Primary Responsibilities :
Continuously identify and research emerging cloud security technologies, practices, and companies.
Build cloud security blueprints for different cloud vendors to support the field and sales team to help with customer's cloud adoption.
Incorporate Open Source software to build a solution with the knowledge of security related open source projects and communities.
Champion the use of these tools within our company and customers.
Develop specific opinions and offer strong guidance for security technologies as they may be applied to newer application deployment models.
Develop strong, clear understanding about desirable security integration opportunities for F5. Provide clear, concise guidance to product managers who seek to introduce new products in these markets.
Consult across internal business units and technical audiences on the connection between technology strategy and future product / service offerings.
Interact with a range of external audiences to listen / learn and to evangelize / influence to increase F5 thought leadership and credibility.
Participate actively in security communities and standards bodies.
Advocate consistency for hardware, software and product architectures in line with the vision and strategic direction of the company.
Drive strategic design partnership projects, serving as a consultant to top management concerning new or projected areas of technological research and innovation.
Generate and promote new theories, concepts, principles and methodologies within your specialty area.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Travel : Domestic and International up to 30%
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities :
Strong experience designing and developing (or architecting and operating) cloud solutions.
Strong ability to analyze, compare, and contrast capabilities and constraints of various cloud security approaches for applications and network services with a critical eye.
Background working in Agile environments, methods, and tooling. Practical experience with security architectures surrounding containerized environments is a plus.
Understand key differences between traditional and cloud-native / hybrid infrastructure and applications, and be able to demonstrate how that applies to security architectures.
Ability to understand costs and risks from a customer perspective and educate others on these areas.
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and simply.
Possess a natural inclination to explore, prototype, and self-teach.
Minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor; or 12 years and Masters; or a PhD with 8 year experience; or equivalent experience.
At least 10 years of software engineering or cloud technologies experience.
At least 5 years as an Architect crafting distributed application, network or infrastructure design.
F5 networks is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace diversity.
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.