Senior QA Engineer – Cloud Data Security (Cortex)

Palo Alto Networks

Company Description

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.

FLEXWORK is an employee-centric reimagining of how we work. We built FLEXWORK based on employee feedback – it is about flexibility, trust, and choice whenever possible. It’s been a journey of disruption that has yielded the best of our values. We offer as much flexibility as possible, and choices that enable you to be most productive, including benefits that meet your needs and learning opportunities that you feel passionate about.

Job Description

Your Career

XDR is developing a new offering to help SOC teams investigate and respond to cloud security incidents. Protecting IaaS (GCP/AWS/Azure) requires a different set of skills than those applied to traditional security and the majority of cloud security solutions today are targeting DevSecOps teams, while Cortex XDR for cloud is putting the emphasis on SOC investigation and response.

XDR for the cloud is a unique opportunity to build a large-scale product FOR the cloud, not only IN the cloud. (though we are a modern technology platform hosted in GCP).

You will have a truly unique opportunity to influence the development of a new product.

The new team will work closely with the PMs, cyber-research and Dev leaders, help define the requirements, and conduct a substantial part of the technical research.
We are looking for an experienced QA Engineer, who will join our team!

Your Impact

  • You will be responsible for the quality of a product that applies the power of XDR to solve the challenges of cloud investigation and response, with a focus on IaaS security for SOC teams
  • Be the QA owner of relevant user stories, from inception to delivery inside a development team
  • Work closely with teams of expert engineers, security researchers, and product managers to solve complex problems
  • Execute QA cycles on a tight release schedule
  • Gain a deep understanding of all major public cloud infrastructures (GCP/AWS/Azure)
  • Learn about security solutions and technologies
  • Debug failures in complex environments


Your Experience

  • 5+ years of software testing experience
  • Experience in defining test specs
  • Experience with both frontend and backend testing of cloud-based services
  • Knowledge of at least one major IaaS provider (GCP/AWS/Azure)
  • Knowledge of at least one DBMS
  • Knowledge of Python – an advantage
  • Cybersecurity background – an advantage
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Positive ‘can-do’ mindset

Additional Information

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 [email protected].

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.


Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

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