Sr Software Engineer (L7 Security)


Sr Software Engineer (L7 Security)

Santa Clara, CA
  • Responsibilities

    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!

    As a key member of application software group, you will be responsible for designing and developing security features in next-generation firewalls. You will work with product management on user requirement, apply your knowledge to functional design, utilize your programming skills for efficient and robust implementation, and interact with quality assurance and field support teams throughout the entire software development cycle.


    • Proficient in C and familiar with Unix/Linux development environment
    • Working knowledge of TCP/IP networking
    • Working knowledge of data-structure and algorithms for network packet processing
    • Experience in common application protocols such as HTTP, SMTP, etc. is a plus
    • Experience in Deep Packet Inspection engine is a plus
    • Team player with a can-do attitude, that will also take initiative
    • Adaptive in a dynamic working environment, very comfortable learning new technologies, tools and platforms


    • Strong verbal and written communication skills to work with cross-functional groups
    • Strong skills in large-scale software design and development
    • Experience with multi-core/multi-thread programming preferred
    • 5+ years of relevant experience desired
    • Graduate degree (M.S./PhD.) in Computer Science or Engineering (Preferred) or equivalent experience with B.S. degree

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