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Palo Alto Networks Senior Principle Software Engineer (Cloud Security) - Next Generation Firewall in Bangalore, India

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

As a member of the Virtualization team at Palo Alto Networks, you will develop our next-generation virtualization and service offerings. Responsibilities will include designing and implementing new features and integrations with Azure cloud and other public and private clouds. Core networking improvements in pure software environments in both Virtual machines and Container form factors.

Your Impact

  • You will be expected to participate in all phases of the product development cycle, from definition, design, through implementation and test

  • Develop functional specifications, assess task requirements and scheduling, and participate in development, debug and support

  • Candidate should also have hands-on experience with virtualization technologies, various hypervisors, system software, networking, and have experience with Linux kernel software development

Your Experience

  • 15 years of related programming experience required with BS/MS degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or equivalent

  • Expert C programming skills.

  • Strong scripting skills with bash and python.

  • GO programming is a plus

  • Have Architecture skills/background for different Azure services like compute, networking, load-balancers, identity management etc.

  • Experience with deployment on cloud environments (Azure/AWS/GCP).

  • In-depth knowledge in selected network security fields such as stateful firewall, packet processing, TCP stream inspection, network ACL, and HA preferred.

  • Hands-on experience developing for various hypervisors, networking hardware and network virtualization technologies like DPDK, XDP.

  • Experience developing device drivers and/or Linux kernel development preferred

  • Experience with Kubernetes and CNI is preferred.

  • Familiarity with Powershell ARM templates and/or Terraform.

  • Ability to work well with a group of senior engineers in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

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

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.