People Matter

Product Manager III



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 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 Product Management team in F5 Technology Services is responsible for creating and driving the strategy for how we serve vital functions within F5, such as sales, marketing, finance, legal and HR. The mission of Technology Services is to create a more responsive, nimble and agile F5, supporting internal and external customer needs.

As Product Manager, you will bring thought leadership to your area and stakeholder management skills. You will work collaboratively, driving strategic alignment across the organization, and have the ability to communicate effectively to both internal and external audiences. You will develop roadmaps and requirements using a balance of future vision, near-term opportunities, user requirements, business insight, and management of day-to-day product issues. The position is dynamic, and you should be comfortable with ambiguity, a fast-pace and frequent context switching. Areas of assignment are flexible to accommodate evolving business needs.

What You’ll Do

  • Execute upon a coherent, results-focused vision and roadmap with your team based on user discovery, data and financial analysis, stakeholder discussions, F5 business dynamics and industry trends

  • Evangelize and gain alignment on your vision and road map with senior stakeholders across the company – up to and including the VP and Director level – and manage their expectations with clear, consistent communication

  • Rally delivery teams around clear, stable priorities focused on product goals and user needs, driving timely tradeoff decisions when needed

  • Build business cases for requested initiatives, articulating quantifiable business outcomes and return on investment and success metrics

  • Focus your team’s efforts on driving concrete business benefit – ensuring user experience is solid, driving successful adoption of solutions with end users, and tracking usage and performance to gauge business impact

  • Work constructively as a member of the broader product management team to rationalize priorities across workstreams

  • Responsible for upholding F5’s Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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.

What You’ll Bring

  • Extensive experience as a product manager in an Agile development environment

  • Proven ability to execute upon a coherent product strategy for a complex or highly technical functional area

  • Track record of crafting and driving product results, ideally for products with high visibility and/or significant financial impact

  • Strong customer orientation with the ability to listen, prioritize and champion key initiatives and projects for product development

  • Strong data orientation with proven track record of digging deep into data and using it to drive decisions

  • Strong financial acumen, including ability to structure basic business cases

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to articulate complex technology and business opportunities clearly

  • Proven ability to construct professional and productive relationships, especially with more senior colleagues, even when there’s a need to deliver tough messages

  • Strong leadership, negotiation & persuasion skills

  • Ability to learn our products quickly


  • 4+ years of experience in Agile software product management, preferably on solutions supporting sales, finance, or other internal support functions

  • 5+ years of experience working with a diverse set of partners such as sales, engineering, legal, customer success, data science, marketing etc.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or related field, MBA a plus

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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Equal Employment Opportunity