Sr. Staff Software Engineer, Netskope Labs at Netskope
Santa Clara, CA, US
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, 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 and social professional groups such as the Awesome Women of Netskope (AWON), we strive to keep work fun, supportive and interactive.  Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Netskope and Facebook.

As a member of the Advanced Development team you will work cross-functionally to build state-of-the-art cloud platforms to support our growing product portfolio. Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Architecting and implementing critical software infrastructure for distributed large-scale multi-cloud environments
  • Reviewing architectures and designs across the organization to help guide other engineers to build scalable cloud services
  • Providing technical leadership and strategic direction for large-scale distributed cloud-native solutions
  • Being a catalyst for improving engineering processes and ownership
  • Researching, incubating, and driving new technologies to ensure we are leveraging the latest innovations


  • 8+ years of experience including 5+ years of experience building cloud environments 
  • Excellent Unix/Linux experience and programming experience with C/C++, go, and scripting: python, shell
  • Understanding of IPC mechanisms and previous experience working with: TCP/IP, Kafka, zmq, grpc, zookeeper.
  • Strong background in cloud environments: containers, docker, kubernetes, etcd, zookeeper, service meshes, vault, istio and envoy, API gateways, load balancers.
  • Experience with databases, general understanding of ACID, consistency, sql/nosql, key-value stores, time series and columnar databases.
  • General understanding of distributed consensus, CAP Theorem, RAFT, map-reduce, reliable multicast, etc. Paxos is a plus.
  • Experience in CI/CD, using tools like Drone, Github, Makefiles, etc.
  • Bonus points for experience with - 
    • Node.js & Express to build REST APIs services
    • Experience writing tools in Ruby and / or Perl
    • Experience with Bazel build tooling
    • Scala programming experience
    • Knowledge of HTTP 2/websocket /quick binary protocols
    • Experience with in-memory databases like Redis


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