Software Engineer in Test (Cortex Services)

Engineering Santa Clara, California


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.

Your Career

As a Software Engineer in Test, you will be responsible for building tools and automations to help drive the efficiency and reliability of our Cortex Platform.  We are looking for highly technical individuals driven in their desire to get hands-on experience with a wide variety of networking and security technologies. You’ll work closely with our development and product management teams, testing and presenting the results to identify new approaches.   You will participate in design discussions and help make a difference in developing the future direction of our software. You will drive for efficiency by helping to develop new tools and enhance our automation framework and scripts.  

Your Impact

  • Develop and maintain test automation and framework.
  • Develop tools and infrastructure that enable engineers to bulid, test and release features confidently and continuously.
  • Work closely with the Software Engineering, Product Management teams during product development from design to release.
  • Reproduce and debug issues found during and after software release.
  • Responsible for functional testing of Palo Alto Networks’ Application Framework, Services and Portal.
  • Develop and execute test plans and test cases.

Your Experience

  • BS or MS in computer science or related technical field.
  • Experience with API and UI automation/testing.
  • Infrastructure and Tools development 
  • Scripting and/or programming.
  • JavaScript, Google Cloud Platform, Python, Selenium, Jenkins and Docker.
  • Experience in a QA position a plus.
  • Testing network security products, preferably with firewalls and intrusion prevention is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills


The Team

To stay ahead of the curve, it’s critical to know where the curve is, and how to anticipate the changes we’re facing. For the fastest growing cybersecurity company, the curve is the evolution of cyberattacks, and the products and services that proactively address them. Our engineering team is at the core of our products – connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. They are constantly innovating – challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. These engineers aren’t shy about building products to solve problems no one has pursued before. They define the industry, instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

Our engineering team is provided with an unrivaled chance to create the products and practices that will support our company growth over the next decade, defining the cybersecurity industry as we know it. If you see the potential of how incredible people products 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.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at