Senior Principal Software Engineer (NGFW) Next Generation Firewall

  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • 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

As part of the Strata Network Security dataplane team, you are responsible for developing and innovating solutions for Palo Alto Networks next-generation Firewalls. Specifically in the areas of routing protocols, networking technologies and data plane architecture. You will also be responsible for innovation, developing proof of concept and productizing 'new' ideas by implementing them and collaborating with team members.

Your Impact

  • Responsible for development of NextGen Network Security Components and Protocols for State-of-the-art firewalls deployed at Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud, and Service Provider environments
  • Development of features and architecture for NextGen Security Hardware and Virtual platforms in areas of Network Security/Threats, support routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, OSPFv3, PIM, IGMP) and stateful TCP/L4/L7 inspection
  • Develop scalable software solutions for a distributed session architecture spanning across a cluster of firewalls- Work with multi-functional team members on feature requirements, including but not limited to Product Management, QA, Support, etc Product visionary, ideas on competitive edge, Effective decision maker, take ownership and independently drive, lead tasks and assignments
  • Responsible for development of NextGen Network Security Components and Protocols for State-of-the-art firewalls deployed at Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud, and Service Provider environments
  • Lead development and architecture of NextGen Security Hardware and Virtual platforms in areas on Network Security, Platform software and Innovation
  • Develop scalable flow architecture for tunneling protocols, mobility protocols, high availability solution for Stateful Failover
  • Develop security modules with disruptive technologies based on deep packet inspection (DPI) and Machine Learning (ML) Algorithms
  • Work with multi-functional team members on feature requirements, including but not limited to Product Management, QA, Support, etc
  • Product visionary, ideas on competitive edge, Effective decision maker, take ownership and independently drive, lead tasks and assignments

 

Qualifications

Your Experience

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

  • Experience of in-depth C programming experience

  • Architect/Senior Principal Engineer experience in networking technologies, system architecture

  • Strong technical knowledge in computer architecture and systems engineering

  • Experience in Intel and Cavium network processors desired

  • Knowledge in Cloud solutions is desired

  • Strong experience in large scale software development on Unix/Linux

  • In-depth knowledge in networking (L1-L7) protocols and tunneling technologies (IPsec, GRE, GTP)

  • Experience on data plane forwarding and network processor 

Additional Information

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 [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.

Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $138,900/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.

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