Senior Software Engineer, Big Data Query

Senior Software Engineer, Big Data Query

16 Sep 2020

Senior Software Engineer, Big Data Query

Job Description

This is an opportunity to use both your technical expertise and your passion for delivering business value to be a part of an org tackling real problems for real businesses on the largest data platform in the security domain. We are hiring principal, senior, or junior level engineers on query data processing based on large amounts of datasets in the Firewall Data Lake.

Firewall Data Lake is the industry's leading, AI-based data platform. Firewall Data Lake collects customer’s large amounts of data in Petabytes daily. The query service on the Data Lake provides fast and sophisticated queries for analytics, machine Learning and AI, so that our customers and tools can act on potential security threats. Customers can securely and privately store and analyze large amounts of data that is normalized for advanced AI and machine learning to find threats and orchestrate responses quickly. We’re building the foundations of the next inflection point in the security industry by combining our deep expertise in security with the state of the art in large-scale infrastructure for data processing and machine learning (think exabytes of data).

This is a unique opportunity to help build the products and practices that will support our growth over the next decade. If you see the potential of how incredible people can transform a business, this is the role for you. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.


  • Design and implement query service on the Firewall Data Lake, provide scalable and reliable systems and solutions.

  • Build a large scale production system with high throughput and low latency, based on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • Interface with the broader data platform teams to help develop a long-term technology roadmap.

  • Be both a deep technical leader and a hands-on engineer.

  • Champion engineering excellence, establishing business metrics, and drive continuous operational improvement.


Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or related practical experience.

  • 2+ years’ experience or equivalent in software engineering.

  • Professional experience in software development, using java or more programming languages.

  • Experience in distributed data processing and system

  • Knowledge of SQL.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skills for planning and executing complex projects.

  • Experience on frameworks and infra architecture.

  • Deep hands-on technical expertise.

  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems running on large scale production environments.

  • Experience on public clouds and products, such as BigQuery on GCP, or AWS is a plus.

  • Experience on query engine optimization is a plus.


Additional Information

Your Team

We’re not your ordinary Information Security team. We’re a diverse group of security professionals that accepts challenging the status quo in order to protect Palo Alto Networks and our customers.

Driving innovation on the Information Security team of the fastest-growing high-tech cybersecurity company is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined by the brightest minds in technology, and our global teams are on the front line of defense against cyberattacks.

This role is located in Santa Clara, California.

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.

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

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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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