F5 Networks

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F5 Networks – Why Work For Us?

 

​​​​A Comprehensive Approach

F5 develops breakthrough products that meet the new and evolving challenges of delivering secure, fast, and reliable applications to users around the world. From powerful management platforms to expandable feature modules, our products are highly programmable and integrate into any data environment.


 

Offices

Corporate Headquarters

  • Seattle, WA, USA


Regional Headquarters

  • Europe/Middle East/Africa – Chertsey, UK
  • Asia/Pacific – Singapore
  • Japan – Tokyo, Japan

Product Development Offices

  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Spokane, WA, USA
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Boulder, CO, USA
  • Lowell, MA, USA
  • Tomsk, Russia









For a full list of offices, go here.


Who Relies on F5?

  • 48 of the Fortune 50 companies
  • 10 of the top 10 FT500 companies
  • 8 of the top 10 FT500 media companies
  • 27 of the top 30 U.S. commercial banks
  • 10 of the top 10 U.S. telecommunications companies
  • 10 of the top 10 "best" U.S. retail companies
  • 10 of the top 10 "best" global brands
  • 5 of the top 5 U.S. wireless carriers


​As the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, we're looking for people with bright ideas who can help us stay ahead of the competition. You would be part of a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic people who enjoy the benefits of working for one of the top vendors in our space, bringing award-winning, cutting-edge technology to the market, with offices all over the world. Below are just a few example of the type of talent we are looking for.

GLOBAL SERVICES
F5 Global Services provides a world-class level of service in support, professional services and knowledge services. Our Global Services team provides the following:

  • Post-installation remote assistance to customers that require support with F5 software or hardware
  • Consulting activities and advanced services that ensure a highly available, scalable, secure and agile infrastructure for our customers
  • Training, certification, knowledge and diagnostic tools that help customers effectively utilize their F5 technology.

Positions: Network Support Engineer, Security Operations Analyst, Security Operations Engineer, Enterprise Account Engineer, Enterprise Network Engineer, Consultant, Field Customer Engineer, Service Delivery Manager

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (PD)
Product Development at F5 builds leading-edge products that give customers the ability to control their network traffic.  Join a team with deep knowledge of the latest protocols, application frameworks, and hardware components to continuously evolve our product offerings.  F5 looks to build offerings that solve tough performance, security, and scalability problems for our customers so they are free to focus on building the best possible applications for their users.  When we do our job right, our customers’ applications run secure, fast, and more reliably on the network, and nobody even knows F5 was there.

Positions: Architects, Principal Software Engineers, Principal System Engineers, Software Development Managers, Sr. Software Engineers, Software Engineers, Test Engineers, Lab Infrastructure Engineers, Technical Writers and Technical Program Managers etc.

MARKETING
“To be everywhere” is the goal for our Marketing team that works cross-functionally to brand, promote, engage and teach our F5 Solutions. They keep our clients, resellers and partnerships in the know with the latest of product launches, solutions and upcoming opportunities. Marketing at F5 encompasses:

  • Channel
  • Partner Alliance
  • Online/Offline Marketing
  • PR and Communications
  • Business Development
  • Product Marketing and Management
  • Video production

Positions: Solution Architects, Product Marketing Managers, Product Managers, Graphic Design, Copywriting/Editing, Bus Dev Partner Alliances, and more…

SALES

Our sales organization provides our customers with end-to-end solutions to help them address their core technology needs, including managing their network traffic, securing their applications, and optimizing their investment with cloud-based solutions.  Our solutions are focused on helping our customers ensure that their business applications are secure, fast, and always available.  Our sales team works with customers to understand their business challenges and provide them with a compelling value proposition for how F5 solutions & services provides the best solution for their current as well as future needs.

Positions: Territory Account Managers and Major Account Managers.

CORPORATE
Information Technology
At F5 we take IT seriously.  Our talented technical staff has a contagious passion and a can-do attitude dedicated to delivering stellar performance to our customers.  By combining a wide array of technical skills with a high-octane work ethic, the team implements creative solutions for all of our customers' needs.  If you are an enthusiastic .NET or SQL Developer, have expertise as a Workday Systems Analyst or experience as a QA Engineer, come check us out and join our fast-growing team.


Finance/Accounting
Our Finance and Accounting team at F5 has the knowledge and breadth of experience that F5 values and depends upon.  As we manage our financial strategy and our day-to-day operations, we depend on our dedicated team to produce the right results at the right time.  If you are passionate about financial planning, revenue accounting, or have expertise with Oracle or data warehouses, come and join our team and grow your career.


To see all of our open positions, go to f5.com/careers.

 

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There is a lot to learn about F5. It's a creative, diverse, energizing place uniting more than 3000 staff members from around the world.

CORPORATE VALUES​​

  • Excellence:  We strive to be the best
  • Customer Loyalty:  We go above and beyond

  • Profitable Growth: We invest in the bigger picture

  • Employee Success: We embrace opportunity

  • Innovation: We develop tomorrow’s solutions today

  • Integrity: We do what we say

  • Collaboration: We are in this together

F5 CONNECTS

At F5, we take our global citizenship seriously. By stepping forward in the communities where we live, as well as reaching out to others, we’re doing our best to make a difference. Through our corporate giving program, F5 Connects, our employees have an opportunity to take advantage of our employee matching program or organize an event to raise funds for the charity of their choice. Organizations we have supported in the past include Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mercy Corp and the American Red Cross among others.


EMPLOYEE QUOTES

"We are proud to be the global leader in application delivery networking while promoting a culture that allows employees to develop to their full potential."

Laurie Likai, SVP of Human Resources


"As a developer at F5, I have this constant sense of being at the forefront of cutting edge technologies that will make the Internet and networking experience better, faster, and more secure, for everyone. I am proud of this work.“

Julian, Senior Software Engineer, Seattle


"When considering where to work, I wanted the challenge of new and exciting technologies, financial and personal reward, and a pleasant work environment. Both the salary and personal satisfaction are as they should be. And the people I work with are absolutely great team players. The fact that F5 offers its employees all sorts of training and other tools is something very precious.”

Shay, Manager, Test Engineering, Tel Aviv


"I picked F5 because I had good rapport with my manager and a good fit with the culture at F5—it is open to innovation and people get to build solutions they love.”

Dennis, Manager, Product Development, San Jose


"F5 technology really stands apart from competitors because of performance. It’s exciting to know that F5 products are at the core of technology that people use every day."

David, Manager, Test Engineer, Seattle


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Company-hosted social events, including: Beer Friday, BBQs, holiday parties, and team outings

 

 

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On-site fitness facility with trainers available*

 

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Competitive salaries and retirement savings plan, including 401(k) with generous company match for US employees



  




Get a full list of benefits here.


*Plans vary by region

Offerings vary by office

*Seattle headquarters

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    We have a start up mentality that is not scaling to our swelling payroll
    Our ambitions are wide and tall; resulting in product quality issues
    New hires are not as skilled as "the olde guarde"

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    Company values are excellent. Continue focus on increasing cross-enterprise collaboration. Consider not being quite so date driven in the product release cycle. Market early "beta" access with customers and reward customers with discounts.

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F5 Networks Awards and Accolades

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Networking Innovation Award, SearchNetworking, 2014
2013 Executive Excellence Award, Seattle Business Magazine, 2013
Fast Tech 25, Forbes, 2013
AllianceOne Partner of the Year, HP, 2013
The 50 Most Powerfull People in Enterprise Tech (John McAdam), Business Insider, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.f5.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (FFIV)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue ₹50 to ₹100 billion (INR) per year

F5 Networks provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and... More

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