Principal Software Engineer, Site Reliability (XDR Cloud)

    • PaloAlto Networks
  • Posted 44 days ago | Updated 6 hours ago


On Site
USD 144,200.00 - 233,200.00 per year
Full Time


Palo Alto
Google Cloud
Problem solving
Cyber security
Software deployment
Service level
Effective communication
Software development
Infrastructure management
Computer networking
Cloud computing
Configuration Management
Security operations
User experience
Continuous integration
Continuous delivery
Artificial intelligence
Technical direction

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 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!

Your Career

We are looking for a Principal DevOps/SRE to operate in production a large scale Google Cloud Platform cloud running our innovative SaaS cyber-security product, while continuously improving application deployment, monitoring, operability and uptime of the service.

The Cortex XDR group specializes in analysis and visualization of complex cyber-data gathered by the Palo Alto Networks products. It combines high-performance algorithms, deep understanding of modern databases, advanced visualization and high-end UI/UX.

Your Impact

  • Work closely and in full coordination with the DevOps and the RND team to develop new features and maintain high reliability for our SAAS Products (XDR, XSIAM, XSOAR and XSPANSE)
  • Work with the US and Israeli DevOps teams to provide follow-the-sun operational coverage in the production of our SaaS product
  • Build automated tools for cloud operations such as automated remediation of known issues, auto-scaling, etc.
  • Collaborate with the US SRE team to improve the security, cost-efficiency and performance of our SAAS products and internal platform tools
  • Develop and maintain various internal platform applications that enable our engineering teams to securely and effectively develop new product features

Your Experience

  • Expert level experience as a DevOps/SRE engineer with a passion for technology and strong motivation and responsibility for high reliability and service level
  • Ability to operate independently, make decisions, take action and take responsibility
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work and coordinate between multiple cross-functional and international teams
  • High proficiency in computer programming
  • High proficiency with Linux
  • High proficiency with developing and orchestrating containerized environments (Kubernetes and Docker)
  • High proficiency in Infrastructure management tools like terraform, ansible etc.
  • Ability to grasp new technologies quickly and prioritize and multitask on multiple responsibilities

Desired Experience

  • Proficiency with Google Cloud Platform operations
  • Proficient in understanding complex python code bases and writing good python applications
  • Experience managing multiple kubernetes clusters
  • Excellent understanding of computer networking, networking in cloud computing and containerized environments (kubernetes)
  • Proficiency with Prometheus and other cloud native monitoring solutions
  • Proficiency with CI/CD and Configuration Management

The Team

Cortex is the industry's only open and integrated, AI-based, continuous security platform. Cortex is a significant evolution of the Application Framework designed to simplify security operations and considerably improve outcomes. Deployed on a global, scalable public cloud platform, Cortex allows security operations teams to speed the analysis of massive data sets. You can learn more about Cortex XDR here .

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/commissioned 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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