Palo Alto Networks Code Quality Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history. We foster a culture of innovation, authenticity, and collaboration. This focus helps to advance our mission of protecting our way of life in the digital age. Our people make this possible. It’s in our everyday interactions, how we work together and treat each other, that sets Palo Alto Networks apart from other organizations. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!


As a member of the Engineering Enablement group, you will be responsible for designing and developing our next-generation firewall platforms. We are seeking a Software Engineer who is passionate about code quality, has a desire to release a perfect product at the time of development to QA handoff, and understands the mechanisms and tools available to achieve those goals. This means writing or integrating tools that block errors before they merge, auditing and fixing existing code, and writing automated code coverage driven tests.


The ideal candidate would be passionate about code quality, have a desire to release a perfect product at the time of development to QA hand-off, and understand the mechanisms and tools available to achieve those goals.

  • You will have a strong knowledge of static analysis, dynamic analysis, and code coverage tools

  • Understand quality improvement mechanisms (unit test, automated regression, etc)

  • Understanding of networking and network appliances

  • Ability to work well with a group of senior engineers in a dynamic, fast paced environment


Experience with the following is a plus:

  • Build systems and tools such as gmake, autoconf, rpm, and cross compile environments

  • Coding for multiple build target architectures

  • Strong C coding skills and understanding of the language mechanics

  • Strong understanding of C compilers and options (gcc, clang, etc)

  • Familiarity with x86 and MIPS architecture

  • Valgrind, GDB, Sanitizerss

  • Scripting skills with bash and python


  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience.


We are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

Our Security Operating Platform is built for automation. It is easy to operate, with capabilities that work together, so customers can prevent successful cyberattacks. They can use analytics to automate routine tasks, so they can focus on what matters. We are known for continuously delivering innovations; and with Application Framework, we extend that to an open ecosystem of developers that benefit from our customers’ existing investment in data, sensors, and enforcement points.

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