Sr. Software Engineer (Client/Server Infrastructure)

Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!

You will be responsible for building a scalable architecture, design and development of the central management solutions to manage Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewall. 


  • Actively participate and collaborate with team members to develop next-generation architecture.
  • Define and scope new features for firewall appliance and central management software.
  • Design, develop and maintain control plane infrastructure and features.
  • Work with different development and quality assurance groups to achieve best quality. Suggest and implement improvements to development processes.
  • Improve scale and performance of central management software.



  • Development in Linux platform.
  • Client/Server, distributed system development experience.
  • Excellent C programming skills.
  • Experience developing cluster solutions is desirable
  • Experience with Zookeeper/Kafka or other messaging systems is a plus
  • Network appliance development experience is a plus.
  • Experience with appliance configuration management is a plus.
  • Experience developing for cloud is a plus.
  • MS/BS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 5 years of relevant experience.

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