People Matter

Sr. Architect, Office of CTO



Software Engineering, IT
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 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.

F5’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) is seeking a Sr Architect with extensive experience in building multi-cloud and edge solutions at scale, as well as a strong background in AI/ML technologies. This role will be responsible for leading and contributing to the design, implementation, and automation of secure-by-default solutions for F5 platforms used to deploy global, scalable, and secure applications. You will:

  • Work closely with teams to ensure software and product architectures are developed in line with the vision and future direction of company.

  • Drive projects and the workflow of teams, serving as mentor to all engineering and technical levels.

  • Partner with management on driving delivery timelines.

  • Participate on cross-functional design projects, serving as consultant to management in long-range company planning concerning new or projected areas of technological research/advancement.

  • Generate and promotes new theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies within a specialty area.

  • Present on product functionality and technical advancements internally and externally, influencing the product roadmap and projecting long-term technical direction.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating, identifying, and developing software solutions.

  • Leading software development projects.

  • Documenting and recording every aspect of an application or software.

  • Training and overseeing the activities of the members of the development team.

  • Planning, tracking and scheduling software deliverables.

  • Locating and directing solutions for critical challenges involving software and hardware interface.

  • Looking for problems within software systems and driving issues to resolution.

  • Developing good working relationships with other employees, such as Marketing Managers, Product Managers, Programmers and Engineers.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant, work-related experience as a software architect.

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in AI, including designing and implementing AI/ML models, applying AI/ML technologies to real-world problems, and integrating AI/ML solutions within large-scale systems.

  • Deep understanding of patterns and distributed architecture.

  • Experience designing and implementing solutions at scale.

  • Understanding of containers and orchestration technologies.

  • Understanding of multi-cloud networking.

  • Broad understanding of coding and programming languages.

  • Experience with data storage, design and data modeling.

  • Extensive knowledge of the software development process and corresponding technologies.

  • Excellent understanding of design patterns and architectural styles.

  • Proficient knowledge of the operation and development designs of agile software.

  • Strong soft skills, including attention to detail, problem-solving and communication skills.

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 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: $261,633.00 - $392,449.00

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