People Matter

Senior Manager Communications



Marketing & Communications
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 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.

Our Values

At F5, we live and breathe our core values, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Customer Dedication, Profitable Growth, Innovation, Employee Success, and Diversity. We help each other achieve our goals, value the diversity of ideas different backgrounds can bring, emphasize teamwork over rock-stars, work hard and most of all have fun.

We offer work/life integration programs like Freedom to Flex, dynamic employee inclusion groups, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition assistance for professional development, a comprehensive mentoring program, rewards/recognition, and so much more. At F5, we truly do help each other thrive and it shows: F5 has been named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine for the past two years.

And this dedication to living our culture doesn’t just exist within our offices; it extends into our communities through Global Good initiatives such as employee matching, volunteer opportunities, and the F5 Foundation. Our employees are passionate about making a difference in the world.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become part of a company that’s on the forefront of transformation. And because we know that a more diverse F5 is a more powerful F5, we’re looking for smart, passionate, determined individuals to join us. If you make thoughtful decisions quickly, obsess over your customers’ needs, take ownership of your work (the mistakes as well as the successes), and embrace different perspectives by putting the human first, then we want to talk to you.

Position Summary - Communications Senior Manager – Product Org Communications

This role is responsible for developing, implementing, and measuring the impact of F5’s Product Organization communications including communications for the Chief Product Officer and her leadership team.

The person in this role will help amplify F5’s Product Strategy and how we make things “ridiculously easy” for our customers through the work of our product managers and engineers. They will directly support the Chief Product Officer in strategic and leadership communications to employees both in the function and across our global employee population and also support external speaking and media efforts for the Chief Product Officer. They are creative in their approach and have the ability to transform complex information into engaging content that aligns and mobilizes stakeholders. Strategic communications planning, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and using a distinct voice and tone to create interest and measurable engagement around content, will be required. The candidate will have great attention to detail, a global mindset, boundless curiosity to learn, and a keen understanding of the technology space.

Primary Responsibilities:

Supports awareness and understanding of F5’s Product Org strategy

  • Partners closely with the CPO and her leadership team to promote understanding of our product strategy and narrative

  • Develop engaging, creative content about / for the Product Organization for internal and external communications’ global digital platforms

  • Develop strategic messaging for use in key internal and external events for the CPO and Product leadership

  • Manage internal Product Organization employee engagement events including town halls, Q&As, and others

  • Consults with Product Organization senior leaders help align communications to business priorities

Promote clarity and transparency through change management communications

  • Partner with stakeholders across the Product Org and other teams to develop and execute comprehensive communications plans

  • Create clear communications that drive change adoption in a fast-paced, agile environment

Other Responsibilities:

  • Leverage company standards (e.g., comms best-practices, brand alignment) to build plans, processes, and timelines to support an annual program of communications for the Product Org

  • Performs 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

  • Ability to create, execute, and measure communication plans from start to finish

  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills, including development of original content and the ability to construct concise and well-written memos, narratives, and other executive-level communications

  • Passionate storyteller across a range of digital channels

  • Globally aware with experience collaborating across countries and cultures

  • Technology background or experience is important for success in this role


  • BA degree in communications or relevant communications experience

  • 8 or more years’ experience internal, executive, or agency communications

  • Agile and curious thinker with a drive for continuous improvement

  • Self-motivator with entrepreneurial, “owner” mindset

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: $122,991.00 - $184,487.00

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