People Matter

Manager, Engineering - BIG IP Next DataPlane



Seattle, WA, USA
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.

Help build BIGIP Next’s highly performant and scalable data plane that is responsible for delivering and securing application traffic on-premises, within colocation facilities, in the cloud, or at the edge. We are looking for a Senior Manager for core data plane teams that can support the short-term tactical needs of data plane features while helping to build a strategic vision to take data plane to next level utilizing Gen AI technologies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support, mentor, and coach as well as provide professional development for your team. Collaborate across teams and deliver high quality software to meet customer needs.
  • Advise on the architecture, code patterns, testing and continuous integration details.
  • Take ownership of customer issues with timely fixes and provide proper RCA (Root Cause Analysis) to the wider group.
  • Collaborate with leaders in engineering and product management on roadmap, strategy, coordinating dependencies, and establishing clear requirements to effectively meet delivery and quality commitments.
  • Perform continuous team member evaluations to enable frequent feedback.
  • Identify hiring needs and be the hiring manager for recruiting engineers.
  • Motivate and foster a collaborative environment within your team, actively engaging with senior management and executives. Adopt a managerial approach that emphasizes support and empowerment for your teams, while also championing the cultivation of a positive and cohesive team culture.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience and passion for taking a leading role in building complex software systems, delivered successfully to customers.
  • Hands-on experience in cloud technology and deployments.
  • Expertise in L2- L4 network protocols and system programming.
  • Knowledge and expertise in software engineering methodologies and practices for full software development process, including coding standards, code reviews, build process, CI/CD, testing, and operations.
  • Working experience in Agile software development methodology.
  • Demonstrated ability in mentoring and developing people.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in all written communications.


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience in managing team of software engineers is preferrable.

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: $157,904.00 - $236,856.00

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.

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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