People Matter

Sr Network Engineer



IT, Other Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 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

The Sr Network Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the reliability, availability, and scalability of networks and associated platforms. Systems under the care of a Sr Network Engineer must operate effectively and reliably through scalable solutions and complex architectures that encompass modern technologies. You will work closely with technical and non-technical teams within the organization to facilitate the design and implementation of solutions, drive automation initiatives, and monitor and maintain the performance of critical systems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support and maintain networking systems to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and security. Manage the lifecycle from implementation to shut down and decommissioning.

  • Build and deploy modern network designs translated from user stories and requirements. Manage the system lifecycle from implementation to shut down and decommissioning.

  • Scale network systems sustainably through mechanisms such as automation and evolve systems by fostering changes that improve velocity. Leverage automation and configuration management to streamline administration.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues, including failures, connectivity problems, and performance bottlenecks.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement scalable and robust network architectures.

  • Evaluate and recommend new solutions, tools, and methodologies to enhance network efficiency, security, and productivity.

  • Provide technical leadership on complex systems and projects, and mentorship for other team members and colleagues.

  • Monitor network performance and proactively identify potential issues, generate meaningful reports, and implement preventive measures to maintain health and uptime.

  • Conduct performance tuning and optimization activities to maximize efficiency and response times.

  • Respond to and help manage incidents. Participate in RCA activities and assist with defining SLOs and SLIs for business stakeholders.

  • Implement and enforce security best practices to protect our networks, data, and infrastructure against unauthorized access, cyber threats, and vulnerabilities.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive knowledge bases for system documentation, including standard

    operating procedures, configurations, and troubleshooting guides, to support end-users' ability to use the

    networks effectively.

  • Participate in on-call rotation.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Demonstrated understanding of modern network principles such as Software Defined Networking

  • Expertise in network infrastructure design, implementation, and maintenance.

  • Experience with network security technologies and protocols, including firewalls, intrusion detection and

    prevention systems, and VPNs.

  • Strong understanding of network performance optimization and capacity planning.

  • Extensive knowledge of network protocols (OSPF, BGP, STP, TCP, UDP, IPv6).

  • Experience with network automation and CI/CD.

  • Familiarity with compliance and regulatory guidelines.

  • Solid understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an integral member of an agile team.

  • Experience with observability tooling including logging infrastructure, tracing systems, alert definitions, etc.

  • Proficient communication, planning, problem solving, troubleshooting, and organization skills.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing project requirements and timeline.


  • BS/BA or equivalent work experience.

  • 8+ years experience in network engineering, or a similar role in a technology environment.

  • Strong proficiency in scripting languages.

  • Hands on experience with technology systems tools, protocols, and platforms.

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: $151,477.00 - $227,215.00

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.

Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with or auto email notification from 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