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Principal Engineer, Cloud Firewall



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, May 3, 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 all levels and candidates are individually assessed and appropriately leveled based upon their skills and experience.

The Netskope Cloud Firewall delivers Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) for egress traffic from a SASE architecture. Users and offices connect to NewEdge, the largest private security cloud in the world for firewall protection. With Cloud Firewall, organizations improve their security posture, while reducing operational costs compared to traditional hardware appliances.

What's in it for you

You will be a member of a team using state of the art tools and technologies to design, develop and deliver a performant, scalable system that processes customer traffic at cloud-scale. In addition to design and development of the core system, you will also participate in the development of all related automated test infrastructure and CI/CD integration. Your contributions to this effort will be used by Fortune and Global 500 enterprise customers on a daily basis.

What you will be doing

  • Designing, Architecting and Developing high performance, scalable cloud based security systems and services.
  • Building highly scalable, low latency and high throughput services for the Netskope cloud.
  • Coordinating with other service development teams, product management and support teams to ensure scalability, supportability and availability for owned services and dependent services.
  • Working with Product Management to understand customer requirements and translating the same to engineering requirements and design. Understanding requirement specs, researching appropriate solutions, and designing/implementing high-quality features that ensure reliability, sustainability, scalability and observability.
  • Working with QA to help them better test our product.

Required skills and experience

  • 18+ years of experience building high-performance networking security software in a distributed L3-L7 environment
  • Programming mastery in C/C++, Solid understanding of data structures with Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Understanding of Networking concepts - TCP/IP, SSL/TLS etc
  • Good working knowledge of Firewalls, IPS/IDS etc
  • Experience with traffic analysis tools like Tcpdump/Wireshark.
  • Experience with Unit Testing frameworks - C++ gtest, pytest
  • Willingness to work with a globally distributed team in different time zones
  • Self-starter with desire to work in a fast paced environment with cross-timezone teams.
  • Candidate should have an attitude of “go and get it done” and should exhibit it in day-2-day work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bonus points for experience with Ansible, Kubernetes, SQL and NoSQL datastores, CI/CD, Jenkins


  • BSCS or equivalent required, MSCS or equivalent strongly preferred


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