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Senior Software Engineer - Feature Team (Cortex Xpanse)

Description

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.

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.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Your Career 

We’re looking for an experienced full stack engineer to join a core product team at Xpanse, the latest addition to Palo Alto Networks Cortex. 

Xpanse helps protect some of the world’s most important organizations by finding risks on the Internet that no one else can find. Our product engineering teams are responsible for building the user-facing security products that allow customers to turn  trillions  of Internet data points into critical cybersecurity insights. 

In this role, you will be an integral part of the group that enables customers to engage with their data through our APIs and UI. You will build backend systems, select technology stacks, collaborate with other engineers, and own end-to-end delivery of customer-facing API and UI features. You will draw upon your experience to rapidly investigate and prototype new functionality then switch to implementation mode to deliver products. You will guide and mentor your team in enterprise software development, architecture development, and technology evaluation. You will represent your team in architecture roadmap planning sessions, working regularly with other engineers, architects, and product managers.

Your expertise will help define and secure the perimeters of the world's most important organizations.

Your Impact

  • Design, build, and optimize Kubernetes-hosted web applications for maximum speed and scale, using a number of backend storage technologies, including Postgres, Elasticsearch, and S3

  • Ensure your team delivers high output and mentor other engineers

  • Continuously seek ways to make a substantial impact on your team and the broader engineering organization

  • Help drive projects from requirements to complete design and implementation

  • Anticipate challenges of architecting at scale, align architecture vision with strategic initiatives

Your Experience

  • Experience as a professional software engineer building customer-facing software for a SaaS business

  • Experience providing technical leadership of teams building enterprise features on a multi-tenant SaaS platform at scale (examples: role-based access, SAML integrations, feature flag frameworks)

  • Excitement to dig in, prototype, build, test, and see projects through to production; results driven, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to balance shipping new products and features with addressing technical debt and investments in architecture and infrastructure

  • Solid understanding of various methods and tradeoffs for handling concurrency

  • Strong familiarity with databases, data modeling, profiling, and performance optimization

  • Experience with and opinions about API design and distributed backend systems

  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes

  • Familiarity with Java; knowledge of Python is a plus but not required

  • Knowledge of AWS or GCP is a plus but not required

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.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, 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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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.

Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $163,500/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here .

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