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Principal Software Engineer (IoT Security Research)

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionOur MissionAt 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 role is located at our Santa Clara, California Headquarters.Job DescriptionYour CareerAt Palo Alto Networks, we have built a firewall-as-a-platform that can process massive volumes of network data from hundreds of thousands of customer deployments and millions of users. We leverage on data science and machine learning extensively to analyze the network traffic, to protect the users' data and network from malicious exploits and attacks, to provide the most insightful knowledge for our customers' OT operations. You will have the chance to work with a group of most talented data scientists, software developers and security researchers, and be part of an amazing team that helps unlock the value of data. You will help build and deliver solutions that can protect the ever growing number of Internet of Things, solve the ever growing challenges in cyber security, and drive technology evolution that creates positive impact over business and in the communities.Principal Software Engineers are

  • Technical experts that help accelerate adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends and practices
  • Experts who deliver on critical business needs and are recognized across the company as go-to engineering resources on given domains
  • Role models and mentors who exemplify the best of Palo alto Networks culture
  • Leaders who can communicate cogently with hands-on engineers
  • Hands-on engineers that can code and build great productsYour Impact
    • Lead and mentor data engineers, developers and analysts (highlight relevant experience on your resume.)Technical Requirements
      • Model and analyze network data, identify risks and threats
      • Build data query and analytic tools to automate data analysis
      • Design and implement machine learning algorithms that analyze data, detect threats, and discover insights
      • Support data requests from the field teams and the customers; provide response and generate customized reports
      • This role would combine time researching data and discovering insight, the other half would be building software to automate security detectionsQualificationsYour Experience
        • PhD or MS in science and technology
        • 8+ years industry experience as a software developer or data engineer
        • Domain expertise in DPI, network data analytics, and enterprise networking system
        • Proficient in Python and Java (or C/C++); solid in design patterns
        • Good exposure to data science; data scientist or ML engineer background is a plus
        • Background in cyber security is a major plus
        • Solid communication with excellent writing skills
        • A team first player who understands the value of collaboration Additional InformationThe TeamWe're not your ordinary Information Security team. We're a diverse group of security professionals that accepts challenging the status quo in order to protect Palo Alto Networks and our customers.Driving innovation on the Information Security team of the fastest-growing high-tech cybersecurity company is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You'll be joined by the brightest minds in technology, and our global teams are on the front line of defense against cyberattacks.This role is located in Santa Clara, California.Our CommitmentWe'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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.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 guidelinesCovid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs
          • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
          • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
            • The job requires accessing a company worksite
            • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
            • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
            • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

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