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Sr Software Engineer (URL Filtering)

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks

Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Company 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.

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 wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Job Description

Your Career

As a member of the Advanced URL Filtering (Internet Security) Infrastructure and Data Science Team, you will work closely with data scientists, security researchers, and other engineers on implementing different projects to detect and defend against various emerging threats in the areas of Web Security. You will build big data and distributed systems that use machine learning and deep learning models to analyze and categorize an enormous amount of URLs. You will be a key person in transforming ideas into products which are part of the next generation security platform. The Internet Security Research Team is responsible for innovating new security techniques.

Your Impact

  • Build and maintain threat research systems for both customer-facing products and internal infrastructures
  • Work closely with team members and Product Managers to collect product requirements, create design drafts, and develop functional specifications
  • Implement solutions by adhering software development guidelines and best practices
  • Work with SREs on production release/deployment and monitoring


Your Experience

  • Creative thinker and team player, with good communication skills and desire to make differences
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages such as Golang, Python, Java, or Scala
  • Ability to design, implement, and deploy backend services and data pipelines - conduct regression and integration tests
  • Proficient in cloud platforms (GCP, AWS, Azure) and container-based development (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Proficient in Linux OS and shell scripting
  • Proficient in database systems such as MongoDB, MySQL, or similar
  • Experience with Big data, distributed systems, and ETL pipelines such as Spark
  • Have basic knowledge of Machine Learning and Web Content Classification
  • Basic knowledge of Front-End and Javascript is a plus
  • Hands-on and humble attitude, self-directed and passion in cybersecurity
  • BS/MS Majored in Computer Science or Computer Engineering - BS with 3+ years industrial experience or equivalent military experience required

Additional Information

The Team

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 [email protected].

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.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on your degree or progress toward degree, qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer, the starting rate is expected to be $175,000/yr for the specific role.