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Software Engineer II



Software Engineering
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 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.

Position Summary
The F5 SET team is looking for talented software engineer to bring passion, creativity and energy to solving customer problems and delivering innovative solutions, leveraging modern architectures and development practices. In the role, you will have the opportunity to work with talented architects, hardware development engineers, software engineers to validate and promote the overall quality of F5 platforms. This position will provide you to own and drive all related aspects of testing and debugging networking equipment from the initial prototype through the later production phases. Working as a part of a larger global team, you will have the opportunity to work with the latest in cloud technology and hardware. We value ownership and accountability as well as collaboration and support of our teammates in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive design, implementation, and quality of major components of the product, adhering to quality standards, engineering best practices and team level standards of quality and completeness.

  • Responsible for understanding your components and work in its end-to-end customer context.

  • Collaborate closely with your agile team, under the guidance of the architect and manager to solve problems and drive solutions.

  • Implement automated and manual test cases to ensure maximum test coverage for platforms and features under test.

  • Define the test strategy and plan best suited for a given platform feature.

  • Work effectively both within a team and cross-functional teams to drive identification and resolution of issues efficiently.

  • Utilize your software design, analysis and programming skills to develop innovative automated test cases and tools to ensure maximum test coverage.

  • Understand the quality life cycle to include: test planning, test case definition, test case development, test execution, defect analysis and reporting.

  • Effective bug reporting and documenting with ownership driven approach in throughout bug life cycle process.

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of software development process, demonstrated proficiency in designing test cases and contributing to effective test planning.

  • Execute automated and manual tests on platform software at each stage of the prototype phases and strong analytical skills that can determine root cause when a failure occurs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of software and system testing, with a minimum of 3 years test automation experience.

  • Proficiency in Python Scripting and Object-Oriented Programming Concepts.

  • Minimum of 3 years test automation experience with python is required.

  • Experience in developing, setting up and working with complex test automation framework for parallel test execution on multiple platforms.

  • Knowledge on hardware clustering, High Availability systems.

  • Strong understanding on Linux Operating system concepts and file systems.

  • Willingness and ability to learn and adopt new programming languages and environments.

  • Knowledge on containerization technologies like Dockers and Kubernetes

  • Working experience in Agile based software delivery models.

  • Exposure to CI/CD tools is a plus. Preferably GIT CI/CD pipelines.

  • Advanced level of networking is preferable.

  • Knowledge of L2 protocols ARP, VLAN, QinQ, trunks, XSTP, LACP, LLDP and other protocols like SNMP, LDAP.

  • Knowledge of IP networking: routing, switching, and network standards from layer 1 on up through the transport and application layers.

  • Able to troubleshoot network issues on layer2, layer3 and layer4 of OSI model

  • Experience working with platform hardware at a low-level a plus

  • Creative and innovative problem-solving skills.

  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.


Typically requires a minimum of 3 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree with equivalent work experience.

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