Principal SQA Engineer (Cloud Security Solutions)

Full Time
Santa Clara, CA
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Palo Alto Networks competes for the best talent. Our compensation packages consist of salary and equity, and are commensurate with accomplishment. We offer a full suite of benefits, including 401(K). Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history.  We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!

Role Description:

As a member of the SQA Engineering Team, the candidate will be involved with analyzing, testing, and modeling Palo Alto Networks top customer’s deployments to increase the reliability of products and solutions in complex deployment scenarios. The successful candidate will utilize her/his experience in customer deployments and network operations to model networks, and to develop, automate, and execute complex solution test plans. The successful candidate will have exposure and interactions with partners, customers, support teams, development teams, and product management teams. We are looking for self-motivated, independent and proactive candidate, as the successful candidate will be responsible for qualifying Palo Alto Networks products with public and private cloud solutions. 


  • Responsible for qualifying Palo Alto Networks products with public and private cloud solutions.
  • Develop, automate and execute complex solution test plans.
  • Involved with analyzing, testing and modeling customer’s deployments or solutions.
  • Work with partners, customers, support teams, development teams and product management teams for solution tests.


  • BS + 9 years or MS + 7 years experience in the Networking Security industry, or equivalent experience. 
  • Detailed understanding of modern public and private cloud networks design, network security and implementation and troubleshooting.
  • Design, develop, and integrate a highly automated system and solutions testing environment for private and public cloud environments.
  • Experience with cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and Google App Engine.
  • Detailed understanding of SDN and Virtualization technologies.
  • Extensive Test automation and scripting skills (preferably python, Rest APIs)
  • Experience with different Open stack vendors and SDN controller is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of networking test equipment (e.g. Ixia Breaking Point, Spirent Web Avalanche) and ability to work with open source traffic generators.
  • Detailed understanding of layer 3 networking protocols (e.g., BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, PIM).
  • Detailed understanding of layer 4-7 protocols such as HTTP or DNS is required.
  • Hands on experience building and administrating Linux servers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

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Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for thousands of organizations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyber threat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization’s most valuable assets.

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Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000