Palo Alto Networks Senior SQA Engineer (Automation- VPN Client) in Santa Clara, California

Palo Alto Networks is the fastest-growing security company in history and a four-time Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for our innovation and ability to execute. Named best place to work by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 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 may be for you!


As a SQA engineer for feature testing, you will be responsible for testing the upcoming new products or features on Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewall. You will participate in the requirements and design discussions and make a difference in shaping the future direction. The work will involve close interaction with development and product management teams. You will write, execute and automate test plans based on requirements and design specs. Successful candidate will be responsible for qualifying Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall and Global Protect VPN application in a cloud environment.


  • Develop, execute and automate test plans and test cases.

  • Develop tools and infrastructure to improve quality and efficiency of testing.

  • 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.

  • Develop and maintain complex test bed environment.

  • Extensive Test automation and scripting skills (preferably python, Rest APIs)

  • Good knowledge of networking and ability to work with open source traffic generators and tools.

  • Experience with virtualization environments.

Preferred skills:

  • Hands on experience with AWS Compute and Networking services.

  • Detailed understanding HTTP, DNS, IPSec, SSL, Active Directory, SAML

  • Good understanding of layer 3 networking protocols (e.g., BGP, OSPF).

  • Detailed understanding of modern public and private cloud networks design, network security and implementation and troubleshooting.

  • Hands on experience building and administrating Linux servers

  • Experience testing network security products, preferably with firewalls and VPN clients on different OS (e.g., Windows, MAC, iOS, Android and Chrome)


  • MSEE/CS with career-level of experience.

  • BS/CS career-level of experience in the Networking Security industry, or equivalent experience.


Palo Alto Networks® is a revolutionary and dynamic company creating next generation enterprise security products. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual who wants to contribute and make a difference, this job is for you!

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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