DTRA - F5 Network Engineer - Sr.

US-VA-Ft. Belvoir
Job ID
# of Openings
Clearance Requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Sec+ (or CISSP)
Experience Level
8570 Compliant


SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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  • The Senior F5 engineer has the responsibility to design and build out technological solutions to support DTRA’s in house application availability and external reachability requirement. 
  • The Engineer will work directly with customers to determine requirements for site-to-site redundancy and build out solutions to account for these needs, including failover automation, notification, adequate sizing of real server pools, etc. 
  • The F5 engineer will work with SharePoint and other application owners to develop an external portal utilizing the F5 APM module, meeting requirements for ease of access, while maintaining 2 factor authentication requirements.



 Position is supporting network Design/Build for a multi-discipline engineering team and requires:

  • Advanced level understanding of Load Balancing using the F5 BigIP suite of toolsets, Specifically the APM, LTM, and GTM modules
  • Experience developing infrastructure to support highly available web applications
  • Advanced level understanding of Network Engineering and security considerations as they apply to load balancing and constrained delegation functionality
  • Experience developing or using community created iRules to support functionality not native to the existing modules
  • Experience working with the F5 virtual appliance, vs. a physical deployment
  • Professional level certification from CISCO, Juniper, or F5
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, to be able to effectively document solutions and obtain requirements from customers

Other Prefrered Skills

  • Palo Alto next generation firewall experience
  • Active Directory authentication experience, to assist in development and troubleshooting the APM based portal
  • L2/L3 network engineering expertise, specifically using Cisco products
  • Exceptional Scripting skills (shell, iRule/TCL, LUA, python)
  • Able to perform tasks within strict timelines with little or no oversight
  • Experience with Cloud providers/technologies


Bachelor's or equivalent experience.



SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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