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Sr. Software Engineer, SaaS/IaaS App Researcher



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, July 8, 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.

Job Overview

As part of the SaaS/IaaS App research team (App connector team), you will have an opportunity to work on world class CASB solution that protect thousands of SaaS applications. Research team develops the app intelligent content that are loaded in the Netskope App Context Engine to inspect SaaS/IaaS apps and web traffic for identifying activities and object extraction to support features like DLP, Threat scan, Encryption & quarantine. Netskope is looking for innovative, passionate and self motivated engineers like you who are willing to make an impact with their technical expertise.

Job Responsibilities

  • Involve in the complete development life cycle starting with research on various requirements, understand/define functional specs, convert them into solid signatures with high efficacy/quality & measure the efficacy based on production data.
  • Understand the use cases and work flows of various enterprise SaaS/IaaS services/solutions. Perform Deep Packet Analysis of the SaaS/IaaS app traffic and develop content as per the specification of Netskope App Context Engine.
  • Forward Looking Research: Researcher will have the opportunity to develop leading edge prototypes to solve emerging challenges in the cloud security space.
  • Develop necessary tools, preferably in Python/Go, to assist with research, development & maintenance of app connectors.
  • Work closely with the technical support team to handle customer escalations. Analyze the product gaps that resulted in customer issues and improve the signature resiliency and test strategy.
  • E2E ownership for a set of SaaS/IaaS apps from research, content development, testing, monitoring & maintenance.
  • Work closely with the Product management, Testing team and other stakeholders in various phases of signature development to ensure high quality delivery as per requirements.

Preferred Qualification

  • B.E /B.Tech /M.Tech degree from a recognised and accredited university/college
  • 3-7 years of work experience.

Preferred Technical Skills

  • In depth understanding of HTTP/s protocol & web content is must.
  • Familiarity with web data formats like JSON, MIME,XML, HTML
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP, SSL/TLS and Deep packet inspection.
  • Hands-on experience with traffic analysis tools like Wireshark or Fiddler is a must.
  • Programming experience in Python or Go is a must. Javascript will be a plus.
  • Experience with web automation tools like Selenium is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, debugging & problem-solving skills

Additional Skill

  • Experience with IPS/IDS signature development is a big plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with AWS, Azure or GCP is a plus.
  • Good understanding of security products like SWG, Web proxies or cloud security solutions is a big plus.
  • Exposure to big data analytics and machine learning is a plus.


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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