Principal Engineer Software (NetSec R&D)

Santa Clara, United States

Palo Alto Networks

Implement Zero Trust, Secure your Network, Cloud workloads, Hybrid Workforce, Leverage Threat Intelligence & Security Consulting. Cybersecurity Services & Education for CISO’s, Head of Infrastructure, Network Security Engineers, Cloud...

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Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Job Description

Your Career

We're seeking innovators - engineers who seek to design new products, designing state-of-the-art products that do not exist today. These engineers love to code with a drive to build global products and bring new ideas to develop security disciplines to solve real-world problems. We are looking for talent engineers who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to pursue problems at every level. Collaboration is at the heart of our culture and we need engineers who can communicate at a high level and work well with multi-functional teams towards achieving a common goal.

Your Impact

Participate in the design and implementation of threat prevention & AppID cloud services for public cloud and private cloud features
Participate in all phases of the product development cycle, from definition, design, through implementation and test
Provide real-time security services to customers
Work with PLM on new feature requirement
Work with QA and DevOps on new release deployment
Work with support to handle customer issues
Work with security researchers and data scientist on a new feature request


Your Experience

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent military experience required
  • Solid programming skills in GoLang, Python or Java
  • Solid knowledge and skills on Linux
  • Solid skills with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Rich GCP experience is a plus
  • Solid knowledge of web servers/proxies such as NGINX, envoy
  • 6+ years of working experience on data infrastructure platforms
  • Strong microservice development experience
  • Rich Experience with SQL and No-SQL DB technologies such as MySQL, Redis
  • Hands-on experience with the queuing system such as RabbitMQ, Kafka, experience with Pub/Sub is a plus
  • Solid skills in multi-threads and multi-processes programming and experience in a distributed system are preferred
  • DevOps experience is a plus
  • Teamwork, problem-solving and a can-do attitude

Additional Information

The Team

We are the Advanced Threat Prevention Cloud team. Our engineering team is at the core of our products – deliver the best of security services on the cloud to prevent cyberattacks. We are constantly innovating – challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. Our engineers don't shy away from building products to solve problems no one has pursued before.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $144,200/yr to $233,200/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.


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Tags: Cloud Computer Science DevOps Docker GCP Golang Java Kafka Kubernetes Linux MySQL Nginx Python RabbitMQ R&D Redis SQL

Perks/benefits: Career development Equity / stock options Medical leave Salary bonus Startup environment

Region: North America
Country: United States

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