Product Management Engineer - Security Products

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

F5 Networks Security Business owns some of the fastest growing of the company's products. As a key driver of F5's future growth, the security business is a key area of strategic interest for F5. You will join the new leadership of the security business unit in driving that growth and expanding our footprint in the security market.

The Product Management Engineer II (PME II) is a technical resource within the Product Management organization responsible product analysis and technical documentation of the SSL visibility products. They are also responsible for the analysis of competitor's products, sales, and strategy in the network packet broker space. PME IIs are expected to have product knowledge (both F5 and competitive), technical sales ability, and a high level of networking engineering knowledge (including design and troubleshooting).

Primary Responsibilities

Participate in the overall product strategy as well as assist in the creation of sales materials focusing on competitive advantages

Provide product and market analysis to Product Management and Product Development

Work independently on technical issues with minimal need for supervision or assistance

Full ownership of assigned projects throughout the project lifecycle

Partner closely with other team members and departments

Perform analyses and testing of competitor products in order to enhance F5 product management requirements

Contributing expert on competitors and their products

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required - both oral and written, with the ability to articulate and educate others about complex technology simply

Ability to create simple Power Point presentations based on complex technical data

Functional knowledge of underlying web technologies including HTTP, HTML and JavaScript

Functional knowledge of networking products such as routers, firewalls, Windows and/or Linux/UNIX server

Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking and related protocols

Strong knowledge in Network Engineering

Ability to rapidly understand new technologies

Strong written and verbal communications

Experience with various performance tools associated with stress testing preferred

Duties are performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table.

Ability to work flexible hours based on a milestone driven test/product development cycle

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 15% of the time spent traveling.


BA/BS Computer Science Degree with 8 years experience; or equivalent education and work experience.

2+ years relevant work experience required: Preferably in engineering, IT, technical sales or consulting related to network products.

Technical sales experience preferred

Competitive Intelligence experience preferred


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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