Software Architect – Endpoint Security

San Jose, CA, United States

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Zscaler, creator of the Zero Trust Exchange platform, helps you reduce business risk while enabling you to realize the promise of digital transformation.

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Company Description

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so that customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is the company’s cloud-native platform that protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. 

With more than 10 years of experience developing, operating, and scaling the cloud, Zscaler serves thousands of enterprise customers around the world, including 450 of the Forbes Global 2000 organizations. In addition to protecting customers from damaging threats, such as ransomware and data exfiltration, it helps them slash costs, reduce complexity, and improve the user experience by eliminating stacks of latency-creating gateway appliances. 

Zscaler was founded in 2007 with a mission to make the cloud a safe place to do business and a more enjoyable experience for enterprise users. Zscaler’s purpose-built security platform puts a company’s defenses and controls where the connections occur—the internet—so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications and workloads reside.

Job Description

The Endpoint team at ZScaler is responsible for developing a cross-platform client application for Windows, MacOS, Android, IOS and Linux in securing the device traffic. You will have domain expertise in developing networking applications on one or more platforms. You will ideally have worked on a VPN client or similar client application and understand the intricacies of multi-version multi-platform networking client apps. This is a technical leadership position; you will be involved in evolving concepts to products; providing solutions to problems for our customers. You will be leading all aspects of product development lifecycle – requirements research, discussion/analysis, design, scope estimation, planning, implementation, code reviews and unit testing, documentation, POCs, deployment and continuing engineering. You will be the go-to person for the engineers, PMs and management for technical consultation.

The Software Architect will be responsible for:

  • Build and enhance best in class endpoint application for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS and Linux to securely forward traffic to ZScaler Cloud
  • Innovate, ideate, prototype and tinker to expand the product areas
  • Collaborate with internal ZScaler teams as domain expert for all Mobile platform versions 
  • Ability to research into new areas of technical areas as the product expands
  • Ability to estimate complex projects and help execute project plans
  • Serve as technical subject matter expert and help resolve customer deployment issues and champion the product
  • Collaborate with Product Managers to fulfill product roadmap and with Technology partners to bring innovative solutions to market
  • Building technical solutions involving third party products, open source and partners 


  • 15+ years software engineering experience with 5 years as an architect
  • 5+ years in networking Endpoint development  
  • Hands on Networking programming experience with VPN like technologies
  • Strong knowledge of L2/L3 networking protocols and services - DNS, DHCP. HTTP, TCP/IP, SSL/TLS
  • Experience with Web Proxy, VPN clients and endpoint firewall
  • Knowledge of user Authentication mechanisms 
  • Experience with complexities of a secure and hardened cross-platform software development is a strong plus
  • Mobile device Management (MDM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is a plus
  • Experience developing cross platform end points 
  • Passion for excellence in product development processes and best practices 

Education Requirements

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related field is required, Masters is preferred

Additional Information

The base salary range for this full-time position is $189,150 to $291,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

Zscaler’s salary ranges are benchmarked and are determined by role and level. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations and could be higher or lower based on a multitude of factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


What You Can Expect From Us:

  • An environment where you will be working on cutting edge technologies and architectures
  • A fun, passionate and collaborative workplace
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including equity

Why Zscaler?

People who excel at Zscaler are smart, motivated and share our values. Ask yourself: Do you want to team with the best talent in the industry? Do you want to work on disruptive technology? Do you thrive in a fluid work environment? Do you appreciate a company culture that enables individual and group success and celebrates achievement? If you said yes, we’d love to talk to you about joining our award-winning team. 

Additional information about Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS ) is available at

Zscaler is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Zscaler is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations or adjustments) in our recruiting processes for candidates who are differently abled, have long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please contact us by sending an email to   This email address is used specifically for accommodation requests only, and resumes, CV's, or questions other than accommodations will not be replied to or accepted.


Tags: Agile Android Cloud Computer Science DNS Endpoint security Firewalls iOS Linux MacOS Open Source POCs TCP/IP TLS VPN Windows

Perks/benefits: Competitive pay Equity Health care Salary bonus

Region: North America
Country: United States
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