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Sr Staff Engineer (CI/CD Automation & Tools)

Company: Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 10, 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

Are you someone who is passionate about building Ci/CD systems that power developer productivity and enable quality driven fast release cycles? If so, this may be the role for you! You will be working across groups, so collaboration and teamwork will be a critical part of this role.

As a Senior Principal Engineer within our engineering team, you will leverage your extensive knowledge of tools and infrastructure. This means building the systems and tools that help drive systems that are automated and self-service. This role is well-suited for those who enjoy tackling big problems and want to ensure that our systems enable high-quality code quickly.

NOTE: Remote work (after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted) and/or relocation assistance is NOT available for this position.

Your Impact

  • Constantly look to improve the speed and efficiency of our build and development process using automation and continuous developer feedback loops
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineering and across other business units to deliver on goals and Ci/CD vision
  • Be a champion for automation and web applications, constantly look for improvements in our processes


  • At least 7 years of hands-on experience as a software engineer, build engineer, Automation engineer or similar role
  • At least 4 years of hand-on experience in Linux environments
  • Outstanding critical thinking, organizational, collaboration and communication skills
  • Dependable self-starter who takes ownership and can help drive "move the needle"
  • Proficient in one or more scripting languages (Python/Bash)
  • Hands-on experience working with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with Git based SCM systems (Git, Bitbucket etc)
  • Experience working with one or more CI/CD systems (Jenkins, Gitlab etc) desirable
  • Experience with cloud based environments such as AWS, GCP and Azure desirable

Additional Information

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

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.


Keywords: Palo Alto Networks Inc., Santa Clara , Sr Staff Engineer (CI/CD Automation & Tools), Other , Santa Clara, California

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