Director - Prisma Access Engineering

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

Company Description

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.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Job Description

Your Career

In a world where remote work is the new norm, organizations’ perimeters are much more loosely defined and cloud-native apps replace data centers rapidly, a new approach is needed to provide connectivity, compliance and security for all.

As the Prisma access US Director, you will be responsible for both delivering the existing Global Protect agent to over 100 Million users, as well as taking part in building the next generation of the Prisma Access product, designing and building capabilities for the new generation of Prisma Access agent.  You will also be responsible for building an A-Team to carry out these tasks.

Your Impact

  • Full responsibility of a product used today by millions of people worldwide.

  • Great leader and excellent technologist that can be part of building the next-generation of our Prisma access vision.

  • Hire, Mentor, support and grow team members

  • Technical Leadership across the platform, ensure the team builds software that is architecturally consistent and of high quality

  • Work in close coordination with other teams in the company, including PM, support. Other engineering teams and sometimes also customers

  • Participate in researching the most advanced remote access technologies.

  • Write design documents, SW development guidelines, and best practices.

Qualifications

Your Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in Windows ,MacOS or Linux system-level programming (Kernel & User mode)

  • Managed a team of Kernel / User mode developers for at least 2 years.

  • Strong C and C++ programming skills

  • Experience with one or more of the following skills/technologies is an advantage: VPN (IPSEC, SSL, Wireguard…), Host integrity, Python

  • Passion for software engineering coding

  • Attention to details and high coding standards

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, work under pressure and maintain focus and a sense of humor.

  • Ability to cooperate with other teams in the company.

Additional Information

The Team

To stay ahead of the curve, it’s critical to know where the curve is, and how to anticipate the changes we’re facing. For the fastest-growing cybersecurity company, the curve is the evolution of cyberattacks and access technology and the products and services that dedicatedly address them. Our engineering team is at the core of our products – connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks and enabling secure access to all on-prem and cloud applications. They are constantly innovating – challenging the way we, and the industry, think about Access and security. These engineers aren’t shy about building products to solve problems no one has pursued before. They define the industry, instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

Our engineering team is provided with an unrivaled chance to create the products and practices that will support our company growth over the next decade, defining the cybersecurity industry as we know it. If you see the potential of how incredible people and products can transform a business, this is the team for you.   If the prospect of affecting tens of millions of people, enabling them to work remotely securely and easily in ways never done before, thrill you - you belong with us.

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.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, 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 [email protected].

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.

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

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