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Senior Engineer Software - Cloud Security (Cortex)


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!

Your Career

Cortex is expanding. We have the pace of a startup and the resources of the world’s cybersecurity leader. We have hundreds of petabytes of data, waiting for you to process, analyze, and apply your magic to it. We are looking for an experienced backend engineer, who will join a team that will invent, design, engineer, and build a new set of capabilities focused on Asset and Attack Surface Management within the top-notch Cortex platform. You will have a truly unique opportunity to influence the development of a new product. You will work closely with Product Management and R&D leaders, help define the requirements, and conduct a substantial part of the technical research.

Your Impact

  • You will develop a product that will apply the power of the Cortex Platform to solve the challenges of cloud security, with a focus on asset management
  • You will apply your knowledge and experience of cloud development and cybersecurity to design and build and integrate new capabilities into our platform

Your Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in backend development or technical research roles
  • Knowledge of Python (Go - advantage)
  • Experience in cyber-security - advantage
  • Experience in designing and building scalable server-side applications
  • Experience with Kubernetes/Docker
  • Experience with SQL on at least 1 leading RDBMS
  • Experience with NoSQL databases - advantage

The Team 

Our engineering team is at the core of our products and 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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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