People Matter

Sr Dir, Engineering



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 20, 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.

Sr Director of Engineering – Central Manager

Central Manager is orchestration engine or management plane for our next generation BIG-IP product. BIG-IP is core to what F5 does. It is a required part of BIG-IP Next Gen. You will be responsible for over-seeing a significant part of the CM portfolio. This position will oversee Life cycle management and Application management of Central Manager. Applications are at the heart of Big-IP. This position reports into the VP of Engineering and works closely with Product Management. The core of this role is to help engineers and engineering managers to get stuff done in a way that delights our customers!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the PM to understand product roadmap and build a corresponding technical roadmap.
  • Build, manage and mentor your organization to deliver to this roadmap. Enrich your team/(s) talent as applicable to build diverse, well balanced, high performing teams
  • Set technical and strategic direction for your engineering teams.
  • Develop and modify our processes and methods, focusing on continuous improvement.
  • Facilitate communication upward and across project teams.
  • Research, analyze, and monitor new technologies in our industry to capitalize on opportunities.


  • Deep knowledge of the SDLC and building and fostering strong, high performing engineering teams. Data driven in how you drive your teams and performance.
  • Lead and mentor teams with Sr talent.
  • Knowledge in building management platforms
  • Knowledgeable in Kubernetes and micro-services
  • Knowledgeable in building services in the cloud
  • Understand thinking in terms of customer workflows, central manager is the face of the customer.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical teams, including Sr talent.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong leadership/mentoring abilities.
  • Willingness and ability to adopt to new processes, ideas, and concepts.
  • Self-directed/self-motivated.


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or other technical field: with 10+ years of experience in Sr Management roles; or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of people management inclusive of Sr talent

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: $239,854.00 - $359,782.00

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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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