Sr. Architect

F5 Networks   •  


Industry: Networks


15+ years

Posted 296 days ago

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Serves as primary source of technical expertise to one or more project teams.
  • Helps detail all aspects of product design and ensures that resulting design specification fits into technical architectural framework.
  • Recommends and maintains technical design methodologies, processes, technologies and standards
  • Leads, reviews and directs the architecture of F5's cloud services offerings
  • Prepare/analyze/architect product for future scalability
  • Devises and develops new solutions that may involve cross-module dependencies.
  • Lead cross functional design teams to develop new product as well as address design issues / maintenance of existing ones
  • Regularly informs top management and senior external personnel on company’s technical capabilities and future direction
  • Bring industry best practices and help navigate changing technologies and upcoming trends to create a strategic company product roadmap.
  • Integrates research and emerging business/industry trends into company product platforms.
  • F5 technology spokesperson at internal and external forums
  • Creates formal networks with key decision makers and serves as external spokesperson for the organization.
  • Act as a mentor for other junior members in the team
  • Support upper management as needed
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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

  • Internally and externally recognized as a premier technical, industry or product specialist.
  • Is well respected by key stakeholders and peers across broader Product Development organization.
  • Industry respected speaker, participating in both internal and external events.
  • Meeting with key customers and external partners, able to articulate roadmap and product architecture.
  • Job focus is on future product enhancement and research new technologies. 
  • Expert in cloud platforms, Agile development models and cloud services with deep working knowledge of public cloud IaaS services
  • Experience leading complex product development initiatives from concept through release.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and an ability to mentor and groom other engineers.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communications.
  • Able to collaborate and thrive in a fast-paced high-performance environment.
  • Experienced public speaker.
  • Increased interaction with executive level.
  • Able to articulate product road map and technical differentiators to a wide audience.


  • 15+ years’ experience in the development of computer software in areas relevant to F5 product line.
  • MA/MS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.