Network Engineer - Load Balancing

PlayStation, San Diego, CA

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Network Engineer
San Diego, CA

The Network Engineer has responsibility for the maintenance, administration and advanced troubleshooting of all in-house environments that support and drive the various business web applications, with particular emphasis on NGINX and f5 Load Balancers.  The Network Engineer is expected to build-out these environments end-to-end from the application support perspective, working closely with developers to ensure the required infrastructure is in place for proper deployment and configuration.  General responsibilities include any requirements regarding the routing of application-driven environments, from day to day administration to planning and management, as well as other duties as assigned.

  • Plan, design, and build robust load balancing/application routing implementations to support the evolution of the code-base from development, through QA and performance testing, and eventually into production.
  • Ensure reliable and solid configuration of both internal and externally facing AWS and On-Prem environments.
  • Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing processes.
  • Confer with personnel of business units to analyze and document current operational procedures, identify problems, and learn specific application requirements.
  • Write detailed descriptions of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify application installations and configurations.
  • Provide timelines for specific tasks assigned.
  • Study existing information processing systems to evaluate effectiveness, and develop new systems to improve production or workflow as required.
  • Prepare workflow and application flow diagrams that specify the operations performed by the applications running on specified systems.
  • Conduct studies pertaining to development of new information systems to meet current and projected needs
  • Keep track of software patches and upgrades and schedule necessary maintenance to resolve any vulnerability found within the application core
  • Update application and system configuration documentation as necessary relative to the Application Engineer’s responsibilities.
  • Assist developers in resolving work problems related to project specifications and/or application deployment/configuration.
  • Prepare time and cost estimates for completing projects.
  • Coordinate work of others to develop, test, install, and modify applications.
  • Provide end-user support as required.
  • Participation in a 24x7 rotational on-call coverage as part of the proactive, production support role


  • An advanced level understanding of Load Balancing in both physical and cloud environments is required
  • Minimum of 5 years supporting medium to large scale production web environments running in AWS and On Prem Data Centers
  • Mid-senior level experience with NGINX Plus and f5 LTM/GTM/AFM and VIPRION is required
  • Experience supporting highly available web applications is required
  • At least 5 years hands-on Red Hat Linux experience is required
  • Exceptional scripting skills (shell, iRule/TCL, LUA, python) is required
  • Experience working with version control systems such as Git is required
  • Experience writing iRules and LUA scripts is highly preferred
  • Experience with Tomcat 6.x or 7.x is preferred
  • Experience with AppViewX ADC+ is preferred
  • Experience tuning systems for optimal performance is a plus
  • Experience working in an Agile environment is a plus
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to perform multiple tasks at a high level
  • Able to meet timelines and work under pressure
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills
  • Exceptional team work as well as being able to work under own initiative

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