Principal Software Engineer- Volterra at F5 Networks, Inc

Posted in General Business 2 days ago.

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!

Why do you want to join our team?

Life at F5 is never dull. We are constantly identifying industry trends and disruptions, then innovating to get ahead of future customer needs—creating application services that help the world’s leading organizations deliver their critical business apps faster and with the highest levels of flexibility, security, performance, and support.

But our success isn’t driven solely by what we do. We also care deeply about how we do it. At F5, our culture is how we live, every single day. And it’s producing extraordinary results—not only for our customers, but also for our employees. We understand that your life is about more than just work, so we’re committed to a culture that supports your whole life.

Position Summary

Volterra is now part of F5. Together, we’re enabling the Edge 2.0 revolution. Volterra is looking for a Principal Software Engineer with in-depth experience in high scale distributed systems. You will participate in the design and implementation of Volterra's Edge Computing platform that is used to deploy global, scalable and secure applications. Your work includes, but not limited to, API definition, implementation, deployment, operational management, and debugging.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver infrastructure solutions that will help build, deploy and handle the service components of the Volterra platform

  • Collaborate with architects and technical leaders to vet and implement the design

  • Investigate various open source and close source technologies, components, libraries, tools etc. and help build a highly available, highly scalable and easily manageable system

  • Demonstrate technical leadership in multiple domain areas, providing mentorship to other team members

  • Demonstrate leadership by taking responsibility and ownership of software components and deliver a complete product satisfying functional, scale, performance and manageability requirements

  • Hands-on coding in multiple languages while considering performance, scalability, maintainability, and flexibility


  • Strong experience with building and designing distributed network control planes.

  • Technical confidence and familiarity with DevOps tools, techniques and more importantly, mindset

  • Hands on experience in languages such as Python or Golang

  • Problem-solving attitude

  • Good understanding of Virtualization technologies like KVM, Docker etc.

  • Solid understanding of Cloud orchestration systems such as Openstack, Kubernetes etc.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal, team building, and mentoring skills

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 10+ years of experience in software development and/or test automation


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.

Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with or auto email notification from Yello/Workday (ending with or

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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