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Solutions Architect (Remote)

Wilmington, North Carolina
Job Type
21 Jul 2022
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, is searching for Solution Architects to join our Enterprise presales team. This team helps clients successfully design our products into modern application architectures including technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Rancher, Git, Terraform, public and private clouds, CI/CD pipelines, etc. These modern application technologies are seeing widespread adoption, but companies struggle to hire or build the skills necessary to deploy and operate them in production. The presales team reduces this gap by working directly with customers to assist in the design of a loosely based architecture that will address their goals.

The Enterprise presales team works on proof-of-concepts to successfully demonstrate F5 products in customer environments prior to purchase and applying best practices and architecting within customer environments to ensure proper operation, scalability, and security after purchase. Solution Architects also partner with teams across F5, such as Pre-Sales Engineering, Post-Sales Professional Services and Customer Success, to ensure client environments are production ready and secure.

  • Meet with clients to understand their needs and their existing hardware/software environment(s)
  • Collaborate across teams, internally and externally, to ensure client infrastructures are set up so that F5 products can be successfully deployed in production, and are secure, scalable, and manageable.
  • Provide feedback to product management and product development and share learnings by creating content, such as: blog posts, deployments guides, best practice guides, code, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to:
  • Create big-picture software solutions through the application of forward-thinking architecture and implementation technology principles, with a strong understanding of:
  • Complex application architectures
  • Microservices and containers
  • Public and private clouds technologies
  • Automation and orchestration concepts and tools
  • L4-7 network protocols, especially HTTP/S
  • CI/CD technologies
  • Linux
  • Experience with the following a plus:
  • Service Mesh
  • Ability to code in at least one of: Golang, Java, JavaScript and Python.
  • Maintains an up-to-date, comprehensive knowledge of the latest technology trends around modern application environments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; able to share highly technical information in a comprehensive way
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; able to build rapport with coworkers and clients, often across multiple time zones
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills, with a high level of detail

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree; and/or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of experience in relevant roles
  • Experience with NGINX and NGINX Ingress controller
  • Experience with Kubernetes in a production environment
  • Ability to travel as needed ( 25%+)

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.

Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending or auto email notification from Yello/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 .
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  • Job Reference: 664005321-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: F5
  • Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent