Developer Manager

EMEA (Cork, Ireland) 27 days ago

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

NGINX, now part of F5, is the company behind the popular open source project. We offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. Together with F5, our combined solution bridges the gap between NetOps and DevOps, with multi-cloud application services that span from code to customer.

The NGINX Application Platform enables enterprises undergoing digital transformation to modernize legacy, monolithic applications, as well as deliver new, microservices-based applications. Companies like Netflix, Starbucks, and McDonalds rely on our products to reduce costs, improve resiliency, and speed up innovation.

The NGINX Business Unit at F5 is searching for an exceptional and experienced manager to lead a group of our Platform Engineering engineers based in Cork, Ireland. On our team, you will have a major hand in the design and development of the core platform underlying NGINX’s control plane enterprise applications as well as numerous OSS projects and our exciting new service mesh offering.


  • Support a hardworking team of software developers in Cork and build an environment underpinned by F5's core values
  • Provide mentorship and expertise for design and development of pieces of our products including the NGINX Controller
  • Be an experienced leader in the architecture, code patterns, testing and continuous integration details for areas your team works on
  • Collaborate with leadership in the Engineering organization on strategy, coordinate on dependencies, establish clear effective ownership for teams and continue to adjust to make the teams effective helping to deliver the best products we can
  • Support, mentor, and coach as well as provide professional development for your team. Collaborate across teams and deliver high quality software to meet customer needs
  • Perform continuous team member evaluations to enable frequent feedback
  • Identify hiring needs and be the hiring manager for recruiting Platform Engineers in Cork
  • Work with other teams within NGINX Controller and the larger F5 organization to deliver the vision and great features our customers will love
  • Collaborate with Product Management to align on product scope and interact closely with a distributed team

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience building and leading a geographically distributed team and enabling tight teamwork
  • Experience with Agile development, specifically MVP-style software development approach, enabling a monthly release cadence with semi-monthly sprint planning and review sessions
  • Background as a software engineer is critical with familiarity with the full tech stack for backend platform engineering e.g. Go, Nginx, Nats, RabbitMQ, Kubernetes, etc, time series databases, relational databases etc.
  • Specialist in various software architectures such as monolithic OO applications to distributed systems and microservices
  • Experience with modern CI/CD concepts like continuous integration and delivery, project management and reporting tool (e.g., Gitlab, CI/CD tools, Jira, Confluence, etc.)
  • Experience with different delivery mechanisms – SaaS continuous delivery to less frequent, but modern, on-prem release models
  • Experience with cloud technology and networking, especially load balancing is a must
  • Inspire and engage with your team while also interacting and collaborating with senior management and executives. View management as supporting and empowering your teams along with encouraging a great team culture


  • 3+ years of leading software teams
  • 10+ years in technology overall
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent experience


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.

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