People Matter

Principal Engineer, Software



Other Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Sunday, February 4, 2024

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

F5 Inc. is actively seeking a dynamic and accomplished Principal Engineer (Individual Contributor) to join our team, driving the SRE/Devops efforts for the groundbreaking F5XC CDN Product. As a key player, you will take ownership of the deployment and scale of CDN Infrastructure components for onpremises and cloud, leveraging your expertise to continuously innovate on top of the existing infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Strategic Ownership: Spearhead the F5XC CDN SRE Roadmap, demonstrating a commitment to scale and security of the infrastructure.

  • Easy-to-Use Automation: Continue to grow the infra automation (k8s,fluxCD, helmCharts, Kustomizations, python scripts) with a focus on ease of configuration.

  • Environment Stability using Observability: Create and continue to evolve existing Observability (metrics & alerts) and also participate in regular monitoring of infrastucture for stability.

  • Collaborative Engagement: Collaborate closely with application owners and SRE team members as part of roadmap execution and continuous improvement of existing systems.

  • Scale & Resilient systems: Design & deploy systems/infra which is highly available and resilient for the configured failure domains.

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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • SRE/Devops on Linux & Kubernetes: Demonstrate excellent, hands-on knowledge of deploying workloads and managing lifecyle on kubernetes, with practical experience on debugging issues.

  • Coding Prowess: Exhibit hands-on expertise in Python/Golang. Experience with helm charts/kustomizations and other gitops tools is a plus.

  • CI/CD: Experience working with/designing functional CI/CD systems.

  • Cloud Infrastructure: Prior experience in deploying workloads and managing lifecycle on any cloud provider (AWS/GCP/Azure)


  • Typically requires a minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 12 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 9 years’ experience; or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent organizational agility and communication skills throughout the organization.


  • Abundance of Freedom: Experience a workplace that encourages autonomy, fostering an environment where your ideas can flourish.

  • Continuous Learning: Enjoy ample opportunities for professional growth, supported by a team of great mentors with solid backgrounds across various domains.

  • Collaborative Team: Join a cohesive and supportive team from day one, ensuring a seamless transition into a workspace that feels like home.

F5 Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

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.

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

It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. F5 offers a variety of reasonable accommodations for candidates. Requesting an accommodation is completely voluntary. F5 will assess the need for accommodations in the application process separately from those that may be needed to perform the job. Request by contacting