People Matter




Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 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.

F5’s BIGIP Next platform has innovated a consistent, cloud-native environment that can be deployed across multiple public clouds, on-prem hardware devices and F5’s distributed cloud platform.

About the position:

BIGIP Next team is looking for an Architect with experience in building multi-cloud and edge solutions at scale. You will lead and contribute to the design, implementation, and automation of secure-by-default solutions for F5’s platform that is used to deploy global, scalable, and secure applications. The Control System Group builds the Next Generation BIG-IP infrastructure, we are solving complex problems around scalability, APIs, data persistence, high-availability, and telemetry.

You will:

  • Work closely with product management and development teams to ensure software and product architectures are developed in line with the vision and future direction of company.
  • Drive projects and the workflow of teams, serving as mentor to all engineering levels.
  • Partner with management on driving product timelines.
  • Participate on cross-functional design projects, serving as consultant to management in long-range company planning concerning new or projected areas of technological research/advancement.
  • Generate and promotes new theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies within a specialty area.
  • Present in both internal and external settings on product functionality and technical advancements. Projects long term technical direction and influences product roadmap.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating, identifying, and developing software solutions.
  • Leading software development projects.
  • Documenting and recording every aspect of an application or software.
  • Training and overseeing the activities of the members of the development team.
  • Planning, tracking and scheduling software deliverables.
  • Locating and directing solutions for critical challenges involving software and hardware interface.
  • Looking for problems within software systems and driving issues to resolution.
  • Developing good working relationships with other employees, such as Marketing Managers, Product Managers, Programmers and Engineers.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant, work-related experience as a software architect
  • Excellent coding skills in Go, C/C++, or similar
  • Mastery of standard data structures and algorithms, analyzing run-time complexities, etc. is required.
  • Must have strong background in networking technologies & protocols like IP, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP etc.
  • Experience working in a container orchestration environment is needed. Preferably in Kubernetes environment.
  • Deeper understanding of cloud scale patterns and distributed systems development is a must.
  • Excellent knowledge in database modeling, storage and RDBMS is required. Knowledge on key-value stores like REDIS is a plus.
  • Experience in modeling and designing customer facing APIs and its related lifecycle management is needed.
  • Experience in writing automated unit tests.
  • Experience with gitlab/github or other source code management is needed.
  • Proficient knowledge of the operation and development designs of agile software.
  • Strong soft skills, including attention to detail, problem-solving and communication skills.


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: $210,638.00 - $315,956.00

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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