People Matter

Principal Engineer



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 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 Team

Career opportunity. Expand F5 into India to complete our world-wide reach.

The XC Business Unit at F5 is looking for an outstanding and experienced Engineer to develop solutions on our Distributed Cloud Platform. On our team, you will have a major hand in the design and development of the data path modules of our distributed cloud offering, to deliver secure, fast and reliable solutions to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

Position Summary

The Distributed Cloud Team is looking for a technically strong Engineer who can work on our data path solutions in the lifecycle development of a multi cloud distributed platform. Having a background in data path of a load balancer product is mandatory. Experience with Cloud services, Orchestration, Security is highly valuable.


  • Effectively lead data path areas of the XC product line

  • Understand the distributed systems deeply and design scalable solutions

  • Technically lead the implementation of major system components

  • Document software designs via functional specifications and other design documents

  • Proactively identifying and resolving key technical issues

  • Work on performance improvements across the platform

  • Investigate and propose solutions for the security vulnerabilities of Distributed Cloud platform and third-party packages used by the platform

  • Serve as a source of technical expertise to the product team and be a mentor for junior staff members

  • Keep abreast of new technologies, potential business partners

  • Efficiently communicate/collaborate internally at F5

  • Conduct presentations both internally and externally - this includes technical and non-technical colleagues and customers

  • Recommend and maintain technical design methodologies, processes and standards


  • Minimum of fifteen years of significant software development and engineering experience.

  • Ten or more years designing, implementing and evangelizing large scale distributed systems

  • Prior experience with cloud technology and networking, load balancers, routing platforms, control plane, SDN, Docker, Kubernetes, public cloud (Azure, AWS) etc.

  • Experience with any commercial load balancer

  • Architectural skills and ability to deep dive into technical challenges

  • Aptitude for solving complex problems and attitude of transcending new/classic technology preferences in favour of finding right solutions for our customers

  • Specialist in various software architectures such as distributed systems and microservices

  • Strong engineering and design skills, with solid understanding of real-time high performance, scalable and distributed systems

  • Good communication, presentation skills and ability to work well in a development team

  • Proven experience driving complex SW development and test efforts in small and fast paced organizations, with an understanding of the trade-offs that must be made to ensure timeliness and quality.

  • Strong SW engineering and design skills with an eye for detail

  • Passion for learning new technologies, and a track record of doing so

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.

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