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Distinguished Engineer Software

Company: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job 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. Your Career We're seeking innovators - Architects 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 people who can communicate at a high level and work well with multi-functional teams towards achieving a common goal. As a key member of Layer-7 Security group, you will be responsible for designing and developing security features on the next-generation firewalls. You will work with product management on user requirements, 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. Your Impact

  • Innovate, design, and develop new security features in our next-generation firewalls in the Layer7 proxy, decryption, ssl vpn and web proxy areas.
  • Lead in all phases of the product development cycle, from definition, design, through implementation and test design 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 - Interview, mentor and coach new team members.
  • Identify performance bottlenecks and continuously implement improvements.
  • Design features with cloud first philosophy and hyperscale environments. 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.
    • Experience with TLS internals, OpenSSL and cryptography, deep understanding of TLS Ciphers and algorithms including experience working with HW offload of crypto operations is preferred.
    • Proficient in C and familiar with the Unix/Linux development environment.
    • Hands-on experience with DPDK and Deep Packet Inspection technologies is preferred.
    • Hands-on experience with networking or network security technologies and knowledge of TCP/IP internals, common data structure and algorithms.
    • Knowledge of Layer 4-7 protocols, http/http2/QUIC is preferred.
    • Verbal and written communication skills to work with multi-functional groups - a good team player who brings a can-do attitude to a dynamic working environment.
    • Ability to lead and drive cross functional projects to completion with high quality and high performance.
    • Experience with large-scale and/or high-performance software design and development is preferred. 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 dedicatedly 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 building products to tackle problems no one has pursued before. They 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 engineering team is provided with an unrivaled chance to create 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's 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. 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 . 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$200,600/yr to $324,500/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found . Covid-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.

Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Santa Clara , Distinguished Engineer Software, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Clara, California

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