Senior Staff Software Engineer (Next Gen - Prisma Access)

  • 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.

This position is located near the team at our Santa Clara, CA headquarters.

Job Description

Your Career
Prisma Access™ (formally GlobalProtect Cloud Service) provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security you need - and delivers it everywhere you need it. Using cutting-edge public and private cloud technologies extending the next-generation security protection to all cloud services, customers on-premise remote networks and mobile users.

We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to design, develop and deliver next-generation technologies within our Prisma Access team. We want passionate engineers who love to code and build great products. Engineers who bring new ideas in all facets of software development. We are looking for leaders who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to solve problems at every level. Collaboration and teamwork are at the foundation of our culture and we need engineers who can communicate at a high level and work well with others towards achieving a common goal.

Your Impact

  • You will be on the front line of innovation. Design, develop and implement highly scalable software features on our next-generation security platform as part of Prisma Access

  • Collaborate and work with the best and brightest development and quality assurance groups to achieve best in quality software

  • Suggest and implement improvements to the development process

  • Push security boundaries further with DevOps and the Technical Support teams to troubleshoot customer issues

  • Interview, mentor and coach new team members  

Qualifications

Your Experience

  • 4+ years of software development experience in cybersecurity, networking and related domains

  • Extensive hands-on programming skills in Python, Go, or Java

  • Experience with one or more cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and their technologies (Lambda functions, SNS/SQS etc.)

  • Strong knowledge of databases SQL, NoSQL, GraphDB etc.

  • Experience building RESTful API services

  • Experience developing distributed applications that use messaging infrastructures like Kafka.

  • Strong leadership skills with a can-do attitude

  • Domain knowledge of SD-WAN, SASE desired but not required

  • High energy and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Fast learner and eager to absorb new emerging technologies

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or equivalent required (M.S. Preferred)

Additional Information

The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of the Prisma Access service. Engineers on our team work on all aspects of the management and control plane of the service. This includes, Activation, Onboarding, Configuration, Orchestration, Data, APIs and much more. 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.


You’ll be working in a top tier cybersecurity company and collaborating with some of the brightest minds in technology. Our team doesn’t shy away from tackling big problems. You will help build and support the tools and infrastructure enabling our developers to release the products that our customers depend on to defend against cyberattacks. Joining this dynamic and fast-paced team will give you the opportunity and thrill of resolving the technical and process gaps that hold back productivity.

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.

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