Principal Security Researcher

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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.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. 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.

Your Career

You will be apart of the team that develops the content to power the Palo Alto Networks’s next generation firewall. The content team is responsible for identifying applications, devices and threats on enterprise customers’ network.

As a member of the content team, you have the opportunity to work on different projects to improve customer network visibility as well as threat prevention. As a security researcher, you will research different protocols and the fundamental design of firewall to discover and prevent various firewall evasion technique.

Your Impact

  • Research protocol RFC and related application implementation
  • Research and provide a defense mechanism against popular protocol, firewall evasions
  • Research protocols and develops protocol decoder
  • Research OT/IoT protocol and its security
  • Research common file types and do identification, blocking and DLP

Your Experience

  • Excellent understanding of common networking protocols such as HTTP, SSL, FTP and etc.
  • Knowledge of next generation firewall and its content engineHands on experience with common evasion tools/techniques such as stonesoft evader, Noxxi and etc.
  • Experience with Perl, Python and Shell Scripts
  • Knowledge of OT/IoT security is a big plus
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products – connected directly to the mission of preventing 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.

We define the industry, instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of a challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

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.

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