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Principal Software Engineer (Consumer Products System Software)

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Job Description

Your Career

We're seeking innovators - software engineers who seek to design new products, designing state-of-the-art products that do not exist today. These engineers love to code with a drive to build global products and bring new ideas to develop security disciplines to solve real-world problems. We are looking for leaders who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to pursue problems at every level. Collaboration is at the heart of our culture and we need engineers who can communicate at a high level and work well with multi-functional teams towards achieving a common goal.

As a key member of our Consumer Group, you will be responsible for designing and developing security features. You will work with product management on user requirement, apply your knowledge to functional design, utilize your programming skills for efficient and robust implementation, and interact with quality assurance and field support teams throughout the entire software development cycle.

Qualifications

  • Innovate, design, and develop the platform software stack: from the secure boot, kernel drivers all the way to user-space service management, device remote management and firmware upgrade.
  • Contribute in all phases of the product development cycle, from definition, design, through implementation and test
  • Design robust programming language to address new product features, with a high focus on quality and execution
  • Develop functional specifications, assess task requirements and scheduling, and assist in development, debug and support
  • Suggest and implement improvements to the development process
  • Clearly communicate goals and desired outcomes to internal project teams

    Your Experience
    • B.S. degree in Computer Science, similar technical discipline or equivalent practical experience, Graduate degree (MS or Ph.D.) in Computer Science or similar technical discipline is preferred
    • 8 years of Experiences with delivering production platform software for networking devices
    • Proficient in C/C++ language and Linux cross-compile development environment
    • Good understandings at Operating System fundamentals
    • Familiar with TCP/IP networking and Linux network stack
    • Expertise on multi-threading programming, IPC and memory management on Linux
    • Verbal and written communication skills to work with multi-functional groups
    • Teammate who brings a can-do attitude to a dynamic working environment

      Additional Information

      The Team

      Our team designs and builds hardware devices, networking technologies, software, and services for delivering on customer needs and wants, innovating with opinion to anticipate customer requirements. Our designs are beautiful, customer appropriate, and functional.

      The products you work on are new to Palo Alto Networks, so you are entrepreneurial and hands-on in your engineering approach while helping to craft a vision and being a key member to execute on that vision.

      We contribute to Palo Alto Networks being the fastest growing cybersecurity company in the world by understanding the evolution of cyberattacks and designing products to keep users safer and more secure.

      Our Commitment

      We're trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge the status quo of cybersecurity. We can't accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, please visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

      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.

      Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected]

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