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Manager, Test Engineering -F5aaS at F5 Networks

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Description:

Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

Are you passionate about working with smart people on hard problems in an environment that values hard work, integrity and teamwork over individuals and rock stars? Want the excitement and fast pace of an exciting project, and opportunity to work with team members that are as smart and passionate about meeting customer needs as you?

We are looking for a Manager, Test Engineering who will bring unique skills in leadership, analysis, critical thinking, conflict management and risk management to accelerate our ability to deliver quickly in an ever-changing dynamic environment.

Position Summary:

This position manages the activities of systems development, applications development, test strategies and quality assurance functions for system enhancements and new products in the F5aaS group. Key responsibilities are to develop and manage people, provide technical leadership, lead project planning, facilitate communication, and offer product vision. Coordinates project timelines with Project and Development Managers, determines and obtains resources, assigns work, monitors progress and results, and provides technical leadership. This Manager is a champion for product quality within the department and is accountable for an assessment of product readiness and commitments on product delivery schedules. This is a first-level management position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Employee management including but not limited to sourcing, interviewing and hiring candidates for open positions, on-boarding, establishing goals, assigning or delegating work, providing on-the-job training, giving guidance to staff, conducting performance evaluations, approving paid time-off (PTO), developing performance improvement plans, and taking disciplinary action.

  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).

  • Act as an advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems.

  • Ensures milestones are being met; monitor, track and make visible

  • Develops and administers schedules, performance requirements; provides input into budgeting.

  • May meet with customers to communicate and review product features.

  • May communicate product roadmaps and project status to staff, senior management, and other product teams.

  • Evaluates and reviews new technologies on their applicability to product architecture and design.

  • Prioritizes product features resulting in the correct delivery of needed functionality.

  • Coordinates with development service groups resulting in greater communication and higher probability of on time delivery of products.

  • Responsible for upholding F5’s Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies.

  • 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 :

  • Knowledge and expertise in networking and automation engineering methodologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical teams

  • Proven ability to deliver products with highest quality, on time and within budget.

  • Demonstrated ability in mentoring and developing direct reports.

  • Experience with QA metrics and reporting

  • Extensive experience with test lab development and support

  • Extensive experience with bug tracking and triage systems

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated excellence in all written communications.

  • Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.
  • Duties may require being on call periodically or working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).  Duties may require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane, approximately 10 % of the time spent traveling.


  • B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or other technical degrees

  • 7+ years of software development experience

  • 3+ years leading or managing a development team


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

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.

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