Principal Software Engineer, Advanced Development

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Santa Clara, CA, United States
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About Netskope


Netskope is the leader in cloud security. We believe that people and companies should be able to collaborate without limits, working safely across the cloud, web, devices, and locations. Our corporate leadership is clear, open, and honest. Leaders share what’s happening in the company and all employees make a big impact. Recognized as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, on Glassdoor and Fortune Magazine as one of the top 100 cloud companies in the world, Netskope is a fast-moving company built to be the strategic enterprise security partner for a long time to come. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Netskope and Facebook.

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join the Netskope Labs Advanced Development group to help accelerate growth through innovation. This Advanced Development group is responsible for the research and development of new technologies and architectures for key strategic initiatives. You will be well suited to this role if you are a passionate engineer who takes pride in driving new features from inception through release and is excited about tackling complex distributed systems problems at massive scale.


  • Architect and implement critical software infrastructure for distributed large-scale multi-cloud environments.
  • Review architectures and designs across the organization to help guide other engineers to build scalable cloud services.
  • Provide technical leadership and strategic direction for large-scale distributed cloud-native solutions.
  • Be a catalyst for improving engineering processes and ownership.
  • Research, incubate, and drive new technologies to ensure we are leveraging the latest innovations.


  • 12+ years of industry experience building highly scalable solutions
  • Proven experience building and delivering cloud microservices at scale
  • Expert understanding of distributed systems, data structures, and algorithms
  • A skilled problem solver well-versed in considering and making technical tradeoffs
  • A strong communicator who can quickly pick up new concepts and domains
  • Golang knowledge is a bonus, as is experience with TypeScript, Javascript and Node.js


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent technical degree (MS Preferred)


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Principal Software Engineer, Advanced Development