People Matter




San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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.

Join the dynamic F5 Distributed Cloud team and become the mastermind behind our cutting-edge services! We’re on the hunt for a Cloud Architect extraordinaire, someone who lives and breathes innovation and thrives on the challenge of building multi-cloud and edge solutions at a scale that pushes the boundaries of what's possible.

As a Cloud Architect with us, you'll be at the forefront of revolutionizing the way global applications are deployed, scaled, and secured. Your expertise will drive the design, implementation, and automation of secure-by-default solutions, ensuring that our platform remains the gold standard for reliability and protection in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

If you're ready to unleash your creativity, lead groundbreaking projects, and leave your mark on the future of cloud technology, then we want you on our team! Apply now and let's redefine what's possible together.

You will:

  • Collaborate closely with product and development teams to craft software and product architectures that perfectly embody F5's visionary direction and future ambitions.
  • Take the helm of projects, orchestrating the flow of work across teams while nurturing engineering talent at every level.
  • Forge a dynamic partnership with management to propel product timelines forward, ensuring we stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving market.
  • Dive into cross-functional design projects, offering strategic counsel to management as we chart the course for groundbreaking technological advancements that will shape the future of F5.
  • Pave the way for innovation by pioneering fresh theories, concepts, and methodologies within your specialized domain, pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
  • Step into the spotlight both internally and externally, captivating audiences with compelling presentations on product functionality and technical breakthroughs that set the course for our long-term success.

Skills and Qualifications You Have:

  • 10+ years of relevant, work related experience as a software architect.
  • Deep understanding of patterns and distributed architecture.
  • Experience designing and implementing distributed cloud solutions at scale.
  • Experience with load balancers, proxies or with routing products.
  • Understanding of containers and orchestration technologies.
  • Understanding of multi-cloud networking.
  • Broad understanding of coding and programming languages.
  • Experience with data storage, design and data modeling.
  • Extensive knowledge of the software development process and corresponding technologies.
  • Excellent understanding of design patterns and architectural styles.


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: $242,360.00 - $363,540.00

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