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Principal Performance Engineer (Prisma Cloud)

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionOur 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 , 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.Job DescriptionYour Impact

  • Define, develop and conduct performance and scalability benchmarks on Prisma Cloud features and deliverables
  • Efficiently work with various profiling tools to identify performance and concurrency bottlenecks, and propose optimizations to improve Prisma Cloud responsiveness
  • Implement and improve sizing and capacity calculators for key applications of Prisma Cloud
  • Lead the efforts to collaborate with peers, cross-functional teams, leadership and customers to understand and encapsulate the use cases into industry standards and benchmarks.
  • Build tooling for Performance, Development and Operations
  • Develop, own and enhance the performance CI/CD pipelines and automation infrastructure, including test automation
  • Build, execute and analyze performance tests of PCS micro-services
  • Define testing strategy and metrics and execute performance related requirements
  • Work with AWS technologies and toolsQualificationsYour Experience
    • BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering, or equivalent experience
    • At least 7 years of software performance engineering and analysis experience, preferably with SaaS applications
    • At least 4 years experience automating performance tests, ideally as part of CI/CD pipeline using Jenkins, Gitlab or similar tools
    • Evidence of exceptional abilities testing and analyzing SaaS products in cloud systems such as AWS, GCP or Azure
    • Usage of programming and test automation languages like Python and Pytest
    • Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases
    • Strong interest and aptitude for analytical problem solving
    • Good understanding of distributed event-driven systems, computer architecture and operating systems
    • Self-starter and highly motivated individual
    • Passion for automation, keeping up-to-date on the latest tools and technologies
    • Strong communication skills and can-do attitudeNice to have
      • Experience working with Java heap and thread dumps
      • Experience working with Container technologies such as Kubernetes or Docker
      • Familiarity with Kafka or similar stream-processing system
      • Working with databases such as PostgreSQL, RDS, RedShift, Redis and/or SingleStore
      • Reporting and visualization tools such as Splunk, SignalFx, Grafana, Prometheus, KibanaAdditional InformationThe TeamThe Public Cloud Security team is responsible for building products that protect data, workloads and infrastructure for some of the largest enterprise customers in the world. We help the customers in their journey to the public cloud by ensuring they have the best in class protection. The public cloud market has been growing at a very rapid rate for the last few years. As more and more enterprises use the public cloud, there is an insatiable demand for securing workloads in the public cloud. With the recent acquisition of two leading companies in this space - RedLock and Evident.io, Palo Alto Networks is now the market leader.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 ...@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 guidelines.#LI-LC1Covid-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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