With offices in over 20 countries around the world, F5 offers many different attractive work environments. Here's a sampling of cities that just might be the perfect match for you and a new job with F5.
Seattle is an outstanding place to live, work, and play. At our corporate headquarters in the heart of the city, F5 employees enjoy views of snow-capped mountains and the glistening waters of Puget Sound. At lunchtime, they can hop a bus, or walk, to Seattle's world famous Pike Place Market.
The Seattle office is home to our flagship load balancing product, the BIG-IP system. Our innovative, award-winning BIG-IP devices deliver high availability, improved performance, application security, and access control—all in one unit. BIG-IP devices are also extraordinarily flexible and configurable.
At our Seattle office, we recruit software engineers, testers, and support engineers, as well as non-technical operational and sales positions such as accountants, office administrators, and sales managers.
Seattle offers a unique combination of natural beauty, community, and culture. Because of the geography of Seattle—with its many hills, bodies of water, mountain ranges to the east and west, and the stunning Mt. Rainier—wherever you are, you’re close to a breathtaking view. The geography has also lent to the creation of dozens of distinct neighborhoods, each with its own personality, cafés, grocery stores, shops, parks, and entertainment.
Seattle is an international city with a diverse population and mix of cultures. Every night of the week, you can find live music, theater, art, sports events, nightclub entertainment, and great meals in restaurants of every variety.
On the weekends, visit a waterfront park, take a ferry ride, or put a kayak in the Puget Sound. Check out the Seattle Center, where the Space Needle and EMP/SFM (a museum dedicated to rock music and science fiction) reside, along with many theaters, the ballet, the opera, a science center, a children’s museum, and much more. If you’re downtown, take the kids to the aquarium, on an underground city tour, or to the Rem Koolhaas-designed glass library. Wherever you go, you’re never far from a great café or restaurant.
To get out of town, go to the mountains, the dry wine country of Eastern Washington, or the islands of the Puget Sound. Across the sound is the Olympic Peninsula, where you can walk among old-growth trees in the Hoh Rainforest or on the wild shores of the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver, Canada, and Portland, Oregon, are equidistant, about three hours’ drive.
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I love Seattle and the surrounding area. I lived for many years in the city in the Belltown and Queen Anne areas, and then I moved to the suburb of Kirkland, after having the kids. For me, Seattle always had the distinguished trait of a highly cosmopolitan and intellectual city. And then comes the geography, with the variety of activities one can pursue to fully enjoy it. It is one of the best places I’ve ever been.
I used to do a lot of hiking, running, snowboarding, and mountain climbing on Mt. Rainier, before the kids. Then I gave up on more or less hazardous activities, and nowadays I enjoy playing with the kids and running. There are many music and art festivals in Seattle and the surrounding areas, all year around. There is something for everyone and any preference of cultural, gourmet, sports, or eclectic taste. This is one of the reasons why Seattle is such a great place.
A couple of years ago I worked on a community project sponsored by F5, for the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, and helped build their website from the ground up.
There are also many popular day trips, for every season. The ones I enjoyed most were my trips to the Olympic Peninsula, the San Juan Islands, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Si, the Skagit Valley tulip fields, Deception Pass, Crystal Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass Ski Resort, Stephen’s Pass Ski Resort, and Leavenworth.
Seattle is the most incredible city. I’ve lived in the northeast and southeast parts of the United States, and now I live in the Pacific Northwest. The water and the mountains are unique to this area and are a big part of activities in the Seattle area. Seattle is a big enough city to get great food, off-Broadway shows, popular live music, and major sports teams. Bumbershoot is a giant multi-day music festival over Labor Day at the Seattle Center.
I especially enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, and fishing in the area. There is easy access to mountains for day hikes and skiing, or you can go to the San Juan Islands for biking and just relaxing.
We probably don't need to tell you that San Jose is home to the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world—more than 6,600 technology companies employing some 245,000 people. Nicknamed the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose is a city that both works hard and plays hard. It also gets lots of sunshine and is appealingly close to San Francisco, the Napa-Sonoma wine country, the Monterey Coast, and Lake Tahoe.
F5's newly remodeled San Jose office, easily accessible by local transit, is located in the heart of San José, near Great America theme park and the new San Francisco 49ers stadium. In the last year, our staff has grown from 90 to more than 220 engineers in our core development teams that work on emerging markets in application acceleration, virtualization, and security. Specific technologies we focus on are next-generation application networking and security, algorithmic optimizations, data center virtualization, emerging remote access security models, XML/SOAP switching, and advanced threat management systems.
If you're an engineer with experience in one or more of the above disciplines, view our Job Openings page for current listings.
Located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay and in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose offers all the cultural and professional opportunities of a metropolitan city, without the grime and crime. Known for its cleanliness, safety, and kid-friendliness, getting around in San Jose is easy, with shops, museums, art galleries, restaurants, and nightclubs within walking distance. And an average of 300 days of sunshine makes the walking easy. The city is also full of parks and gardens, and nearby are championship golf courses and mountain biking trails.
Kids will enjoy fun and quirky activities, such as Raging Waters waterpark, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, the Tech Museum, the Winchester Mystery House, and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium.
Every direction out of the city will take you someplace interesting. Go north half an hour to Palo Alto and Stanford University. A little farther and you’re in San Francisco, one of the top tourist destinations in the world. East of the city is Alum Rock Park, with mineral springs and waterfalls. Drive less than an hour south and visit the beaches and boardwalk of Santa Cruz. Go a little farther along the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway to the colorful beach village of Capitola and the artists’ haven of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
For more information, check out interesting places people are recommending and the city’s website.
We work at the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose. At the office, people are well equipped with the necessary hardware and software tools for work, the office is well maintained, and people in the office are considerate to each other. Also, there are tons of great restaurants and entertainment events nearby in the Bay Area.
The newly expanded F5 Hardware Development Center is located in Liberty Lake, just a few minutes outside of Spokane. Here on the woodsy Washington/Idaho border, F5 employees enjoy fresh mountain air and a noticeable absence of traffic congestion. The Spokane area boasts over 70 lakes and hundreds of miles of bike and hiking trails. There's also plenty of nearby skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, and other outdoor activities.
F5's Spokane (Liberty Lake) office is devoted to hardware platform development, technical support management, and network support engineers. Our team there designs systems that are purpose-built to maximize value to our customers. These systems are a combination of networking, computer design, and ASIC/FPGA.
In developing these platforms, we employ many of the engineering disciplines. So we're always on the lookout for talented electrical/computer engineers, ASIC/FPGA engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers (low-level firmware and driver development), and manufacturing test engineers.
The second-largest city in Washington state, Spokane has a thriving downtown of skyscrapers, shops, cafés, restaurants, museums, and galleries interwoven with charming historical buildings and old smoke stacks, steam plants, and warehouses. Perhaps its most stunning downtown feature is Riverfront Park—more than 100 acres of lawn, trails, and trees along the beautiful Spokane River.
In fact, the city park system consists of more than 4,100 acres of protected green space, including the garden-filled Manito Park and conservatory, the Finch Arboretum, and 87 neighborhood parks for hiking, cycling, rollerblading, horseback riding, and enjoying the outdoors. Other popular activities are golfing on one of the 33 local golf courses, kayaking, fly fishing, and river rafting. Music, film, art, and other seasonal festivals round out the fun.
Skiing in the Rockies is just an hour away as is the lakefront town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with swimming, water skiing, a waterpark, and an amusement park. The Grand Coulee Dam is about 80 miles away and has laser light shows on some summer nights. For an overnight trip, consider Walla Walla. After wine tasting at the dozens of vineyards, you can enjoy a nice meal and the comfort of a historic bed and breakfast.
For more information, check out interesting places people are recommending and the city’s list of events.
Spokane is small city, with easy commutes, a low cost of living, and plenty of family environments. There is a close high-tech community where everyone knows each other. Spokane is also a university town, with Gonzaga, Whitworth, and Eastern Washington University. Popular day trips are to Coeur d’Alene and Priest Lake.
I enjoy the family environment of Spokane, the kids’ activities, shopping, and sports. I participate in the community in a few ways. I’m the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days chair, a Relay for Life participant, and a school volunteer.
The second-largest city in Israel, Tel Aviv is a cultural and economic hub. Known as “The City That Never Sleeps,” this growing, energetic, and cosmopolitan city is bordered to the west by the Mediterranean Sea. The stunning beaches, trendy restaurants and bars, thriving nightlife, shops, and historic neighborhoods attract tourists and young people.
With its many museums, art galleries, performing arts, markets, shopping malls, and sports events, there is never of a lack of entertainment in Tel Aviv. For kids, there are many amusement parks and waterparks. The city also hosts festivals and events almost every weekend. Tel Aviv is more liberal than many cities in the Middle East, and it puts on the largest gay pride parade in Israel.
Popular daytrips from Tel Aviv include exploring historical sites at Jerusalem and Bethlehem, relaxing in the mineral-rich Dead Sea, and sightseeing in the beautiful hills and valleys around Golan Heights.
For more information, check out interesting places people are recommending and the city’s website.
Chertsey is approximately 25 miles from Central London and is home to F5's headquarters for the EMEA region. Chertsey is accessible via excellent road and rail links and it is located in close proximity to London's Heathrow Airport.
About 70 employees are permanently based in the Chertsey office, including the EMEA management team as well as the EMEA professional services, finance, inside sales, and human resources teams. The EMEA technical support team, which is part of the global team offering around-the-clock support to F5 customers, is also based in Chertsey.
The largest F5 site in Europe, the Chertsey office offers excellent facilities for employees and an outstanding team environment. To see if your skills match our available positions, view our current job openings.
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Lowell and its surrounding communities are a great place to live and work. Just twenty-five miles from Boston, it's an easy reverse commute to Lowell. Lowell is also close to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, which are famous for both their breathtaking fall foliage and their recreational opportunities-including camping, hiking, boating, and skiing.
Our Lowell office is home base for our industry leading file virtualization product development team working on the award-winning ARX product suite. F5's ARX virtualization products are the undisputed market leaders in the rapidly growing file virtualization market. Key technologies we focus on include virtualization, file systems, remote file access protocols (NFS & CIFS), IP networking, Linux systems programming, XML/Soap, C++, and Java.
Our ARX® products integrate seamlessly into existing Network Attached Storage (NAS), Windows®, UNIX® and Linux environments. These devices provide industry-leading scalability, performance, and reliability, and are specifically designed to meet the needs of enterprise storage environments.
If you've got the chops for file virtualization, we should probably talk.
The Singapore office is F5's operations hub for the APAC region, conveniently located in Suntec City in Singapore's Central Business District. Also known as Asia's Vertical Silicon Valley, Suntec City's high-rise office towers are home to most of the area's major IT firms and close to the banking hub and popular retail malls. Transportation is readily accessible via Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) trains, buses, and highways, and the international airport is just 20 minutes away.
F5's Singapore office houses the APAC regional headquarters team of sales, marketing, IT, HR, finance & accounting, professional services support, and technical support, including a Level 1 and 2 Call Center of network engineers and enterprise network engineers. This team supports the strategic growth of the 11 countries where F5 has offices in the APAC region: Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Australia, and New Zealand.
If you're interested in joining this dynamic, innovative, and team-oriented organization, view our job available openings.
F5 Japan office is located in Akasaka, Tokyo. Akasaka is one of Tokyo's central business districts as well as a center of politics and home to the imperial residence. F5 Japan's top-floor offices boast views of Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak, and offer easy access to Shibuya and Roppongi, areas popular for shopping, restaurants, and night life.
F5's Japan office is composed of sales, marketing, professional services, and a technical support center and works to provide high quality Application Delivery Networking solutions for the IT industry in Japan. If you have experience in any of the above areas and would like to be part of our team, view our available job openings.