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Senior Software Engineer (IPS Development)

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 You will be part of the team that develops the Intrusion Prevention System to power the Palo Alto Networks next generation firewall. The content team is responsible for decoding network protocols, identifying applications and detecting threats on enterprise customers' networks. As a member of the content team, you have the opportunity to work on our IPS content engine and other advanced threat prevention products, and collaborate with different intelligent teams on various advanced cybersecurity features. Your Impact

  • Research protocol RFC and related application implementation
  • Research common file types for file identification, blocking, DLP, etc.
  • Research and provide defense mechanisms against popular protocol/firewall evasions
  • Develop protocol and file type decoders, and integrate the detection solutions into the IPS engine of the Palo Alto Networks next generation firewall
  • Cross-team collaboration, discover and Integrate advanced cybersecurity features to inline product solution Your Experience
    • Master's degree in a related field such as information security, computer science, digital forensics, or cybersecurity; OR relevant military experience
    • Passion and enthusiasm for cyber security, technology, and digital investigations
    • Strong programming skills, C/C++ or go experience is preferred
    • Team player, and good communication skills to work with cross-functional groups
      • Familiarity with networking protocol HTTP, SMTP, FTP etc is preferred.
      • Experience in analyzing network traffic using tools like Wireshark, Fiddler, tcpdump etc is a plus.
      • Familiar with Linux/Unix development environment is a plus.
      • Knowledge and experience of next generation firewall and its IPS engine is a plus The Team Our Security Services Team is responsible for building next-generation threat prevention and antivirus solutions and shipping high-quality content to our products to prevent successful cyberattacks. The areas include malware analysis, IoT security, Web security, network security, privacy protection. Engineering is at the core of our products and 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. 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. 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. 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 , Senior Software Engineer (IPS Development), IT / Software / Systems , Santa Clara, California

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