Staff/Sr Staff Software Development Engineer (Python | Selenium | Automation | AWS)

Bengaluru, India
Terraform Ansible Docker Git Python Java

About Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so that customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is the company’s cloud-native platform that protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. 

With more than 10 years of experience developing, operating, and scaling the cloud, Zscaler serves thousands of enterprise customers around the world, including 450 of the Forbes Global 2000 organizations. In addition to protecting customers from damaging threats, such as ransomware and data exfiltration, it helps them slash costs, reduce complexity, and improve the user experience by eliminating stacks of latency-creating gateway appliances. 

Zscaler was founded in 2007 with a mission to make the cloud a safe place to do business and a more enjoyable experience for enterprise users. Zscaler’s purpose-built security platform puts a company’s defenses and controls where the connections occur—the internet—so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications and workloads reside.

Zscaler is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to be a founding member and lead the technical direction for a new software development team in Platform Experience Engineering. In this role, you will drive the development of software platforms for debuggability, observability, and operability across all Zscalers products and clouds.

Our mission is to build highly-available and performant distributed systems, capable of enabling quick issue identification, resolution, deflection, and prevention. Our ultimate goal is to ensure a smooth and seamless Zscaler experience for our customers.

As a Staff Software Engineer, you will design, code and maintain such innovative platforms. You will partner with the team’s engineering and product managers to drive the vision. You will also coach junior members of the team on development best practices 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement test automation frameworks, tools, and infrastructure to support the development of software applications.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and prioritize testing needs and requirements. 
  • Develop and maintain Python and Java for automation framework development for testing tasks, including unit testing, integration testing, and regression testing. 
  • Should be familiar with debugging tools like flamegraph, wireshark, valgrind and gdb. 
  • Utilize Terraform and Ansible to manage and provision infrastructure for testing and deployment. 
  • Continuously improve testing processes and tools to increase efficiency and quality. 
  • Experience with building docker images and deployment of images using docker / docker-compose 
  • Experience with  Jmeter, curl-loader or other similar tools for performance and scale testing.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field (or equivalent experience). 
  • At least 7 years of experience in framework development.
  • In-depth knowledge of Python, Selenium, Locust, K6, Playwright, JMeter, Terraform, and Ansible. 
  • Experience working with containerized applications and services. 
  • Strong understanding of software development and testing principles. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team. 
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies and version control systems (e.g., Git). 
  • Experience with test automation frameworks such as Selenium, K6, Appium, Playwright. 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work closely with cross-functional teams


By applying for this role, you adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and Zscaler policies, including those related to security and privacy standards and guidelines.

Zscaler is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Zscaler complies with all applicable federal, state, and local pay transparency rules. For additional information about the federal requirements, click here.

Zscaler is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations or adjustments) in our recruiting processes for candidates who are differently abled, have long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support.

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