Principal Engineer Software (Browser Development)

    • PaloAlto Networks
  • Posted 43 days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


On Site
USD 170,000.00 - 275,000.00 per year
Full Time


Problem solving
Software development
Software development methodology
Requirements analysis
Software deployment
Data structure
Cascading style sheets
Network protocols
Web development
Open source
Web browsers
Cloud computing
Cyber security
Palo Alto

Job Details


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 personalization 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 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 with some flexibility offered where needed. 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 on the industry's best cybersecurity solutions together!

Your Career

The public cloud market has been growing at a rapid rate for the last few years. Enterprise users are accessing corporate applications from anywhere. At times,the application access could be from a non-enterprise device. Some industries are keen on enabling its employee access from his own device (BYOD). There is a growing need for creative engineers to help develop software to prevent cyberthreats within the cloud environment. In this role, you will develop security disciplines to solve real-world problems and critical cybersecurity challenges.

You love to code and build exceptional products, and you bring new ideas in all facets of software development. You are someone who is highly technical, understands browser internals and worked on any of the browser engines like Chromium or Webkit or Firefox. You love solving challenges for our customers in complex environments, and you aren't deterred by the fact that much of this technology just has not been done before. In fact, you like the prospect of the challenge.

Your Impact

  • Responsible for complete software development process including requirement analysis, design, development, deployment, and support
  • Write clean, testable, readable, scalable and maintainable code that scales and performs well for thousands of customers
  • Participate actively and be a factor to design and development discussions
  • Develop a strong understanding and be able to explain browser internals and design concepts to others

Your Experience

  • 5+years of solid experience in C++
  • Solid experience in Data Structures and Algorithms , Object Oriented Design
  • Expertise in javascript
  • Experience working on chromium or any browser engine or building features on top of the browser
  • Understanding of cache, cookies, HTTP/HTTPS and other security protocols
  • Understanding of HTML5 and CSS
  • Experience/Knowledge of V8 engine is a plus
  • Knowledge of network protocols
  • Experience in a multi-threaded and multi-process environment
  • Deep understanding of web development best practices (e.g. Performance, Memory etc.)
  • Proficiency with Source Code Tools
  • Experience handling open source projects
  • Experience handling huge code bases spanning a few GBs

Great to have

  • Work experience in Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience working on golang applications is a plus
  • Experience in designing/building scalable microservices based architectures and REST APIs is a plus
  • Experience in building multithreaded concurrent systems
  • Video/media streaming protocols
  • RPC mechanisms
  • Experience on any databases like new4j,sql, big query etc.
  • Able to debug and analyze complex issues
  • Chromium/WebKit committer

The Team

As part of the browser technologies team, you will be responsible for building products that protect data, workloads, and infrastructure for some of the largest enterprise customers in the world. We help the customers in their transitional journey to the cloud by ensuring they have the best in class protection. The cloud market has been growing at a rapid rate for the last few years. As more and more enterprises use the public cloud, there is an insatiable demand for securing workloads in the public cloud. With our recent acquisition of Prisma Public Cloud, formerly RedLock and making Palo Alto Networks the reigning market leader.

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 $170,000/yr to $275,000/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?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
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