Job Information

Palo Alto Networks Principal Software Engineer- Big Data And Cloud (Cortex) in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

Your Career

We are looking for a Principal Backend Engineer to join our Cortex XDR team and help us to prevent, detect and respond to all runs on an integrated endpoint, network and cloud data – reduce the noise and focus on real threats.

More information about the Cortex XDR product can be found here. (

Your Impact

  • You will be a part of a group with the mentality and independence of a startup, supported by the power of a successful corporation - You will design and build an infrastructure that supports billions of events per second, storing, processing and making them accessible and visible to the user while collaborating with the industry’s leading cyber products

  • You will be responsible for the complete software development life cycle including requirement analysis, design, development, deployment, and support - You will write clean, testable, readable, fast and maintainable code that is efficient and scalable

Your Experience

  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent knowledge or equivalent military experience required

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience - Must

  • Experience in distributed cloud products

  • Experienced with a variety of database technologies (Mysql / Cassandra / Google BigQuery Amazon Redshift / ElasticSearch)

  • Experience in designing, building and maintaining a scalable server-side application

  • Experience in Go / Python - an advantage

  • Experience with GCP - advantage

  • Experience with Kubernetes/Docker - advantage

  • Knowledge of the cyber field - advantage

The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products and connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. We are constantly innovating — challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. Our engineers don’t shy away from building products to solve problems no one has pursued before.

We define the industry instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of a challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

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 .

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.


Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.