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Product Manager, NGINX Ingress Controller



Accounting & Finance, Product
Cork, Ireland
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 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.

Product Manager II

At F5 NGINX, 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. Everything we do centers around people. That means we obsess over how to improve our customers and their customers' lives. And it means we prioritize a diverse community where everyone can thrive.

Why do you want to join our team?

Life at F5 NGINX is never dull. We are constantly identifying industry trends and disruptions, then innovating to get ahead of future customer needs; creating application services that help the world’s leading organizations deliver their critical business apps faster and with the highest levels of flexibility, security, performance, and support.

But our success is not driven solely by ‘what’ we do. We also care deeply about ‘how’ we do it. And it produces extraordinary results, not only for our customers but also for our employees. We understand that your life is about more than work, so we are committed to a culture supporting your life.

NGINX, part of F5, is the curator of the popular open-source project. We offer a suite of technologies for developing, delivering, operationalizing, and securing modern applications. Together with F5, our combined solutions bridge the gap between NetOps, SecOps, and DevOps, with multi-cloud application services that span from the edge to the runtime.

We are seeking a Product Manager II who is passionate about enabling NGINX in the dynamic world of Kubernetes.

At F5 NGINX, we support customers on several platforms and environments. Integrations are always about bringing a native platform or tool experience to managing NGINX. NGINX Ingress Controller plays a critical role in enabling enterprises to manage their Layer 7 and Layer 4 application routing rules, API Gateway behavior, and general NGINX settings as a highly scalable integration into Kubernetes.

This position will:

  • Be/become an expert in the product and the surrounding ecosystem.
  • Work with a cross-functional team delivering an open source and enterprise project.
  • Identifying product gaps, clarifying feedback, collaborating with the team, and helping to prioritize while documenting and proactively sharing across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Promote product strategies and vision across teams and to stakeholders; collaborate and coordinate across organizations to identify and bring forward any questions regarding alignment on product management and release, including tradeoffs, adjustments, and improvements.
  • Create scalable processes to gather and analyze customer experiences and insights, analyze and report on findings, and suggest a follow-on course of action.
  • Identify and recommend success metrics and key results related to established business objectives that enable meaningful progress measurement throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Influence product feature set and positioning strategies using data to improve customer experience and drive growth.

Personal Attributes

  • Have a passion for NGINX and/ or open source.
  • Enthusiasm for community building and project advocacy.
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
  • Passion to make customers, teammates, and colleagues successful.
  • Bias toward data-driven decision making incorporating creative thinking with analytical rigor.


  • Proven track record of crafting and evolving positive customer and partner experiences.
  • Knowledgeable of technical processes, business strategies, and marketing guidelines. Effectively establishes objectives across partner teams with a shared mindset, fostering open dialogue and collaboration.
  • Data driven - uses methodologies, metrics, and analysis to assess performance against business goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand basic technical concepts and negotiate feature/tech tradeoffs.
  • Successfully communicates in a variety of settings, delivering messages in a manner that is broadly understandable at all levels; attentively listens and proactively encourages others to share diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Strong customer orientation, able to listen, and prioritize.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex technology clearly.
  • Understanding of domain concepts and technologies including HTTP/S, TLS, TCP/UDP, proxy, Docker, containers, Kubernetes, and APIs.
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices, including continuous integration, deployment, delivery, automation, monitoring, and observability.
  • Strong Linux skills; including installation, configuration, and maintaining servers.

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

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