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Sr Principal Engineer Software (L7 Security)

**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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

**Our Approach to Work**

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your well-being support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

**Your Career**

We're seeking highly motivated and innovative senior engineers to build the next industry disruptive state-of-the-art products that do not exist today. These self driven engineers love to code with dedication in order to build global products and bring new security ideas to solve real world problems. We are looking for leaders who take ownership of their projects and relentlessly pursue details at every level. Collaboration is at the heart of our culture and we need engineers who are effective communicators and work well with multi-functional teams towards achieving a complex idea. As a key member of Layer 7 Security group, you will be responsible for:

+ Design and develop advanced security features on the next-generation firewalls

+ Building highly scalable real time end to end cloud security solutions

+ Design and implement effective and serviceable modules across PanOS.

+ Utilize your programming skills to produce efficient, robust and secure implementation

+ Interact with support teams throughout the entire software development cycle

**Your Impact**

+ Innovate, design, and develop new security features in our next-generation firewall product

+ Contribute in all phases of the product development cycle, from definition, design, through implementation and verification

+ Utilize robust development methodologies to address new product features, with a high focus on quality and execution

+ Develop functional specifications, assess task requirements and scheduling, and assist in development, testing and sustaining.

+ Effective communication of goals and desired outcomes to internal project teams

+ Leadership in mentorship and coaching for new team members

+ Suggest and implement improvements to the development process

**Your Experience**

+ B.S. or higher degree in Computer Science, similar technical discipline with 10+ years of professional software development experience or equivalent practical experience or equivalent military experience required

+ Highly Proficient in the C programming language and familiarity with Unix/Linux software development environment

+ Hands-on experience with networking protocols and network security technologies

+ Expertise of multi-core / multi-process / multi-threaded programming

+ Strong understanding of TCP/IP internals and common data structure and algorithms

+ Solid communication skills and bring a can-do attitude to a dynamic working environment

+ Experience with large-scale and high-performance software design and development is preferred

+ Experience with cloud orchestration and containerized deployment is preferred

+ Experience with golang programming and python software development is preferred

+ Experience with TLS internals, cryptography, and OpenSSL is preferred

+ Experience with HTTP and web server backend development is preferred

**The Team**

You’ll be working in a top tier cybersecurity company and collaborating with some of the brightest minds in technology. Our team doesn’t shy away from tackling big problems. You will help build and support the tools and infrastructure enabling our developers to release the products that our customers depend on to defend against cyberattacks. Joining this dynamic and fast-paced team will give you the opportunity and thrill of resolving the technical and process gaps that hold back productivity.

**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.

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/com-missioned roles) is expected to be between $170,000/yr to $275,000/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here ( .

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: Yes

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