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F5 Networks, Inc Senior Software Engineer - RP1026514 in SEATTLE, Washington

At F5, we strive to bring a better digital world to life. Our teams empower organizations across the globe to create, secure, and run applications that enhance how we experience our evolving digital world. We are passionate about cybersecurity, from protecting consumers from fraud to enabling companies to focus on innovation. Everything we do centers around people. That means we obsess over how to make the lives of our customers, and their customers, better. And it means we prioritize a diverse F5 community where each individual can thrive. About the TeamF5 Inc. sits between the Internet and some of the largest companies on Earth. We keep their applications running fast, safe, and efficiently. F5s hardware and software products are highly configurable and blazingly fast. The Rapid Development Team (RDT) is the customer facing side of F5 Product Engineering and has the charter to keep our existing clientele happy. RDT accomplishes this through two major arenas diagnosing and resolving the hardest customer issues (SRs) using a dedicated group of elite software engineers who thrive on the hunt. Successful RDT developers solve difficult unique problems, can multi-task efficiently, communicate calmly, and enjoy playing the hero. RDT has a unique vantage point within F5 Product Engineering. Our Software Engineers understand the product in its entirety not only how the features work but how they work together. This makes RDT engineers highly valued at F5. Some of the best engineers at F5 work for or have worked for RDT. Position SummaryThis position is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and solution of complex software issues. Must also be able to design, develop, and maintain high-quality code for product components. Perform as an individual contributor and collaborate with peers under the direction of technical leads on assigned project teams. Requires little direct management to complete most of the development tasks. Primary Responsibilities *Evaluate and solve difficult software failures *Improve the existing functionality *Serve as source of technical expertise to a project team and as a mentor for junior staff members *Work cross functionally integrating, testing and debugging issues with existing system wide software *Collaborate with team members and technical leads *Evaluate the design and implementation of current source code *Build tools and infrastructure to improve F5s components and features *May conduct internal and external presentations *May participate in hiring and onboarding process Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Essential: *Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms *Strong knowledge in any of the following languages: C, C++, Java *Excellent analytic / trouble-shooting and debugging skills *Knowledge and experience with network, security and web technologies such as TCP, UDP, IP, HTTP, L4-L7, DNS, SSL, tunneling, SIP, Diameter and such *Experience in software design and development *Experience programming in Linux networking and OS internals *Successfully manage ambiguity in work *Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communications *Demonstrates emerging leadership skills. Serves as de facto lead in small group *Self-motivated and adventurous Nice-to-have: *Experience with Docker/OpenShift/Kubernetes is a plus *Experience with one or more scripting language such as Python, Perl, shell script, javascript and/or node.js *Agile based software development methodologies like SCRUM Qualifications *Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree; or 6 yea