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Principal Software Engineer, Data Platform (Cortex Xpanse)

Palo Alto Networks

Company Description

The Data Platform team in the Cortex Xpanse Engineering group is expanding, and we’re looking for a Principal Software Engineer.

In this role, you will select technology stacks, collaborate with other engineers, and own end-to-end delivery of customer-facing features that create the foundation for Xpanse’s Attack Surface Management product. You will draw upon your experience to rapidly investigate and prototype new functionality then switch to implementation mode to deliver products. You will guide and mentor your team in enterprise software development, architecture development, and technology evaluation. You will represent your team in architecture roadmap planning sessions, working regularly with other engineers, architects, and product managers.

You will be a technical leader within the team, with responsibility for mentoring and supporting your team members, building rapport with adjacent teams (to include other engineering teams and the end users), developing features from end to end, and supporting our systems in production. You will collaborate with the rest of the team on architectural direction, managing technical debt, and continuously evolving the team's agile development process.

Xpanse helps protect some of the world’s most important organizations by finding risks on the Internet that no one else can find. Your expertise will help define and secure the perimeters of the world's most important organizations.

Job Description

Your Impact

As a Principal Software engineer on the Data Platform team, you will

  • Architect and implement scalable ETL and ELT processes to handle data ranging from gigabytes to petabytes in size

  • Design and develop distributed streaming pipelines using Java multithreading and Apache Beam frameworks

  • Design and optimize data storage and indexing solutions for both real-time streaming and batch processing applications

  • Ensure your team delivers high output and mentor other engineers

  • Continuously seek ways to make a substantial impact on your team and the broader engineering organization

  • Help drive projects from requirements to complete design and implementation

  • Anticipate challenges of architecting at scale, align architecture vision with strategic initiatives


Your Experience

  • 7+ years of industry experience as a professional software engineer building writing back end software

  • Proficiency in designing and developing stream/event-processing architectures using technologies such as Kafka, RabbitMQ, Storm, Spark, or their equivalents

  • Excitement to dig in, prototype, build, test, and see projects through to production - results driven, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to balance shipping new products and features with addressing technical debt and investments in architecture and infrastructure

  • Solid understanding of various methods and tradeoffs for handling concurrency

  • Strong familiarity with databases, data modeling, and performance optimization

  • Experience with and opinions about API design and distributed backend systems

  • Familiarity with Java

  • These will fetch you bonus points

  • Have expertise with any of the following: BigQuery, PostgreSQL, BigTable, BigQuery, Apache Beam, database profiling, Terraform

  • Have experience using and enhancing CI/CD systems

Additional Information

The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products and connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. We are constantly innovating — challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. Our engineers don’t shy away from building products to solve problems no one has pursued before.

We define the industry instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of a 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.

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.