Principal Performance Engineer

  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Engineering

Company Description

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to best. 

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to best. In return, your career will have a tangible impact – one that's working toward technology that affects every level of society.

Our mission doesn’t happen by treading softly – no, it happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed – intentionally – to stay ahead of the world’s next cyberthreat.

Job Description

The Public Cloud Security team is responsible for building products that protect data, workloads and infrastructure for some of the largest enterprise customers in the world. We help the customers in their journey to the public cloud by ensuring they have the best in class protection. The public cloud market has been growing at a very rapid rate for the last few years. As more and more enterprises use public cloud, there is an insatiable demand for securing workloads in public cloud. With the recent acquisition of two leading companies in this space - RedLock and Evident.io, Palo Alto Networks is now the market leader.

Your Impact

  • Build, execute and analyze performance tests of PCS micro services

  • Develop performance frameworks including test automation

  • Build tooling for Performance, Development and Operations

  • Define testing strategy, metrics and execute performance related requirements

  • Work with AWS technologies and tools

Your Experience

  • BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering, or equivalent experience

  • At least 5 years of software performance testing and analysis experience, preferably with SaaS applications

  • At least 2 years experience automating performance tests, ideally as part of CI/CD pipeline using Jenkins or similar tools

  • Testing and analyzing SaaS products in cloud systems such as AWS, GCP or Azure

  • Usage of programming and test automation languages like Python and Pytest

  • Profiling performance of Java based applications using tools such as Java Flight Recorder or JProfiler

  • REST API testing

  • Container technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes

  • Analyzing Java heap and thread dumps

  • Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases

  • Working with Big Data databases such as PostgresSQL, RDS, RedShift

  • Reporting and visualization tools such as Splunk, SignalFx, Grafana, Prometheus, Kibana

  • Strong interest and aptitude for analytical problem solving

  • Good understanding of distributed systems, computer architecture and operating systems

  • Self-starter and highly motivated individual 

  • Passion for automation, keeping up-to-date on the latest tools and technologies.

  • Strong communication skills and can-do attitude.

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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

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.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected]

Additional Information

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