Director SQA Engineering (Prisma Access)

Engineering Santa Clara, California


At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to best. In return, your career will have a tangible impact – one that's working toward technology that affects every level of society.

Our mission doesn’t happen by treading softly – no, it happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed – intentionally – to stay ahead of the world’s next cyber threat.

Your Career

We are looking for a seasoned, hands-on senior QA leader who has delivered at least one highly reliable, distributed system product line from inception to production. Prisma Access service, born in the cloud, is going to disrupt Secure Enterprise Networking and is a leading contender for Gartner’s SASE magic quadrant. You’ll be leading Automation & QA team to disrupt SASE market through impeccable reliability. You’ll help rebuild an automation framework that is multi-cloud with complex Security & Network features. You ideally have experienced critical issue management, you can assess any problem, remain calm under pressure while providing thoughtful resolutions. Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills are required as you will collaborate with Engineers, Customer Advocates, Program and Product Management.

Your Experience

  • 10+ years’ experience leading a QA team primarily through automation
  • 10+ years’ experience delivering software releases
  • Experience in Cross-team collaboration with Development, Product Management & Customer success leads
  • Built complex distributed systems testbeds ideally in the Cloud (AWS, GCP)
  • Python experience is a must, Go Lang is desired
  • Network domain experience is a must - high-performance Data Plane as well as knowledge of Networking Protocols like BGP
  • Security experience is a plus
  • 5+ years’ experience in managing and mentoring 15+ engineers team

The Team

Our engineering team has an unrivaled opportunity to create the products and processes that will support our company growth over the next decade, redefining the cybersecurity industry as we know it. If you see the potential of how productive people can transform a business, this is the team for you. If you don’t wait for directions, instead, identifying new features and opportunities we have to just get better, this is your new career.

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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

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.

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