Palo Alto Networks

Principal Engineer Software (IoT Security)

Santa Clara, CA US
USD 144k - 233k
Kafka Machine Learning API Java MongoDB Node.js Azure Redis AWS Python Streaming Spark SQL GCP Shell

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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Job Description

Your Career

We're seeking innovators - engineers who seek to design new products, designing state-of-the-art products that do not exist today. These engineers love to code with a drive to build global products and bring new ideas to develop security disciplines to solve real-world problems. 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

  • Design and implement the highly scalable and easily managed services for IoT security products to exchange IoT intelligences and extend system functionality through integrations with third party systems like ServiceNow, SIEMs and Cisco/ISE etc.
  • Design and implement the highly scalable and high performance services to support IoT devices’ operational technology support
  • Design and implement IoT Security Web Service APIs using NodeJS and SQL/Nosql database technology to provide key metrics and analytics for IoT devices
  • Design and implement algorithms for ZingBox event connector and inspector management services to transfer customer network data into the cloud for storage and analytics at scale
  • Design and implement data pipeline to support IoT security features like device Identification, alert publishing, and device status tracking


Your Experience

  • Holds a BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent military experience required
  • Demonstrates 8+ years software development experience
  • Shows expertise with at least one major cloud platform (Amazon AWS, Google GCP, or Microsoft Azure) for 5+ years
  • Proficient in architecting and engineering large-scale distributed serving systems - 5+ years
  • Must have 8+ years software development experiences with Java/NodeJS/Python
  • Integration experience - Successfully integrated Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions, prioritizing seamless authentication and heightened security measures
  • Implemented Graph Data Lakehouse methodologies to optimize data storage and retrieval strategies
  • Demonstrates proficiency in visualizing complex data through network visualization techniques, empowering stakeholders with actionable insights
  • Executes Linux environments and Shell scripting for streamlined automation and system management
  • Soft Skills
    • Cultivates effective communication skills, fostering collaboration across multifunctional teams
    • Demonstrates exceptional problem-solving abilities, resolving intricate technical challenges with agility
  • Preferred Knowledge
    • Familiarity with MongoDB, Kafka/Firehose, Redis, Spark/Spark Streaming/Spark SQL, Redshift, or similar data warehousing solutions, amplifying data processing capabilities
    • Contributed to the development of real-time analytics systems or machine learning systems, driving innovation and performance enhancements
    • In essence, we seek a candidate who not only possesses the requisite technical prowess but also exhibits a proactive mindset, capable of driving impactful change and delivering tangible results within the software development landscape

Additional Information

The Team

As part of the IoT security cloud infrastructure team, you’ll be working on building our state of art realtime data analytics system and high performance serving system. You won’t find someone at Palo Alto Networks that isn’t committed to your success – with everyone pitching in to assist when it comes to solutions selling, learning, and development. As a member of our systems engineering team, you are motivated by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredible complex cyberthreats.

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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/com-missioned roles) is expected to be between $144,200/yr to $233,200/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here


Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: Yes

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