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Palo Alto Networks Senior Principal Software Engineer (Mobility) in Santa Clara, California

At Palo Alto Networks everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we are looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

As a Senior Principal Software Engineer you will be responsible for development of Next Gen Network Security Components and Protocols for State-of-the-art firewalls deployed at Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud, and Service Provider environments.

You will define the architecture and develop network security features for 3G, 4G and 5G mobility service provider technology GTP and develop security modules with disruptive technologies based on deep packet inspection (DPI) and Machine Learning (ML) Algorithms.

Architect and develop scalable high availability solution for stateful failover and work with multi-functional team members on user requirements, including but not limited to Product Management, QA, Support, etc.

Your Impact

  • Responsible for development of Next Gen Network Security Components and Protocols for State-of-the-art firewalls deployed at Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud, and Service Provider environments.

  • Defining the architecture and develop network security features for 3G, 4G and 5G mobility service provider technology GTP

  • Develop security modules with disruptive technologies based on deep packet inspection (DPI) and Machine Learning (ML) Algorithms

  • Architect and develop scalable high availability solution for stateful Failover

  • Work with multi-functional team members on user requirements, including but not limited to Product Management, QA, Support, etc.

  • Effective decision maker, take ownership and independently drive, lead tasks and assignments

Your Experience

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years of in-depth C programming experience

  • Strong experience in large scale software development on Unix/Linux

  • Multi-core and Multi-threading programming experience is a MUST

  • In-depth knowledge in networking, especially in L2, L3, L4 protocols such as IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP is a MUST.

  • Knowledge of GTPv1, GTPv2, 5G N11/N4/N3 is a MUST.

  • Experience on data plane forwarding and network processor programming

  • Can-do attitude and ability to take initiative and drive open issues to completion.

  • Strong communication skills to work effectively with multi-functional groups

  • Knowledge of mobility service provider core network architecture is a plus.

  • Knowledge in Cloud solutions is a plus

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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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.

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