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Palo Alto Networks Principal Software Engineer (NGFW Management Software) in Santa Clara, California

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.

You will be responsible for the design and development of a scalable distributed management plane infrastructure to manage Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation network and cloud security solutions.

  • Actively participate and collaborate with team members to develop next-generation architecture for security platforms.

  • Define and scope new features for improving management infrastructure.

  • Design and develop highly scalable on-premise central management software for managing devices at scale in hybrid deployments.

  • Take ownership and work with product management, development and quality assurance groups in a fast-paced environment.

  • Work with cloud services to provide state of the art security solutions and infrastructure.

Your Experience

  • Experience developing on a Linux Platform.

  • MS/BS in Computer Science or Equivalent with 8+ years of experience.

  • Excellent programming skills in C/C++, Python or Golang.

  • Experience managing large scale configurations in a distributed appliance deployment.

  • Experience or knowledge in distributed system development is a plus.

  • Experience in SQL or NoSQL databases is a plus.

  • Network appliance development experience is a plus.

  • Must be a self starter with ability to architect and deliver large complex solutions.

The Team

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.