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Serving thousands of enterprise customers around the world including 40% of Fortune 500 companies, Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) was founded in 2007 with a mission to make the cloud a safe place to do business and a more enjoyable experience for enterprise users. As the operator of the world’s largest security cloud, Zscaler accelerates digital transformation so enterprises can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The pioneering, AI-powered Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange™ platform protects thousands of enterprise customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. 

Named a Best Workplace in Technology by Fortune and others, Zscaler fosters an inclusive and supportive culture that is home to some of the brightest minds in the industry. If you thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and collaborative, and you are passionate about building and innovating for the greater good, come make your next move with Zscaler. 

Job Description

 We are looking for a talented hands-on Engineering Manager who will manage a development team, working in Secure Web Gateway and Firewall technologies of “Zscaler Internet Access” (ZIA) product. This role requires a good understanding and knowledge of security protocols and services. This is an excellent opportunity to enable and lead a fast-growing engineering team of a massively scalable product that has redefined how Security services are delivered.



  • Managing a rapidly growing software engineering team of strong individual contributors
  • Manage day to day direction of the development team
  • Ensuring that all programs are delivered with agreed-upon business value, on time, and highest quality
  • Driving quality process and trustworthy computing initiatives throughout the product lifecycle to eliminate architecture, design, and coding defects at the source
  • Ensuring performance, security, scale, reliability, operational and cost optimization criteria are met
  • Communicating technical solutions to all levels within-group and cross-discipline. status reporting and presenting solutions is an integral part of the job
  • Ensure that you maximize the productivity of your team, especially by predicting and resolving obstacles and dependencies before they’re needed
  • Setting up an engineering strategy for the team on technical front
  • Contributing to talent hiring, people skill development, setting objectives and goals
  • Responsible for weekly status reporting and cross functional engagements, and project updates



  • 5+ years of managing a team of engineers working in Secure Web Gateway or Firewall.
  • 8+ years software development experience in large-scale commercial networking security oriented embedded systems.
  • Experience managing or developing software in one or many of the following technologies, TLS Proxy, HTTP Proxy, Load balancers, IPS/IDS, Routers, Firewall products in multi-threading / multi-core / fault tolerant real-time embedded platforms.
  • Strong in fundamentals - HTTP, TLS, TCP/IP, High performance Computing, Event based programming, Fault Tolerance etc.
  • Experience with working cross-functionally like QA, Product Management, and Support.
  • BS/MS degree  (Engineering/Computer Science)


Desired skills:

  • Experience with FreeBSD based networking solutions
  • Experience in Cloud based Networking solution is plus.
  • Ability to lead and influence team members to forge consensus on technical discussions including architectural and design guidelines, code reviews, release process, etc.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, both orally and written
  • Strong software engineering - design, development and testing, experience.
  • Good understanding of design / architectural patterns and automation platforms.
  • Proven experience on Requirement/Design/Code Review & Inspections practices
  • Good on Estimation Practices: Effort and Schedule
  • Experience in Development processes like creating technical and architectural documents and QA processes like designing test plans, functional testing, end to end scenario automation, performance, and security testing.


By applying for this role, you adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and Zscaler policies, including those related to security and privacy standards and guidelines.

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