Distinguished Engineer - Infrastructure

    • Santa Clara, CA


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.


Your Career

As a Distinguished Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, you will supervise in the design and development of our next-generation firewall platforms.   As a Distinguished Engineer, the evolution of PAN-OS to the next level is at your hands.


Your Impact

        The design of system IPC mechanisms

        Internal process management

        high availability and fault tolerance

        kernel management

        3rd party software build and integration

        Overall definition and development of system software to provide a consistent environment for feature development


Your Experience

        BS/MS degree in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or equivalent

        Expert level C coding/debugging skills

        Experience with building large-scale, multi-threaded software systems

        Experience with the development of software libraries

        Experience with build systems and tools such as gmake, Autoconf, rpm, and cross compile environments

        Experience with debugging Linux kernel performance and memory issues

        Experience with high availability mechanisms is a plus

        Ability to lead large initiatives from the technical side

        Familiarity with x86 and MIPS architecture are pluses

        Innovative, risk taking attitude is a must

        Familiarity to various technologies like DPDK, GoLang and Containers are pluses

        Minimum 7  years of related programming experience required


The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products and 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.



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