People Matter

Principal Engineer, Software



Other Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, June 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.

Position Summary

  • F5 Inc. is actively seeking an exceptional Principal software engineer (Individual Contributor) to play a pivotal role in our SRE/DevOps development team for the groundbreaking F5XC Product suite.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Distributed-Application-Deployment: Deploy, contribute, and support a highly distributed networking and security product platform at scale.

  • Hyper-Automation: Expand infrastructure provisioning and deployment automation treating everything is code with a focus on ease of configuration

  • Admin/Ops Portal: Design, develop, and maintain internal applications with self-service capabilities tailored to meet the diverse needs of internal users

  • Environment Stability using Observability: Develop and enhance existing observability practices, including metrics and alerts, to maintain stability of the infrastructure, conducting regular monitoring and proactive troubleshooting.

  • Collaborative Engagement: Engage closely with application owners and SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) team members to execute roadmap initiatives and continuously improve existing systems, fostering a collaborative and cohesive work environment.

  • Scale & Resilient systems: Design and deploy systems and infrastructure that are scalable and resilient to failure, ensuring high availability and reliability across configured failure domains.

  • Continuous monitoring and Incident management: Participate in an on-call support rotation, providing timely resolution of issues and ensuring operational excellence in managing and maintaining distributed networking and security products.

  • Mentoring: Mentor junior engineers and provide technical guidance.

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

  • SRE/Devops on Linux & Kubernetes: Demonstrated proficiency in deploying workloads and managing their lifecycle on Kubernetes, including hands-on experience in debugging issues effectively.

  • Coding Prowess: Strong expertise in Python, Go, Java, or similar languages, coupled with familiarity with software development frameworks and tools to facilitate robust application development and automation.

  • Infrastructure-Provisioning-Automation: Expertise with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools like Terraform or Ansible, alongside configuration management systems, to automate the provisioning and management of infrastructure resources, ensuring consistency and efficiency.

  • GitOps: Experience with Helm charts, kustomizations, FluxCD, and Argo CD (Continuous Deployment) GitOps methodologies, facilitating streamlined and automated deployment workflows.

  • Networking: Strong networking fundamentals and experience dealing with L1 to L7 layers of the networking stack.

  • CI/CD: Extensive experience in working with and designing functional CI/CD systems at scale, enabling continuous integration and delivery of software, working experience on Gitlab is preferred.

  • Distributed Cloud Infrastructure: Strong experience in deploying workloads and overseeing their lifecycle on both bare metal and various cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure), demonstrating versatility in managing diverse infrastructure environments.

  • Databases: Proficiency in deploying databases such as Postgres clusters, InfluxDB, and ClickHouse, ensuring reliable data storage and management for applications.

  • Experience with implementing disaster recovery and execution is a plus.


  • Typically, it requires at least 15 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree, 12 years and a master’s degree, or a PhD with 9 years’ experience; or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent organizational agility and communication skills throughout the organization.


  • Empowered Work Culture: Experience an environment that values autonomy, fostering a culture where creativity and ownership are encouraged.

  • Continuous Learning: Benefit from the mentorship of experienced professionals with solid backgrounds across diverse domains, supporting your professional growth.

  • Team Cohesion: Join a collaborative and supportive team where you will feel at home from day one, contributing to a positive and inspiring workplace.

F5 Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

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.

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