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Principal Software Engineer in Test (Cloud Security Services)

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks

Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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

The DLP QA team is responsible for releasing software for DLP cloud delivered security service. Our DLP service is industry’s first cloud-delivered Enterprise DLP that consistently protects sensitive data across all networks, clouds and users. This fast-growing cloud service prevents data breaches by identifying sensitive data consistently throughout the entire enterprise. It also guarantees that your data security strategy adheres to compliance and data privacy regulations. This role will also give you an unrivaled opportunity to work on this product .

With a CAN-DO attitude and curiosity as common traits, this team likes to handle challenges. Being part of this team gives one the opportunity to work on the latest in Cyber Security and develop an understanding of building and releasing the best in class DLP . As a member of this team, one is expected to help deliver releases each week and also develop tools and test systems that solve complex issues.

Your Impact

  • Work in a small and fast paced team to solve important customer problems and deliver most impactful results
  • Work with different development and quality assurances groups to achieve the best quality
  • Suggest and implement improvements to the Regression testing process
  • Design and develop scripts and tools in Python for automated regression testing execution
  • Consult with developers, Test Engineering, and IT engineers to define regression testing requirements
  • Design and develop dashboards and tooling in Python
  • Design of automation infrastructure testbeds and tools


Your Experience

  • 10+ years of experience in a test position
  • Experience with Python and strong ability to develop, maintain, and monitor automated processes is must
  • Software Development or QA experience in the cybersecurity, networking and related areas
  • Good knowledge of networking and ability to work with open source traffic generators and tools
  • Experience with Cloud Managed Networking Products
  • Detailed understanding of modern network design, implementation, and troubleshooting
  • Experience with commercial and non-commercial networking test equipment (e.g. Avalanche, IXIA, SPIRENT) is a plus
  • Experience with Pytest and UI automation using selenium is a plus
  • Experience with testing public Cloud and virtualization environments is plus
  • Education - Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent military experience required

Additional Information

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 building products to solve problems no one has pursued 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 chance to create 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.

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.

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

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $144,200/yr to $233,200/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: Yes