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Dir, Global Solutions Architects- Security



Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

At F5, we strive to bring a better digital world to life. Our teams empower organizations across the globe to create, secure, and run applications that enhance how we experience our evolving digital world. We are passionate about cybersecurity, from protecting consumers from fraud to enabling companies to focus on innovation.

Everything we do centers around people. That means we obsess over how to make the lives of our customers, and their customers, better. And it means we prioritize a diverse F5 community where each individual can thrive.

About the Company:

F5 technologies are at the heart of modern applications that are enabling digital transformation across the globe. We give the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands the ability to securely deliver every app- anywhere—confidently. We work collaboratively in an innovative environment, helping each other succeed. We take immense pride in being trusted advisers to our customers, offering the best solutions for their interests. We would love to talk to you if our mission and culture excite you!

About our job descriptions

When applying for any of the roles in F5, please note, our ideal candidate is not necessarily someone who meets all the posted requirements. In fact, this is just a representation of how we know the job has been done in the past. Reach out, even if you don’t check all the boxes here, but believe you bring your own unique capabilities that can be utilized to ensure the success of the position and the organization.

Director, Global Solutions Architects Job Overview:

The Director, Global Solutions Architects (GSA Dir) position is a technical sales leadership role responsible for leading our Global Solutions Architects in both technical and business-critical customer and product team engagements. The GSA teams are tasked with enabling greater productivity among all Solutions Engineers worldwide. They are aligned to a business segment and support our sales and technology teams in achieving the sales goals (quota).

They bring technical capabilities and intuition for business to guide teams on the most effective approach to better enabling the SE community and guiding impactful feedback to internal Product Teams.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with theater-level sales leadership to develop and execute on sales strategy, technology positioning, and execution priorities.
  • Play the role of evangelist, mentor, inspiring leader, and influencer within and outside of F5 in the Solution Engineering community and the Product Group leaders.
  • Empower directs and Solution Engineers to think beyond the routine.
  • Coach, mentor, and guide the team in achieving their goals.
  • Hold yourself and the team to the highest standards of conduct.
  • Hire, onboard, develop, and retain a strong, diverse, and inclusive team that truly represents the F5 culture.

How you’ll do it

  • Identify and Assess technical and soft skill requirements of the global SE team and provide opportunities, resources, and guidance to build and develop their capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain strategic business engagement plans in partnership with internal product, field sales enablement teams, customers, and partners.
  • Efficiently prioritize resources to support business needs
  • Effectively partner with theater sales leaders to identify new Sales strategies and market opportunities
  • Involve and engage with the key product leaders to develop technical sales enablement strategies
  • Participate in vetting new offers via the Product Lifecycle Management process

What you’ll bring?

  • Outstanding presentation skills, articulating sophisticated technological concepts
  • Experience in a role that requires project management and consultative skills, a plus
  • 10-15 years of relevant industry experience
  • Familiarity with the F5 product suite is a big plus
  • BS or BA degree or equivalent work experience

What you’ll get?

  • This role is primarily based out of North America (with the flexibility to work remotely), reporting to the WW VP of Solutions Engineering.
  • While we encourage remote/virtual meetings, the nature of the role could require travel up to 50% of the time and working across time zones when it becomes safe to travel, post current COVID situation.
  • Career growth and development are available at every stage of your career.
  • Competitive pay, family-friendly benefits, and cool perks
  • Culture of giving back, strong diversity and inclusion interest groups



The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.

The annual U.S. base pay range for this position is: $204,480.00 - $306,720.00

F5 maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, geographic locations, and market conditions, as well as to reflect F5’s differing products, industries, and lines of business. The pay range referenced is as of the time of the job posting and is subject to change.

You may also be offered incentive compensation, bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. More details about F5’s benefits can be found at the following link: F5 reserves the right to change or terminate any benefit plan without notice.

Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with or auto email notification from Yello/Workday (ending with or

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