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Palo Alto Networks

4.2 | Santa Clara, CA | Computer & Network Security | 5001 to 10000 Employees
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Posted 2 months ago on July 30, 2020

Principal Software Engineer (NGFW Management Software)

Full-time in Santa Clara, CA
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The People You Work With
4.5
Overall Satisfaction
4.5
Paid Time Off
4.4
Flexible Work Hours
4.4
Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
4.4
Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company headquartered in the Santa Clara, CA area with 5001 to 10000 employees. Palo Alto Networks has a 4.2-star InHerSight Score, based on 1,186 ratings from 82 employees. 28 employees have left comments about their experience working for the company on InHerSight.

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 responsible for the design and development of a scalable distributed management plane infrastructure to manage Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation network security solutions.


  Your Impact

  • Actively participate and collaborate with team members to develop next-generation architecture

  • Define and scope new features for improving logging infrastructure

  • Design and develop highly scalable on-premise central management software for managing devices at scale in hybrid deployments

  • Take ownership and work with product management, development and quality assurance groups in a fast-paced environment


 Your Experience

  • Experience developing on a Linux Platform

  • MS/BS in Computer Science or Equivalent

  • Excellent programming skills

  • Experience managing large scale data in a distributed appliance deployment

  • Experience or knowledge in distributed system development is a plus

  • Experience programming in C is highly desirable, Golang is a plus

  • Experience working with commonly used infrastructure tools like Zookeeper, Kafka, Redis, Elasticsearch is a plus

  • Network appliance development experience is a plus

  • Must be a self starter with ability to architect and deliver large complex solutions




 The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products and 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.  Avi!



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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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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