Principal Consultant

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

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

Come join F5's Professional Services Consulting Group!

You will provide technical leadership be responsible for establishing projects and initiatives that have a positive impact on our Professional Services revenue.

As a member of our team, you will work with Product Management, Product Development, Support, and others to provide a Consulting perspective back into those organizations. You will also establish guide initiatives and New Product Introduction (NPI) processes within the Professional Services organization. You'll be enabled to effect change in our organization and the company as a whole and have the ability to guide and own new projects and initiatives from inception to completion.

You will cultivate working relationships with employees and organizations across the company, growing their transparency, perspective, understanding, and opportunity.

We are looking for consulting leadership fundamentals in our New York/New Jersey region!

Here's what you'll do

Technology Focus

  • As the authority in the field, you'll craft business processes and lead the technical design for all consultancy services
  • You will lead strategic projects and business development /initiatives for Professional Services.
  • Act as a liaison with key stakeholders in Product Development, Product Management, Business Development, Marketing, Services, NPI, and Solutions Architecture to plan, integrate, and ensure alignment of Professional Services with other organizations.
  • Serve as a primary point of responsibility for all inquiries on architecture reviews, architecture design and new architecture implementations.


Customer Management Focus
  • Deliver on high-profile consulting engagements when needed, but you'll mainly focus on building high-level business relationships and provide strong integration and impact across the business.
  • Deliver labor associated with high profile scoped Statements of Work to our customers.
  • You will develop and participate in high profile customer presentations.


Other Responsibilities
  • You will mentor and maintain a lead role for all consultants regarding Professional Services processes and our products.
  • Serve as a technical and procedural resource for Professional Services Sales staff.
  • Maintain expert level proficiency of ALL F5 products and technologies through self-directed and formal training.
  • Maintain and create new documentation that supports and describes our Professional Services offerings.


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 is subject to change.

Skills and abilities, you'll need to show us:

  • Provide a knowledgebase on all F5 products and technologies with a working knowledge of primary competitor technologies.
  • Authority of most networking concepts with a deep understanding of Ethernet, IP, TCP, UDP, and other related networking technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of the HTTP protocol and related technologies such as JSON, XML, and JavaScript.
  • Understanding of UNIX, Linux, and Windows variants.
  • Experience architecting complex solutions.
  • Diverse experience with programming and scripting in many languages such as TCL, Shell, Perl, Python, C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, etc.
  • Proficiency in industry standard security technologies and products, including: Network Firewalls, WAFs (Web Application Firewalls), IDS/IPS, etc.
  • Working knowledge of cryptographic concepts and implementations such as SSL/TLS, DNSSEC, PKI, and IPSEC).
  • Experience with risk identification, analysis, assessment, and mitigation.
  • Experience with vulnerability concepts and penetration testing.
  • Working knowledge of SIEM implementations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex issues down to potential contributing components, identify root case if possible or gather supporting evidence for escalation.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to transfer complex ideas to a wide audience through both verbal and written communication.
  • Proven strong written project scoping and technical documentation skills.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain relationships in varied organizations and assist in the successful creation of relevant service and product offerings.


How do you qualify?

  • Hold BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • Come in with at least 15 years related experience.
  • We'd prefer if you have 7 years previous work experience in a Professional Services consultancy capacity.


Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Duties require the ability to travel up to 50% via automobile and airplane and may require periodically outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).
  • Job may be performed on-site at a customer facility or data center, or in an office environment sitting at a desk or computer table. When not on-site at customer location, the position may be remote or at nearest F5 office.
  • Duties require the ability to utilize a computer / laptop, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.
  • Job requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.


Background Screening

This role involves customer facing engagements and may be subject to additional background check requirements per customer requests. All screenings and results will be subject to applicable law and F5 policies and may be used to determine work assignment or further employment eligibility.

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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.

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.


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