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Senior Backend Engineer - API Security (Prisma Cloud)


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 personalization 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 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!

Your Career

As a Senior Backend Engineer within our team, you play a pivotal role in driving cross-organizational impact by spearheading the development of the core of our advanced system, which safeguards cloud workloads, with a particular focus on Kubernetes. Your crucial role goes beyond development, involving your position as a technical expert who offers guidance and support to fellow team members while also leading entire product areas. Your expertise is instrumental in establishing a robust framework through the implementation of microservices, cloud technologies, and other innovative solutions 💥.

You will have a great impact on developing web application API security module from API detection and integrating with other Prisma modules to traffic inspection (WAF - Web Application Firewall).

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Your Impact

  • Huge!  You will fully own product areas and capabilities within the Prisma/Cortex product suite and help drive a next gen API security solution!
  • You will work in close coordination with all stakeholders including the product team, QA, customers and research
  • Cloud native! Design and implement new BE services with the use of cloud-native technologies and Golang
  • Who knew? You do! Research new technologies and see how they can be adapted to the product

Your Experience

  • 5 years of hands-on experience in Software Engineering 
  • Experience in Go/Python/Java or similar languages 
  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Computer Science, Software and Computer Engineering, or equivalent military experience
  • Experience in building and managing cloud-based SaaS applications 
  • Proficiency in at least one cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure) 
  • Experienced with monitoring, profiling and enhancing system performance
  • You are proactive and a system thinker who always strives to push the product forward - Ability to lead POCs and incorporate new technologies
  • Mentor team members, provide guidance and support in both design and development phases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advantage - Developing ML models, working on anomaly detection systems

The Team

Join our dynamic team where innovation and collaboration thrive. Experience a workplace that fosters personal and professional growth, providing opportunities to take ownership of your career journey. Embrace the cutting edge of technology as we encourage professional work in software engineering, particularly in the cloud domain.

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.


Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No.  Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

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