Principal Engineer, Cloud Security

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

Company Description

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 a member of the Cloud Security/Virtualization team at Palo Alto Networks, you will develop our next-generation virtualization and cloud security offerings. Responsibilities will include designing and implementing security solutions for cloud and container environments, new hypervisor deployments and integrations with public and private clouds, and core networking improvements in pure software environments.

Your Impact

  • You will participate in all phases of the product development cycle, from definition, design, through implementation and test

  • Develop functional specifications, assess task requirements and scheduling, and participate in development, debug and support

  • Creatively use your hands-on experience with cloud technologies, container/virtualization technologies, various hypervisors, system software, and networking, as well as your experience with Linux kernel software development

Qualifications

Your Experience

  • Proficient Python or GO programming

  • Strong experience and knowledge of cloud architecture, orchestration and networking

  • Experience in developing software for public cloud like AWS, Azure or GCP

  • Experience in microservice architectures and distributed systems on public cloud infrastructure

  • Experience in software development on Linux platform

  • Experience in Kubernetes/container is a plus

  • Experience in developing software for VMware ESX, KVM, or Hyper-V is a plus

  • Ability to program in C language is a plus 

  • Experience with Terraform or Cloud template is a plus

  • Fast learner and excellent problem solving skills

  • Ability to work well with a group of senior engineers in a dynamic, fast-paced environment 

  • 5+ years of related programming experience desired

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.

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.

Privacy PolicyImprint