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Sr Software Engineer (Cloud Native NMS)



Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

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.

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 wellbeing 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!

Job Description

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
  • 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

  • 5+ 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 is a must, in C is preferred and Python is a plus
  • Strong fundamentals in object oriented design and development is a must
  • Experience with or familiarity of Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration is required
  • Experience developing microservice based solutions on public cloud infrastructure is highly desirable - Experience developing in Kubernetes based environments is a plus
  • Experience building data management solutions using transactional data stores is required - Knowledge of and experience building enterprise software with graph databases is highly desirable
  • Experience building network and security configuration management systems is highly desirable
  • Experience building appliance based network management solutions is highly desirable
  • MS/BS in Computer Science or equivalent or equivalent military experience required

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.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on your degree or progress toward degree, qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer, the starting rate is expected to be $175,000/yr for the specific role.

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: Yes