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Palo Alto Networks Principal Software Engineer (Cloud Management Platform) in Santa Clara, California

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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your well-being support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Your Career

Help build what is next. Our Cloud Management Platform is a public cloud delivered management platform to manage all Palo Alto Networks Next generation network security solutions. It’s an easy-to-use, scalable and secure platform to operationalize complex deployments using the Palo Alto Networks network security portfolio.

Your Impact

  • Conceptualize, Collaborate and Develop highly scalable cloud native Network Management System for managing devices and services at scale in hybrid deployments

  • Lead and Design next-generation configuration data management architecture and security posture products for customers

  • Build Consolidated and unified framework to support aiops functionality including bpa (best practice checks and custom checks), policy optimizer, policy analyzer for all of the form factors

  • Hands-on participation in developing next generation configuration management architecture

  • Technical leadership and end-to-end delivery of solutions in collaboration with cross-functional product management, development and quality assurance teams in a fast paced environment

  • Deliberate and build frameworks to improve quality of micro services

  • Work with Devops and Technical Support teams to investigate and resolve critical customer defects

  • Recruit and Mentor new team members

Your Experience

  • MS/BS in Computer Science or equivalent or equivalent military experience

  • 8+ years of experience in building large enterprise applications required

  • 3+ years experience in technical leadership roles in building major cloud native apps or subsystems

  • Proven ability to lead and collaborate with many cross-functional teams with an emphasis on end-to-end delivery

  • Experience in the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, peer review, and operations

  • Excellent programming skills in Golang or C is a must

  • Experience building data management solutions using transactional data stores is required

  • Strong fundamentals in object oriented design and development is a must

  • Experience with or familiarity of Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration is required

  • Python is highly desirable

  • Experience developing in Kubernetes based environments is a plus

  • Experience developing microservice based solutions on public cloud infrastructure is highly desirable

  • Knowledge of and experience building enterprise software with graph databases is highly desirable

  • Experience building network and security configuration management systems is highly desirableExperience building appliance based network management solutions is highly desirable

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 the products and services that proactively address them. Our engineering team is at the core of our products – connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. They are constantly innovating – challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. These engineers aren’t shy about creating products to solve problems no one has tackled 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 opportunity to build 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 products can transform a business, this is the team for you. If you don’t wait for directions, instead, identifying new features and opportunities we have to just get better, this is your new career.

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 .

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.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $170,000/yr to $275,000/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here ( .

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: Yes