Principal Big Data Engineer - 8228

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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 11/9/2016

Palo Alto Networks Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



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!

Palo Alto Networks Intelligent cloud is an essential element of Palo Alto Networks platform offering. It has several pieces including but not limited to wildfire, URL filtering, and auto focus. Our cloud provides threat intelligence to network and endpoint devices to protect our customers. It also provides threat analysis tools to security admins to help them understand threats and their severity.
In this service, we ingest tens of terabytes of data daily from several sources into the system. As the historical data is always valuable for analysis and correlation (i.e. the malware does not expire), the total amount of storage can easily get to peta bytes. By doing several data correlation among this vast amount of data, we can provide intelligence to our customers to help them prioritize threats and decide what actions they should take. For more information about auto focus please visit*ts=autofocus


* As a Big Data Engineer, you will be an integral member of our threat intelligence service, i.e. auto focus, team responsible for architecture, design and development.

* Having the dynamic ability to adapt to conventional big-data frameworks and tools with the use-cases required by the project

* Ability to communicate with research teams and data scientists, finding bottlenecks and resolving them

* Design and implement different architectural models for our scalable data processing, as well as scalable data storage

* Build tools for proper data ingestion from multiple heterogeneous sources


* 2+ years of experience in design and implementation in an environment with hundreds of terabytes of data

* 4+ years of experience with large data processing tools such as: Hadoop, HBase, Elastic Search, etc.

* 2+ years experience with Java

* Passion for doing research on large data sets containing ill-formatted data

* Can-do attitude on problem solving, quality and ability to execute

* Excellent inter-personal and teamwork skills

* BS in Computer Science/Engineering, or equivalent experience

Learn more about Palo Alto Networks here and check out our fast facts

Palo Alto Networks competes for the best talent. Our compensation packages consist of salary and equity, and are commensurate with accomplishment. We offer a full suite of benefits, including 401(K). Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.