Staff Engineer - Client

Main Location
Santa Clara, CA, United States
Open jobs
About Netskope

Today, there are 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, San Francisco, Seattle, Bangalore, London, Melbourne, 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 and follow us on Twitter @Netskope and Facebook. 

Please note, this team is hiring across Staff Engineer, Sr. Staff Engineer and Principal Engineer levels and all candidates are individually assessed and appropriately leveled based upon their skills and experience.

Job Overview

As a Software Engineer in the datapath team, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and enhancing Client software for Netskope Cloud Security solutions and solve some of the most challenging cloud access & data security problems for enterprise customers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with a group of brilliant engineers to build client technologies that protect data on endpoints including Windows, macOS, and mobile platforms, and build some of the server components in the cloud that supports these clients. 
  • Write multi-threaded/multi-platform code in C++ using the latest software development techniques. 
  • Understand requirement specs, research/find appropriate solutions, design/implement the feature with high quality ensuring reliability, sustainability, scalability, observability.
  • Work with Product Management to understand requirements.
  • Write and execute dev test routines for your modules.
  • Work with QA to help them better test our product.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in the areas of data, network or cloud security solutions product development.

Preferred Technical Skills

  • Excellent debugging and development and troubleshooting skills in C++.
  • Expert in either Windows or macOS operating system internals such as file system, networking and processes.
  • Expert in data structures and algorithms.
  • Experience with Objective C/ Java / Python.
  • Experience with writing multi-platform code.
  • Experience in building & sustaining endpoint security software.
  • Good understanding of file systems and TCP/IP/HTTP/SSL protocols.

Desired Technical Skills

  • Understanding of one or more mobile operating systems: Android or iOS is desired.
  • Experience with x86 Assembly is a plus.
  • Familiarity with web data formats like JSON, XML, MIME, etc.
  • Knowledge of cryptography techniques.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD & Dev-Ops tools.
  • Docker/k8s knowledge.

Additional Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate in an open, transparent and consistent manner with team and co-workers.
  • Determined and ever ready to roll up sleeves to respond to the needs of customers proactively and promptly.
  • Achievement orientated and willing to take responsibility for own actions.
  • Believe in innovation and out-of-the box thinking to foster originality of ideas.


  • B.E /B.Tech /M.Tech degree from a recognized and accredited university/college.




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Staff Engineer - Client