People Matter

Principal Site Reliability Engineer



Administration, Software 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 team for the groundbreaking F5XC Product.

Primary Responsibilities

  • F5xc SRE Dev and Ops: Play the role of a hands-on SRE developer focused on automation and toil-reduction and participate in Ops cycles to support our product.

  • Easy-to-Use Automation: Continue to grow the infra-automation (k8s, fluxCD, Helm Charts, Kustomizations, python scripts) with a focus on ease of configuration

  • Mentor junior team members to support their professional growth and development

  • Environment Stability using Observability: Create and continue to evolve existing Observability (metrics & alerts) and participate in regular monitoring of infrastructure for stability.

  • Collaborative Engagement: Collaborate closely with application owners and SRE team members as part of roadmap execution and continuous improvement of existing systems.

  • Scale & Resilient systems: Design & deploy systems/infra which is highly available and resilient for the configured failure domains.

  • Perform oncall support function on a rotation basis

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

  • Hands-on python programming.

  • Hands-on terraform expertise.

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

  • SRE/Devops on Linux & Kubernetes: Demonstrate excellent, hands-on knowledge of deploying workloads and managing lifecyle on kubernetes, with practical experience on debugging issues.

  • Coding Prowess: Exhibit hands-on expertise in Python / Golang.

  • GipOps: Experience with helm charts/kustomizations and FluxCD gitOPs is a must. Knowledge of ArgoCD is a plus.

  • CI/CD: Experience working with/designing functional CI/CD systems.

  • Cloud Infrastructure: Prior experience in deploying workloads and managing lifecycle on any cloud provider (AWS/GCP/Azure)

  • Experience with Disaster Recovery and Migration 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'll 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