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Principal Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

About Netskope

Today, there's more data and users outside the enterprise than inside, causing the network perimeter as we know it to dissolve. We realized a new perimeter was needed, one that is built in the cloud and follows and protects data wherever it goes, so we started Netskope to redefine Cloud, Network and Data Security.

Since 2012, we have built the market-leading cloud security company and an award-winning culture powered by hundreds of employees spread across offices in Santa Clara, St. Louis, Bangalore, London, Melbourne, Taipei, and Tokyo. Our core values are openness, honesty, and transparency, and we purposely developed our open desk layouts and large meeting spaces to support and promote partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork. From catered lunches and office celebrations to employee recognition events (pre and hopefully post-Covid) and social professional groups such as the Awesome Women of Netskope (AWON), we strive to keep work fun, supportive and interactive. Visit us at Netskope Careers. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter@Netskope.

About the role

Please note, this team is hiring across multiple levels and candidates are individually assessed and appropriately leveled based upon their skills and experience.

The Netskope Data Security team is focused on providing unrivaled visibility and real-time data protection. Our products ensure that customer’s data is protected wherever it lives. Our engineers work on architecting, designing, and delivering the next generation of highly scalable, effective, and high-performance data loss prevention solutions. You will have the opportunity to build best-in-class data security solutions using different technologies including cutting edge algorithms and ML-based models while working with a talented and experienced team of software engineers in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

What’s in it for you

We are looking for software engineers who are passionate about developing cutting-edge software in C++, Golang and Python. As a member of the Netskope Data Security team you will design and deliver highly effective, scalable and high-performance software solutions required for the next generation of content inspection and data protection.

What you will be doing

  • Developing software in C++, C, Golang, and Python.
  • Architecting, designing and developing systems as part of the data security services offering.
  • Using ML models and advanced data structures and algorithms to deliver solutions to challenging problems.
  • Delivering solutions that prevent loss of sensitive or confidential data by performing deep content inspection of traffic.
  • Developing highly scalable software solutions.

Required skills and experience

  • 12+ years of industry experience building high-performance, scalable, and secure dataplane services.
  • Programming mastery of C++ (Experience with Golang, Python, and C).
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture such as multi-threading, CPU scheduling, and memory management.
  • A solid understanding of algorithms and data structures to implement software solutions responsible for real-time inline data processing.
  • Experience and knowledge of TCP, SSL, HTTP, and SMTP protocols and REST Services.
  • Passion and hands-on experience developing data security solutions.
  • Inspire out of the box thinking to solve challenging problems.
  • Working knowledge of regular expression syntax and tools is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills using debuggers like gdb and tools like Valgrind.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with developing and deploying software to GCP, AWS, Azure.
  • Experience in CI/CD using tools like Drone, Jenkins, or other similar technologies.
  • Proponent of TDD a big plus and a knowledge of various unit testing frameworks.
  • Knowledge of and solid experience with Linux, Windows, and/or MacOS.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate in an open, transparent and consistent manner with team and co-workers.
  • Innovative and out-of-the box thinking to foster original ideas.


  • BSCS or equivalent required, MSCS or equivalent strongly preferred


Netskope is committed to implementing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. Netskope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on religion, race, color, sex, marital or veteran statues, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which we operate.

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