Principal Software Engineer (Networking Protocols - IoT Security) - #9805466

Palo Alto Networks


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Santa Clara, CA
Contract type: Full time

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 well-being 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!



Your Career 

You will work with a team of amazing IoT device identification and security professionals to help identify, monitor and protect the ever growing number of Internet of Things devices in our vast customer base. This is one of the fastest growing area of cyber security today and we offer a great opportunity to help shape this relatively new landscape and make a real impact in securing the future of IoT.

Your Impact

As a senior level IoT security software engineer, you will

  • Analyze traffic to extract patterns for device identification in IoT networks
  • Design and implement new approaches to IoT device visibility
  • Design and develop IoT security engine software in our cloud-based software components
  • Research Network Protocols and IoT Devices
  • Collect and analyze network traffic
  • Support customer trials
  • Lead and coordinate projects
  • Drive innovation and refactoring efforts


Your Experience

  • A degree in Computer Science or similar fields or equivalent military experience required
  • 7+ years of work experience in the networking domain
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP and networking protocols
  • Good programming skills with Python, C/C++, pr Java
  • Experience with TCPDUMP, Wireshark or similar packet inspection tools
  • Experience with Network device discovery tools preferred
  • Knowledge in medical, industrial ICS or other IoT/OT is preferred
  • Prior Experience with IoT devices is a plus
  • Familiarity of cloud technologies is a plus
  • Experience with one or more security areas below is a plus
      - IDS/IPS
      - Application based firewall
      - Security vulnerability detection and monitoring
      - Client device signature
      - Malware attacks
  • Good communication skills, creative thinker and team player
  • Curiosity and passion about Computer Networking and Security


The Team

To stay ahead of the curve, it’s critical to know where the curve is, and how to anticipate the changes we’re facing. For the fastest growing cybersecurity company, the curve is the evolution of cyberattacks, and the products and services that proactively address them. Our engineering team is at the core of our products – connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. They are constantly innovating – challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. These engineers aren’t shy about creating products to solve problems no one has tackled before. They define the industry, instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

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 [email protected].

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

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