Palo Alto Networks Senior SQA Engineer (System Test) in Santa Clara, California

Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history. 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 is for you!

Job Overview:

As a member of the SQA Engineering Team, the candidate will be involved with analyzing, testing, and modeling Palo Alto Networks top customer deployments to increase the reliability of products in complex deployment scenarios. The successful candidate will utilize her/his experience in customer deployments and network operations to model networks, and to develop, automate, and execute complex system test plans. The successful candidate will have exposure and interactions with customers, support teams, development teams, and product management teams.


  • Execution of testing for major, minor and maintenance releases.

  • Find complex scale bugs and work with development to resolve issues found.

  • Build new and update existing test beds.

  • Author test cases for new features and platforms.

  • Presenting test results to Product Management, Development and Customers.


  • MSEE/CS with 6 years of relative experience.

  • BS/CS 8+ years of experience in the Networking Security industry, or equivalent experience.

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

  • Experience with commercial and non-commercial networking test equipment (e.g. Ixia Breaking Point, Spirent Web Avalanche) is essential.

  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in layer 3 networking protocols (e.g., BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, PIM).

  • Detailed understanding of layer 4-7 protocols such as HTTP or DNS is required.

  • Strong knowledge of Python. Ability to develop, maintain, and monitor automated processes.

  • Hands on experience building and administrating Linux servers.

  • Experience with virtualized servers and infrastructure is desirable.

  • Past experience with technical presentations, customer interfacing, and requirements interpretation is highly desirable.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills are a must.

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