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Senior Staff Researcher (Network Protocols)

Description

Our 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

You will be part of the team that develops the content to power the Palo Alto Networks’s next generation firewall. The APPID team is responsible for decoding network protocols, identifying applications and detecting evasive behavior and threats on enterprise customers’ networks.

As a member of the content team, you have the opportunity to work on different projects to enable customers to have full visibility on their network as well as prevent exploit, APT attacks and etc. 

Your Impact

  • Research protocol RFC and related application implementation

  • Research protocols and develop protocol decoder

  • Research application behavior and write signatures for app identification

  • Research industrial equipment and communication protocols 

  • Research IoT devices for device fingerprinting and security analysis

Your Experience

  • Excellent understanding of common networking protocols such as HTTP, SSL, FTP and etc.

  • Strong programming skills, C/C++ experience is preferred

  • Familiar with common tools like wireshark, tcpdump, burp suite and etc.

  • Familiar with IoT/SCADA/Medical devices, protocols and vulnerabilities is a big plus

  • MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with 3+ years of experience

The Team

To stay ahead of the curve, it’s critical to know where the curve is, and how to anticipate the changes we’re facing. For the fastest growing cybersecurity company, the curve is the evolution of cyberattacks, and the products and services that proactively address them. Our engineering team is at the core of our products – connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. They are constantly innovating – challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. These engineers aren’t shy about creating products to solve problems no one has tackled before. They define the industry, instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

Our engineering team is provided with an unrivaled opportunity to build the products and practices that will support our company growth over the next decade, defining the cybersecurity industry as we know it. If you see the potential of how incredible people products can transform a business, this is the team for you. If you don’t wait for directions, instead, identifying new features and opportunities we have to just get better, this is your new career.

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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks  page  and our diversity  website .

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.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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


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