Palo Alto Networks Intern - GlobalProtect Cloud Service Software Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Palo Alto Networks® is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. If you are motivated, intelligent, creative, hardworking and want to make an impact, then this job is for you!

Our Summer Internship Program from May-August or June-September provides you:

  • 1:1 mentorship

  • Fun and engaging events that inspire your intellectual curiosity

  • Opportunities to expand your knowledge and work on challenging projects

  • Connections to other interns, recent grads, and employees across the company as well as our leaders.

GlobalProtect™ extends the protection of our next-generation security platform. GlobalProtect Cloud Service (GPCS) operationalizes the deployment by leveraging a cloud-based security infrastructure operated by Palo Alto Networks. It uses cutting-edge public and private cloud technologies extending the next generation security protection to all cloud services, customers on-premise remote networks and mobile users.

We are seeking a Software Engineer to design, develop and deliver next-generation technologies within our GlobalProtect Cloud Service team. We want passionate engineers who love to code and build great products. Engineers who bring new ideas in all facets of software development. We are looking for leaders who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to solve problems at every level. Collaboration and teamwork are at the foundation of our culture and we need engineers who can communicate at a high level and work well with others towards achieving a common goal.

Learning Opportunities

  • Design, develop and implement scalable software features on our next-generation security platform as part of our GlobalProtect Cloud Service

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

  • Suggest and implement improvements to the development process

  • Work with DevOps and the Technical Support teams to troubleshoot customer issues

  • Work with other software development teams to apply PanOS features on GPCS

  • Interview, mentor and coach new team members


The successful applicant should…

  • Have extensive hands-on programming skills in Python or proficiency in at least 1-2 other programming languages

  • SQL or NoSQL database knowledge

  • Networking and Routing skills

  • Virtualization, such as ESXi, KVM, Hyper-V is a plus

  • Experience in one or more cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure, GCE, Kubernetes is a plus

  • High energy and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Fast learner and eager to absorb new emerging technologies

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills

Requirements – To apply, you must be pursuing a 4-year Undergraduate Degree, a 2-year Master’s Degree or a Doctorate degree and returning to school in the fall. You must have authorization to work within the United States.

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