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Senior Manager, Software Engineering - QA (Cloud Services)

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks

Software Engineering, Quality Assurance
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 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 personalization 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 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 with some flexibility offered where needed. 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 on the industry’s best cybersecurity solutions together!

Job Description

Your Career

As a member of our SWFW (Cloud NGFW/Virtualization) team at Palo Alto Networks, you will drive and deliver our next-generation virtualization products and cloud security offerings.

Your Impact

  • Lead and expand a high performing QA Engineering teams responsible for Cloud NGFW, Public Cloud Integration & SWFW in general
  • Define and drive the execution plan for quality delivery
  • Provide Thorough Technical Leadership in the areas of Cloud Based Orchestration, Cloud delivered Security as Service, Cloud Networking and Automation Design
  • Operate with an Automation first mindset and drive innovation in test design, automation and framework to achieve the same
  • Participate in system design so that Quality Assurance is considered throughout the entire lifecycle of the SWFW (Cloud NGFW & VM/CN) product Development
  • Develop and/or Enhance Automated test Infrastructure to enable building Scalable & Flexible tests that reflect real world network deployment scenarios
  • Enhance Test strategies, Automation & Build infrastructure to deliver a high Quality Product/Cloud service to meet Enterprise Standards and Expectations
  • Partner closely with Product Management to help identify and drive customer outcomes
  • Partner with Cloud Technology vendors in defining strategic outcomes for NextGen products
  • Ability to manage highly visible projects effectively across multiple geographic locations
  • Create best practices and metrics that will drive success for the team


Your Experience

  • 10+ years of software QA experience in Cybersecurity, Networking and Cloud technologies
  • 5+ years of experience building and leading teams of SDETs working on Enterprise class Cloud delivered Network or Security Services, Infrastructure products across geographies
  • Experience in end to end qualification and delivery of Network/Cloud SaaS through CI-CD across various cloud providers
  • Experience in Public Cloud Infrastructure and Networking - Hands-on experience in cloud orchestration and networking in AWS, GCP, Azure, OCI would be a plus
  • Experience/Expertise with designing and implementing automation frameworks for microservices based applications or Network Security solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and to work in a fast paced, innovative environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An elevated sense of ownership and focus on driving business value - A leadership style focused on building relationships, establishing trust with diverse colleagues, executive stakeholders, and business partners
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects at once and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Deep expertise in computer science and an insatiable curiosity to keep learning - Ability to guide the team in making informed, well-analyzed, prudent, and practical technical decisions

Additional Information

The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products – 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 [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 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 $180,200/yr to $291,500/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?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.