Palo Alto Networks is hiring a

Backend Tech Lead (Prisma Access)

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Your Career

In a world where remote work is the new norm, organizations’ perimeters are much more loosely defined and cloud-native apps replace data centers rapidly, a new approach is needed to provide connectivity, compliance and security for all.

As a Backend Tech Lead -  you will build and design distributed backend services that are the backbone of our platform. You will need to think wide about all system components and will need to consider the trade-offs with every design decision you make.

You will work with the latest technologies and development methodologies to achieve the best outcomes. This is a unique opportunity to join very early and take charge of new product architecture and build it from scratch. 

Your Impact

  • Oversee complete software development life cycle including requirement analysis, design, development, deployment and support
  • Determine objectives and approaches and  actively guide the design, implementation and testing of critical components in the product, taking into account complex considerations of multiple platforms, performance, supportability, maintainability and much more
  • Be able to clearly communicate goals and desired outcomes to internal project teams, explain highly complex Cloud Computing and Security concepts to others
  • Research new technologies and their implications on connectivity and security - Then design large architectural changes for use in the company’s products
  • Innovate around tools and process development
  • Write design documents, SW development guidelines, and best practices
  • Represents the Israel engineering team and serves as the spokesperson and bridge between the teams in Israel and the United States
  • Write clean, testable, readable, scalable and maintainable code that scales and performs well for thousands of customers

Your Experience

  • 8+ years’ experience in Software Engineering
  • Experience in building complex, high-scale solutions (Preferably experienced in Golang)
  • Passion for software engineering and coding - Energetic and eager to create  and outperform
  • Experience in developing cloud-distributed applications and cloud infrastructures
  • Strong computer science fundamentals
  • Proven record designing and implementing scalable REST APIs, services and data pipelines
  • Hands-on experience using SQL/NoSQL based databases
  • Understanding of microservices-based deployments with the ability to introduce  monitoring/tracing of application logs (e.g. Splunk) from inception
  • Familiarity with one or more cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and their technologies (Lambda functions, SNS/SQS etc.)
  • Experience with Kubernetes/Docker - advantage

The Team

To stay ahead of the curve, it’s critical to know where the curve is, and how to anticipate the changes we’re facing. For the fastest-growing cybersecurity company, the curve is the evolution of cyberattacks and access technologies and the products and services that dedicatedly address them. Our engineering team is at the core of our products – connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks and enabling secure access to all on-prem and cloud applications. They are constantly innovating – challenging the way we, and the industry, think about Access and security. These engineers aren’t shy about building products to solve problems no one has pursued before. They define the industry, instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

Our engineering team is provided with an unrivaled chance to create the products and practices that will support our company growth over the next decade, defining the cybersecurity industry as we know it. If you see the potential of how incredible people and products can transform a business, this is the team for you.   If the prospect of affecting tens of millions of people, enabling them to work remotely securely and easily in ways never done before, thrill you - you belong with us.

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.

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