Principal Performance Engineer
- Santa Clara, CA, USA
- Department: Engineering
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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