People Matter

Service Delivery Manager



Liberty Lake, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 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.

You'll become an integral member of our Support team, leading the relationship within F5 and between the customer’s operational and leadership groups. The Services Delivery Manager is encouraged to continually develop and strengthen the relationships held to increase long-term partnerships through pro-active and personable interactions. We consider you as a leader within our teams and coordinate recourses for a world class customer experience!

What will you do?

Establish Customer Loyalty:

  • Be accountable for operational results of F5, particularly Customer Satisfaction, renewal and additional sales success.

  • Work in partnership with the customer to develop and drive customer service improvement plans.

  • Review and report any service delivery failures or customer issues.

  • Ensure high customer satisfaction on all support related interactions by developing the team to the processes and standards outlined in our Quality Management System.

  • Schedule customer maintenances and ensure appropriate quality checks have been completed.

Communication Excellence:

  • Handle customer interaction by coordinating communication internally and externally with various partners, advising issues to resolution.

  • Translate engineering deliverables into executive communication and lead situations when they go off track.

  • Run executive updates, post incident follow-up, internal and external communication professionally instilling confidence and account control.

Leadership & Teamwork:

  • Effectively deliver Enhanced Services with Consulting and/or the Account Management work you're doing with terrific customer service.

  • Have a growth mindset across how we work, how we help our customers. Bring innovation to the table day in / day out.

  • Lead deployment and post-deployment relationship of Enhanced Services partnering with customers and potential partners.

  • Be a point person for the customer and account team on items related to Support.

  • Coordinate and chair weekly/monthly/quarterly service delivery meetings.

  • Lead indirect reports in a dynamic and focused way.

Demonstrate Innovation to Deliver Results:

  • Analyze data to develop a Service Delivery Plan for each customer to ensure outcomes are measurable.

  • Deliver and lead key metrics and tasks which improve and deliver stability for customers as well as leading standard methodology efforts within the same environments.

  • Ensure appropriate documentation is in place for specific support requirements.

  • Analyze data including service delivery failures and produce incident reports when required to make recommendations for improvement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Provide effective communication and negotiations skills at all levels, from front line engineers to executive level along with influencing others.

  • Show good judgment to put the customer first.

  • Lead sophisticated enterprise customer situations relating to Support and System availability.

  • Experience with case management ticketing systems, workforce management programs a plus.

  • Knowledge of common support center metrics and ability to lead teams to key performance indicators.

How do you qualify?

  • Showcase at least 8 years of management background in a customer service role

  • Hold a BA/BS or equivalent

  • Experience in a technical support role a plus

Other helpful attributes:

  • Spanish speaking preferred

  • Global mindset a must.

  • Ability to address both immediate operational actions and strategic collaboration opportunities in line with our policies and QMS.

  • Understanding of IT industry working practices / methodologies; an ITIL foundation certification desirable

  • Deep understanding of Project Management – a PMP Certification is desired

  • Ability to work in a matrix-managed environment across local, regional, and global offices.

  • Commercial and eye for business is an asset.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Duties are performed in a normal office or home office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table.

  • Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.

  • Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).

  • Duties require the ability to travel locally up to 60% via automobile and approximately 10% overnight travel, and may require being on call periodically and working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).

Background Screening

This role involves customer facing engagements and may be subject to additional background check requirements per customer requests. All screenings and results will be subject to applicable law and F5 policies, and may be used to determine work assignment or further employment eligibility.

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: $107,754.00 - $161,632.00

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

Equal Employment Opportunity