Palo Alto Networks Senior Software Engineer (GlobalProtect Cloud Service) in Santa Clara, California

Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history. We foster a culture of innovation, authenticity, and collaboration. This focus helps to advance our mission of protecting our way of life in the digital age. Our people make this possible. It’s in our everyday interactions, how we work together and treat each other, that sets Palo Alto Networks apart from other organizations. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!


GlobalProtect™ extends the protection of our next-generation security platform. GlobalProtect Cloud Service (GPCS) operationalizes the deployment by leveraging a cloud-based security infrastructure operated by Palo Alto Networks. It uses cutting-edge public and private cloud technologies extending the next generation security protection to all cloud services, customers on-premise remote networks and mobile users.

We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to design, develop and deliver next-generation technologies within our GlobalProtect Cloud Service team. We want passionate engineers who love to code and build great products. Engineers who bring new ideas in all facets of software development. We are looking for leaders who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to solve problems at every level. Collaboration and teamwork are at the foundation of our culture and we need engineers who can communicate at a high level and work well with others towards achieving a common goal.


  • Design, develop and implement highly scalable software features on our next-generation security platform as part of our GlobalProtect Cloud Service

  • Work with different development and quality assurances groups to achieve the best quality

  • Suggest and implement improvements to the development process

  • Work with DevOps and the Technical Support teams to troubleshoot customer issues

  • Work with other software development team to apply PanOS features on GPCS

  • Interview, mentor and coach new team members


  • Career-level software development experience

  • Strong leadership skills with a can-do attitude

  • High energy and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Enjoys working with many different teams with strong collaboration and communications skills

  • Fast learner and eager to absorb new emerging technologies

  • Extensive hands-on programming skills in Python and C (JavaScript is a plus)

Experience or knowledge in the following areas are nice to have:

  • One or more cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure, GCE, Kubernetes

  • Virtualization, such as ESXi, KVM, Hyper-V

  • Networking and Routing

  • Firewall, IPSec, SSL, VPN

  • SDN (Software Defined Network)

  • SQL or NoSQL database


  • M.S./B.S. degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering


We are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyber-attacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

Our Security Operating Platform is built for automation. It is easy to operate, with capabilities that work together, so customers can prevent successful cyber-attacks. They can use analytics to automate routine tasks, so they can focus on what matters. We are known for continuously delivering innovations; and with Application Framework, we extend that to an open ecosystem of developers that benefit from our customers’ existing investment in data, sensors, and enforcement points.

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