People Matter

Sr Engineer, Software



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 on the lookout for a seasoned Sr. Engineer with profound expertise in high-scale distributed systems. Join our team and play a crucial role in the design and implementation of services on F5's Distributed Cloud Platform (F5XC). Your responsibilities will span research, design, and the construction of highly reliable, available, and scalable platforms, encompassing API definition, implementation, deployment, operational management, and debugging.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cutting-edge Development: Engage in the development of edge-native applications using emerging technologies for F5’s innovative SaaS platform.

  • Ownership and Delivery: Take ownership of software components, ensuring the delivery of complete products that meet functional, scale, performance, and manageability requirements.

  • Technology Exploration: Investigate various open-source and closed-source technologies, components, libraries, and tools, contributing to the construction of a highly available, scalable, and manageable system.

  • Multi-Language Coding: Hands-on coding in multiple languages, considering performance, scalability, maintainability, and flexibility.

  • Design Patterns and Microservices: Apply understanding and exposure to design patterns and coding practices, especially in microservices architectures and API design, implementation, and management.

  • Cloud Expertise: Experience with cloud-native providers such as MS Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, or any major market Cloud vendors and their services is a significant advantage.

  • Independent Innovation: Independently investigate, present options, review, and implement completely new functionality.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with other development teams, product management, UX, and QA to define and implement new product offerings while ensuring continued functionality.

  • Code Reviews and Guidelines: Perform code reviews, set coding practices, and guidelines within the team.

  • Full Development Cycle: Ability to implement all phases of a development cycle for a software product, from understanding requirements to design, development, and deployment phases.

  • Geographically Distributed Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with geographically distributed teams.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Distributed Systems Expertise: Knowledge and experience in highly distributed software systems, with the ability to understand nuances and solve problems related to scale, performance, and resiliency.

  • Programming Languages: Expertise with any combination of programming languages: Golang, Java, Python, Scala, or any high-level proprietary or open-source language with strong programming constructs.

  • Web-based Systems: Good understanding of programming fundamentals and their application to highly scalable web-based systems.

  • Polyglot Software Development: Experience in developing polyglot software using service definition languages and frameworks like gRPC, Thrift, Google Protocol Buffers, OpenAPI, etc.

  • Edge-Services Technologies: Understanding of edge-services related technologies is a plus (proxy-servers/WASM/Security/DNS).

  • Database Technologies: Must have hands-on experience with SQL or NoSQL technologies.

  • CICD Methodology: Strong understanding of modern CI/CD methodology and Git-based workflows.

  • Container Technologies: Experience in Docker technologies, including optimizing Docker images and managing Docker image lifecycle. Experience in orchestration systems like Kubernetes and container technologies like Docker is a plus.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Interpersonal and Leadership Skills: Strong interpersonal, team-building, and mentoring skills.

  • Educational Qualifications: BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 5+ years of software development experience.


  • Freedom and Learning: Embrace an environment that fosters freedom, continuous learning, and ownership.

  • Mentorship: Benefit from great mentors with solid backgrounds in various areas, eager to contribute to your professional development.

  • Team Collaboration: Join a great team where you'll feel at home from day one, contributing to a positive and supportive workplace culture.

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

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