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Seattle
Washington, United States

Team:
Product Development

Date Posted:
1/11/2018

Requisition Number:
RP1008393

About Us:
As the global leader in Application Solutions, we're looking for people with a passion for breakthrough ideas to help us stay ahead of the competition.
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Sr. Architect

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

F5 Networks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

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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. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.