Software Engineer (Hypervisor)

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to best. In return, your career will have a tangible impact – one that's working toward technology that affects every level of society.

Our mission doesn’t happen by treading softly – no, it happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed – intentionally – to stay ahead of the world’s next cyberthreat.

Your Career

As a member of Threat Research team, you will be responsible for prototyping, and rapid development of next-generation malware detection system tools. Success will require innovation and persistence in the face of unforeseen issues and outright failures. You will take ownership for implementing solutions to complex, multi-system problems; for creating tools and techniques which enable industry redefining research and development.

Your Impact

  • Proof of concept for backend engineering tools
  • Work with hypervisor technology to improve malware protection to customers
  • Expand Cloud offering to improve to increase types of threats blocked by firewall

Your Experience

  • Passion for research and development of anti-malware domain/ip, botnet, and APT protection
  • Proficient in C, Python programming and familiar with C++ and Linux development environment
  • Proven experience working with Hypervisors development or Low level Kernel development.
  • Understanding of PC architecture and Intel ISA.
  • Ability to write good quality code and follow test driven development process.
  • Can-do attitude on problem solving, quality and ability to execute
  • BS/MS in computer science/engineering, or equivalent experience

The Team

Unit 42 is the global threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks. We believe threat intelligence should be free, shared, and available to all for the common good. We deliver high-quality, in-depth research on adversaries, malware families, and attack campaigns. Our analysts uncover and document adversary behaviors, and then share playbooks that give insight into the various tools, techniques and procedures threat actors execute to compromise organizations.

We share our findings so defenders everywhere can access elite threat intelligence. If you’re looking for career with access to the brightest minds in cybersecurity – you’ve found it. Unit 42 is a recognized authority on cyberthreats, frequently sought out by enterprises and government agencies around the world. We have a hunger for researching, hunting out the world’s newest threats and sharing them with our industry to make the digital world a safer place.

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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

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.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.


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