People Matter

Senior Commodity Quality Engineer



Quality Assurance
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, November 17, 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.


The Senior Commodity Quality Engineer position is a member of the Commodity Quality Assurance Team and will be located in Spokane, WA, USA in office or Guadalajara, MX in office, however remote consideration may be given for the appropriate candidate. The Senior Commodity Quality Engineer is recognized as an expert in the principles and application of quality assurance and compliance in the field of supplier quality management. In this role, you will ensure suppliers and their commodities meet F5 requirements.


As a member of the Commodity Quality team, you will perform supplier quality engineering activities for a family of commodities from Product Development through End-of-Life.

You will work closely with cross functional teams, including Product Development, sourcing & supply chain, Global Services Logistics, and manufacturing quality team to meet F5’s Supplier Management Strategy. You have the ability to identify risks related to commodity, supplier, design, and manufacturing.

  • Support F5’s end-to-end supply chain system.

  • Participate in establishing a Commodity & Supplier Quality Assurance System which ensures suppliers have developed and executed product / process quality plans to insure compliance of product to all established specifications.

  • Directly interfacing with suppliers to F5 and support manufacturing partners supplier quality teams.

  • Review and approve new part and supplier additions by assuring that suppliers and parts have been properly validated and qualified.

  • Implement metrics to drive continuous improvement, provide feedback and report the status of supplier product performance.

  • Conduct data analysis to assess supplier performance and risk.

  • Prepare and present supplier performance during quarterly business reviews.


  • A strong understanding of quality management system and quality principles is expected.

  • Demonstrated ability to strategically organize and complete projects, objectives and tasks.

  • Strong leadership, problem solving, and written/verbal communication skills are required.

  • The candidate must have a track record that demonstrates he/she: 1) is a highly motivated team player; 2) consistently meets his/her commitments; 3) success at building positive, productive relationships; and 4) has the ability to motivate and inspire change;

  • Help represent Quality on cross-functional working teams, applying strong communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet quality, accuracy, and timeliness objectives.

  • Demonstrated capability of applying risk management concepts and tools.

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) is required. Experience in Agile PLM, Microsoft Visio, Tableau, SQL, and JMP is a plus.

  • Some experience with quality metrics, dashboards, analysis, and improvement programs.

  • Experience leading and working with globally diverse and mutli-cultural teams.

  • Experience conducting onsite and remote supplier audits.

  • Domestic and International travel. Travel required is approximately 20 - 30%. Travel may be for weeks at a time.


  • A minimum of 10 years in a Quality Engineering or Manufacturing Process Engineering role for a Technology company which designs and building systems and printed circuit assemblies.

  • A minimum of 5 years working in a Supplier Quality role.

  • Working with multiple contract manufacturers to manage and improve supplier commodity quality.

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline. Master’s Degree is a plus.

  • ASQ certification and expertise with quality tools such as DFx, DoE, FMEA, SPC, CPk, and measurement systems analysis, Six Sigma & ISO 9000 is desired.

  • Well-developed teamwork and collaboration skills and ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing in English.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) is required.


  • If onsite must travel to the office for F5 corporate required number of days.

  • Duties are performed in a normal 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 working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).

  • Domestic and International travel. Travel required is approximately 20 - 30%. Travel may be for weeks at a time.

Our Values

At F5, we live and breathe our core values, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Customer Dedication, Profitable Growth, Innovation, Employee Success, and Diversity. We help each other achieve our goals, value the diversity of ideas different backgrounds can bring, emphasize teamwork over rock-stars, work hard and most of all have fun.

We offer work/life integration programs like Freedom to Flex, dynamic employee inclusion groups, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition assistance for professional development, a comprehensive mentoring program, rewards/recognition, and so much more. At F5, we truly do help each other thrive and it shows: F5 has been named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine for the past two years.

And this dedication to living our culture doesn’t just exist within our offices; it extends into our communities through Global Good initiatives such as employee matching, volunteer opportunities, and the F5 Foundation. Our employees are passionate about making a difference in the world.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become part of a company that’s on the forefront of transformation. And because we know that a more diverse F5 is a more powerful F5, we’re looking for smart, passionate, determined individuals to join us. If you make thoughtful decisions quickly, obsess over your customers’ needs, take ownership of your work (the mistakes as well as the successes), and embrace different perspectives by putting the human first, then we want to talk to you.



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: $117,234.00 - $175,852.00

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.

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