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Palo Alto Networks Sr. Software Engineer - Network Services in Santa Clara, California

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 wellbeing 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

This position is responsible for automation development in Palo Alto Networks’ (PANW) infrastructure for all enterprise, partner, and customer facing services. A successful candidate for this role will have strong Technical and organization skills. You will work with a team of senior level Network Engineers writing great quality software automation to create digital visibility and action taking mechanism for PANWs global WAN/LAN network infrastructure. We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer with a passion for networking and aptitude for building scalable distributed systems.

Your Impact

  • Designing and implementing infrastructure as code stack for managing network infrastructure (including network security) for PANW’s network infrastructure

  • Use Network infrastructure understanding to design frontend, backend modules to provide network self-services

  • Develop code to monitor network health, thresholds and systems that proactively analyze and mitigate service disrupting network events

Your Experience

  • 4+ years of experience working in Python/Go/Ruby

  • 3+ years of building and supporting production microservices (preferable experience running SaaS applications)

  • Good knowledge of REST API framework like Flask, Django required

  • Strong knowledge of Devops tools & processes such as Github, Jenkins, jFrog, Docker

  • Working knowledge of SQL databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc)

  • Preferred - Basic knowledge of Javascript & other frontend frameworks

  • Critical thinking and analytical approach to problem solving

  • Basic understanding of routing protocols BGP, OSPF and ISIS

  • Experience building and running microservices on a public cloud platform (GCP, AWS, or Azure)

  • Basic knowledge of firewalls technologies (PANW preferred)

  • Advanced knowledge of Linux/Unix

  • BSCS or related field with 5+ years of experience OR MSCS with 3+ years of experience or equivalent military experience required

The Team

IT Infra Networking Team manages the network security & operations infrastructure for corporate offices and datacenters. The team is on a path to be a Network as code shop using automation for infrastructure provisioning and deployment using Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform.

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 $123,900/yr to $200,400/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