Product Management Engineer

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

The Cloud Product Management team is looking for a Product Management Engineer II (PME) who has technical sales ability as wells as complete product knowledge (both F5 and competitive) and expert level (in-depth) networking engineering experience (including design and troubleshooting). As a PME you'll perform proof of concept development, competitive research and analysis, and solution validation. PMEs partner with the Product Management team to deliver critical technical inputs to inform product and go to market strategies.

Attractions of the Job

  • Work with PM and PD to influence product roadmap and solutions.
  • Balance of technical and business analysis.
  • Work with F5, partner, and competitive products.

Primary Responsibilities

Solution Testing and Feature Validation (40% of time)

  • Validate product requirements are met and properly integrated into the product per release.
  • Promote new products by building product demonstrations and presentations for customer and resellers.
  • Create example solutions leveraging F5 technologies to support go to market projects.

Proof of Concept and New Technology Development (40%of time)

  • Prototype new solutions and define new use cases for LTM and Acceleration products.
  • Influence market and product requirements and document requirements based on solutions developed.
  • Coordinate the design and conduct tests which characterize the baseline performance as well as the improvement performance after F5 technologies are deployed

Competitive Research and Analysis (20% of time)

  • Coordinating design and conducting competitive product demos
  • Provide product and market analysis, comparing competitive solutions and product strategies.

Other Responsibilities

  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP networking and layer 7 protocols
  • Knowledge of underlying web technologies including HTTP, HTML and JavaScript
  • Experience with various performance tools associated with stress testing a plus
  • Performed competitive product research and analysis
  • Experience with real world application deployments
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to rapidly pick up new technologies
  • Handling technical issues of any degree of complexity with minimal need for supervision or assistance

Qualifications

  • 2+ years relevant work experience required
  • Undergraduate Computer Science Degree or equivalent work experience recommended.
  • Strong industry background including past experience with one or more of the following: load balancing, application layer firewalls, SSL VPNs, web acceleration, or WAN acceleration.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required – both oral and written, with the ability to articulate and educate others about complex technology simply
  • Technical sales experience preferred
  • C/C++ experience a plus
  • Demonstrable appreciation for user experience
  • Fluent in various scripting languages for test automation

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Duties are performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table. Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.
  • Duties may require being on call periodically and working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).
  • Duties may require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane, approximately 15% of the time spent traveling.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry items weighing 40 pounds frequently
  • Physical ability to cable network devices and equipment
  • Flexible hours based on a milestone driven test/product development cycle

Benefits

We provide competitive salaries, a world class benefits package, including 100% of the premium for employee medical, dental and vision insurance, highly subsidized premiums for dependent coverage, 401K match, employees stock purchase plan, 18 days paid time off within the 1st year and 9 paid holidays, life insurance, short & long term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

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.

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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