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Palo Alto Networks Staff/Sr. Staff/Principal Test Engineer (Next Generation Firewall / Cloud Security) in Bengaluru, India

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.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. 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.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks NGFW (Next Generation Firewall) group is looking for a seasoned and accomplished test / Automation engineer with experience in validating core networking & security features in the test engineering team. You will be part of a world-class software test engineering team that works on qualifying various ground-breaking security (On-Prem and Cloud) technologies / use cases. You will work with a multi- functional team of engineers solving interesting problems in the area of L2-7 / Cloud security.

We are looking for highly motivated engineers who have intellectual curiosity, love the challenge of solving complex problems with variable factors and creativity in obtaining solutions.We are looking for leaders who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to pursue problems at every level. Collaboration is at the heart of our culture and we need engineers who can communicate at a high level and work well with multi-functional teams towards achieving a common goal.

Your Impact

  • Work in a small and fast paced team to solve important customer problems and deliver most impactful results

  • Contribute in all phases of end to end product and solution validation

  • Work with different development and quality assurances groups to achieve the best quality

  • Suggest and implement improvements to the QA process

  • Work with DevOps and the Technical Support teams to troubleshoot customer issues Interview, mentor and coach new team members

Your Experience

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience with a BS OR MS degree in Network and Security domain with Test Engineering experience in platforms, infrastructure and systems area

  • Strong automation/Programming experience in Python

  • Experience in sanity and regression execution activities

  • Good understanding of control plane and data plane architecture in networking devices

  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies such as VMware ESXi, qemu/kvm, Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Excellent QA skills employing test frameworks, commercial test sets, home grown tools, automated testing

  • Working knowledge and experience with Routing (multicast) ,TCP/IP, application layer protocols

  • Hands on experience testing network / security products

  • Be able to build and maintain complex networking testbeds

  • Excellent problem-solving, debugging/troubleshooting skills,

  • Experience with various Linux platform testing & troubleshooting tools

  • Preferred experience in cloud technologies, CI/CD tools such as Jenkins is plus

  • Experience with automation tools development skill-set

  • Python, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, JQuery

  • MySQL,NoSQL (MongoDB)

  • Web Application Programming, RESTful applications, Linux administration

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with open source test and Network traffic generating tools and good to have experience with typical test tools from Spirent, Breaking Point, and Ixia

  • Experience setting testbeds in a Virtualization environment is desirable

  • Exposure to Cloud Technologies (AWS,GCP,Azure or any other cloud)

The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products – 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

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.