People Matter

Engineer III, Software



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, June 28, 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.


  • Understand and safely use various open-source penetration testing tools and when appropriate, emulating hacker tactics, techniques, procedures

  • Develop comprehensive and accurate reports and POC presentations of penetration testing results

  • While in-between assessments, you will be expected to improve any existing processes, develop tools, and potentially find new methodologies and TTPs

  • Develop scripts, tools, or methodologies to enhance F5's existing penetration testing processes

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree experience with 5-6 years’ experience; or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of one (GPEN, CEH, and/or GWAPT) certification required

  • Source code review for control flow and security flaws

  • Strong knowledge of tools used for wireless, web application, and network security testing

  • Thorough understanding of network protocols, data on the wire, and covert channels

  • Solid understanding of Unix/Linux operating systems, including bash and PowerShell

  • 5-6 years’ experience in at least three of the following:

    • Network penetration testing and manipulation of network infrastructure

    • Web Application Penetration Testing

    • Shell scripting or automation of simple tasks using Perl, Python, or Ruby

    • Developing, extending, or modifying exploits, shellcode or exploit tools

    • Developing applications in C, C++, Objective C, Go

    • Reverse engineering malware, data obfuscators, or ciphers

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to successfully interface with developers and educate them about common coding pitfalls

  • Ability to document and explain technical details in a concise, understandable manner

  • Ability to manage and balance own time among multiple tasks, and lead junior engineers when required

  • Understanding of Design, implementation, and management of network policies within Kubernetes to enhance security controls.

  • Nice to have Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification

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.

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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