Our Aspen Mesh team is looking for a strong talent to help grow our customer support into the Asia-Pacific region. This role is highly technical, customer-facing, and there are variable shifts to assist in providing business hours support to New Zealand and Australia. You will support our DevOps Engineers and Site Reliability Engineers (Aspen Mesh customers) as they implement, configure, and architect their service mesh solutions. You’ll also work closely with our customer and engineering teams.

Attractions of the job

The Aspen Mesh Cloud Native Product Engineer is a new position within F5’s portfolio. Aspen Mesh is building an enterprise-class service mesh solution, led by some of the brightest minds in the container networking field. This is an opportunity to advance your career in the cloud native and microservices spaces by gaining expertise in technologies such as Istio, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Envoy and more in cloud environments such AWS, Azure and GCP. Each day, you’ll get to work alongside experts in these technologies as you contribute to our customer’s success and to the Aspen Mesh product. If you enjoy being challenged with a mix of systems design, architectural problem-solving and in-the-weeds troubleshooting, this is the position for you!

What will you do?

  • Assist customers with a wide array of issues, from simple to complex.
  • Assist with maintaining and detailing knowledge base articles to ensure free flow of information and knowledge.
  • Take ownership of customer tickets assigned to you and be responsible for driving them to resolution, particularly for customers in the APAC region.
  • Respond to and resolve customer issues in a timely, professional manner, to the customer’s happiness.
  • Experiment with new Aspen Mesh and Istio releases to learn more about the product, test new features, and explore use cases to better understand and support customers’ needs.
  • Research customer issues and Istio configurations in order to respond to customer queries.
  • Listen for unmet needs that Aspen Mesh might be able to solve and communicate those to the product team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good experience with Linux command line and administration.
  • Experience with container technologies such as Docker, and Kubernetes/Kubernetes distributions (OpenShift, AWS EKS, GKE, etc.).
  • Familiarity with popular cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • An understanding of microservice architectures, and the benefits and challenges that they bring.
  • Proven grasp of TCP/IP networking, web and security technologies (HTTP/HTTP2, DNS, TLS/SSL, load balancing, authorization, etc.).
  • Knowledge of KCS (Knowledge Centered Services) a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with proven ability to identify problems and bring solutions to the table
  • Strong documentation skills and ability to communicate complex technical details in writing.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills. This individual will need to be able to spot common customer configuration issues.
  • Able to read, write, and speak English fluently, including moderately complex technical concepts. Additional languages a plus.
  • Solid skills in MS Office and with standard professional applications.

How do you qualify?

  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience working in the Information Technology or Information Security fields
  • Shown background in customer service/support and IT, network or IT security incident management
  • Experience with corporate customers in production environments
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or showcase equivalent experience
  • Known to work handling complex projects from start to finish, working optimally across functional teams.
  • Excellent ethical and professional standards.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Duties are performed in a corporate environment while sitting at a desk or computer table.
  • This role requires occasional availability outside normal business hours to align with global customers.