People Matter

Program Manager



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Program Manager to join the Business Transformation Office (BTO)! The BTO is an enterprise function that drives initiatives tied to F5’s strategic priorities by providing program management, organizational change management, and business process optimization. This role specifically will lead strategic programs and projects that will transform and optimize the enterprise. You will be responsible for program strategy, development, and execution of enterprise-wide initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in program and project management with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex programs on time and within budget. The unique benefit and scope of this enterprise-wide role is the acceleration of delivering value at scale to realize F5’s transformation efforts. This person has high emotional intelligence, strong critical-thinking, strength working cross-functionally, and an ability to influence and lead others to achieve program success.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure that initiatives have clear outcomes, scope, success criteria, and alignment with overall business objectives.
  • Design, build and maintain an overall program execution plan and roadmap to support and implement activities related to people, process, and technology that span across multiple business functions.
  • Identify workstreams and monitor the execution of the program per scope, schedule, resourcing, and budget
  • Establish team structure for each workstream, providing direction to project leads and coordinators on various workstreams to manage scope, timelines, deliverables, and risks to the overall program
  • Create and monitor measures of success / KPIs for the program
  • Partner with Change Management to identify a change management strategy and plan to ensure business readiness, engagement, and adoption
  • Establish governance structure, handling any issues and proactively mitigating risks
  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration across various business units and stakeholders, ensuring transparency and alignment throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Serve as an escalation point on risks, issues, and decisions, course-correcting as needed
  • Provide regular updates to stakeholders and leadership on program status, milestones, and key performance metrics.
  • Establish program rhythm of business – including communications, status reports, and readouts to stakeholders and leadership
  • Design and develop executive-level presentations as needed
  • Bring an outstanding blend of business and technical acumen
  • Ensure the use of program management best practices, methodologies, and tools to enhance project execution efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of program and project management methodologies – waterfall, agile, kanban, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, program development, resource allocation, budget management, and risk assessment.
  • Proficiency in program management software and tools to facilitate efficient program planning, tracking, and reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence, and ability to develop effective partnerships across the company to engage, align, and gain stakeholder buy-in.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to synthesize information, solve problems, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across written, verbal, and presentation formats to all levels of the organization from team members to executives.
  • Ability to provide executive summaries
  • Strong organization and time management skills to keep programs on track.
  • Ability to manage effectively in fast paced environment with multiple deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of enterprise-level processes and the interplay between functions, particularly Product Management and Engineering, Customer Support, Customer Success, Sales, Marketing, Technology Services, Finance and Accounting.
  • Ability to think strategically and act tactically as needed and be willing to roll your sleeves up.
  • Has a learning mindset, keeps up on industry trends, research, and best practices.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
  • MBA or equivalent desired
  • PMP, PgMP, or other relevant project management certifications are highly desirable
  • 5+ years of experience in program management, with a proven track record of successfully leading and delivering complex, high-impact projects at technology-based companies or within technical domains



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: $119,293.00 - $178,939.00

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