People Matter

Sr Engineer, Network



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 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.

Your day-to-day activities will include:

Providing Level 3 technical support to resolve hardware and software issues related to F5 products.
Maintaining excellent customer communication, including project status, plan-of-actions, and resolution steps.
Providing F5 customers and partners with a consistently high-quality support experience.
Working with our tier three engineering services team to overcome technical challenges.
Building strong working relationships with peers, partnering with engineers, managers, and related F5 departments.
Writing and updating solution articles to share technical expertise internally and externally
Handling multiple cases and prioritizing tasks based on customer and business needs.
Following standards-based processes (as defined in our Quality Management System).
Continuing your own professional development through participating in ongoing training on our products and related technologies.

The following experience and skills will help you succeed as a Support Engineer at F5:

Customer support experience with enterprise-level corporate customers in production environments.
Hands-on technical experience with LAN/WAN operations (e.g., DNS, Open SSL, Cryptography, virtualization, etc.), Network Protocols, UNIX or Linux (e.g., Redhat) operating systems, as well as VMware or equivalent hypervisors and network hardware.
Solid grasp of TCP/IP protocols and the OSI model.
Understanding packet captures using Wireshark
Knowledge of DNS and HTTP protocol in detail.
Understating of SSL/TLS handshake
Experience of Network Security (e.g., Web Application Security, AAA, VPN, DDoS, Malware, Application Firewalls, etc.).
Ability to read, write and speak English fluently, including technical concepts and terminology.
Able to communicate technical information to customers with varying levels of technical knowledge.
Good analytical problem-solving abilities.
Attention to detail.
Routing protocols including OSPF, MPLS, BGP, Traffic-Engineering

The following skills are nice to have but if you don’t have them, F5 will be happy to help you learn those in time :

Experience or ability to grow expertise in Public/Private Cloud technologies (Microsoft, AWS, Google), NGINX, Programming/Scripting (JavaScript, Python, BASH, PERL, Node.JS), Containers (OpenStack, Docker, Velcro), Container Orchestration (Kubernetes) and/or Automation (Ansible, Git).
Fluency in other languages.
Experience with F5 technologies

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: $135,840.00 - $203,760.00

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