maintain relationships across the organization based on trust, teamwork, and knowledge

  • Proven ability to resolve related issues and mitigate related risk by negotiating solutions that meet expected results

  • Possess flexibility to operate in a highly dynamic environment, while ensuring a high level of operational effectiveness

  • Must be able to informally diagram and describe solutions utilizing a whiteboard, as well as provide formal as-built diagrams and detailed descriptions in Visio

  • Detail oriented with ability to work well in a team environment

Education & Experience Required:

  • 10 Years of job related experience and High School/GED diploma

  • 8 Years of job related experience and Associates degree

  • 4-7 Years of job related experience and Bachelor’s degree

  • 3 Years of job related experience and Master’s degree

  • 2 Years of job related experience and Doctorate

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and brief comprehensive engineering documentation (e.g., requirements, systems design, interface control documents, security, etc.)

  • Familiarity with cloud services and software defined networking

  • Functional understanding of network L2/L3 switching and routing protocols

  • Functional understanding of diverse set of networked applications and terms requiring application traffic management solutions, including HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, FTP, DNS, NTP, NAT, and others

  • Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, and/or Unix or Linux

  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud technologies

  • Familiarity with DevOps methodology and automation provisioning platforms

  • LDAP and/or PKI experience is a plus

  • Excellent verbal skills and ability to communicate effectively with people who have varying degrees of technical expertise

  • Knowledge and some experience with Service Design Coordination, Service Transition Planning and Support, and Service Release and Deployment Management processes considered is a plus

These Certifications Would Be Nice To Have:

  • Load Balancer

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

  • Higher Cisco certification

Work Hours: Core hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Work Location: Herndon, VA

What We Can Offer You:
- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.



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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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