Senior Software Engineer (New Initiatives) - #243030

Palo Alto Networks

Date: 05/05/2021 03:00 AM

City: Santa Clara, California

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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

We're seeking innovators - software engineers who seek to design new products, designing state-of-the-art products that do not exist today. These engineers love to code with a drive to build global products and bring new ideas to develop security disciplines to solve real-world problems. We are looking for leaders who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to pursue problems at every level. Collaboration is at the heart of our culture and we need engineers who can communicate at a high level and work well with multi-functional teams towards achieving a common goal.

As a key member of our new initiatives group, you will be responsible for designing and developing customer facing applications and backend services to support them. You will apply your knowledge to functional design, utilize your programming skills for efficient and robust implementation throughout the entire software development cycle.

  • As a full-stack engineer, you will work on front-end user interfaces backed by a scalable and performant micro service based architecture with public and private APIs.
  • Contribute in all phases of the product development cycle, from definition, design, through implementation and test

  • Design robust technical solutions to business problems, with a high focus on quality and execution

  • As an early employee in the team, help design and build systems from scratch and implement processes to ensure modularity, efficiency and maintainability.

  • Develop functional specifications, assess task requirements and scheduling, and assist in development, debug and support

  • Define, Suggest and implement improvements to the development process

  • Clearly communicate goals and desired outcomes to internal project teams

  • Mentor, coach and help grow a strong technical team.


  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, similar technical discipline or equivalent practical experience, Graduate degree (MS or Ph.D.) in Computer Science or similar technical discipline is preferred

  • 8+ years of experience with web back-end frameworks such as Java and Go.

  • Familiar with database architecture, scalability, performance, and tuning

  • 5+ years of engineering experience with a proven track record of building consumer web applications or services back-end

  • Experience designing/building scalable RESTful API’s

  • Develop, troubleshoot and maintain production level application code for new services and products

  • Understand the value of iterating fast; learning from small, safe, frequent changes

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure & services (AWS / Google Cloud / Azure )

  • Experience developing Software as a Service on a public cloud & microservice architectures

  • A focus on quality, with experience writing unit tests and collaborating with quality engineering to develop test plans

  • Is agile and enjoys the speed of a fast-paced, highly engaged startup environment, are curious, and constantly seek to improve standards as we go along 

  • Have a belief in automation, tooling, and testing as critical parts of the software lifecycle

  • Verbal and written communication skills to work with multi-functional groups

  • Teammate who brings a can-do attitude to a dynamic working environment

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines


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