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Palo Alto Networks

Senior Staff Engineer - Next Generation Firewall/Cloud Security

Bangalore, India

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.

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.

Job Description

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Your Career

Palo Alto Networks NGFW (Next Generation Firewall) group is looking for a seasoned and accomplished test / Automation engineer with experience in validating core networking & security features in the test engineering team. You will be part of a world-class software test engineering team that works on qualifying various ground-breaking security (On-Prem and Cloud) technologies / use cases. You will work with a multi- functional team of engineers solving interesting problems in the  area of L2-7 / Cloud security.

We are looking for highly motivated engineers who have intellectual curiosity, love the challenge of solving complex problems with variable factors and creativity in obtaining solutions.We are looking for leaders who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to pursue problems at every level. Collaboration is at the heart of our culture and we need engineers who can communicate at a high level and work well with multi-functional teams towards achieving a common goal.

Your Impact

  • Expected to lead and participate in all phases of the product development cycle, from definition, design, through implementation, test and field deployments

  • Responsible for test strategy of Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewall

  • Develop processes, tools and infrastructure to improve the quality and efficiency of testing

  • Work closely with the Software Engineering, Product Management teams during product development from design to release

  • Reproduce and debug complex issues found during and after software releases

  • Interface with field facing teams (TAC, Escalations and SEs) to improve customer experience


Your Experience

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience with a BS OR MS degree in Network and Security domain with Test Engineering experience in platforms, infrastructure and systems area

  • Career level experience in Test Engineering / Test Architect position

  • Experience qualifying network security products and solutions, preferably with firewalls and intrusion prevention

  • Driving quality initiatives

  • Technical advisor for Jr. Team members

  • Knowledge of encryption and tunneling protocol test methods

  • L3 network testing experience with knowledge of most common switching and routing protocols- Knowledge of L4-L7 network layers

  • Experience in networking equipment (routers and switches) and usage of test tools (ixia/spirent etc)

  • Familiarity with Python (or other similar) Scripting and/or automation

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with open source test and Network traffic generating tools and good to have experience with typical test tools from Spirent, Breaking Point, and Ixia

  • Experience setting testbeds in a Virtualization environment is desirable

  • Exposure to Cloud Technologies (AWS,GCP,Azure or any other cloud) 

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

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.

Job ID: 743999798169374
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led
    • Veteran founded/led
    • Asian founded/led

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