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Staff Automation Engineer (Federal Programs)


15 days ago
$150K - $210K

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About Zscaler

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

You will report to the Sr. Manager of Software Development Engineering.


  • You will participate in product development early-on during the development life-cycle, create the necessary test infrastructure, and help with early integration testing
  • You will help with building and maintaining CI/CD pipeline
  • Validate complex features which includes automating test cases.
  • Develop automation frameworks and tools to improve testing processes.
  • Guide scalability, stress, and performance testing for our products.
  • Collaborate with teams to identify performance bottlenecks and propose solutions.
  • Work with customers and partners to simulate customer scenarios which help validate the product.
  • Identify and propose areas of improvement throughout the software development process.
  • Implement cloud security measures to ensure protection for our systems.
  • Document test results and recommendations to team members.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and new technologies in cloud security and scalability testing.

(US Citizens Only) Due to the nature of the projects assigned.

What We're Looking for (Minimum Qualifications)

  • 8+ years of overall experience
  • Programming skills in Python or C/C++
  • Tools Development experience.
  • Experience with TCP/IP protocol stack, HTTP(S), TLS, PKI and other related protocols and products (DNS, DHCP, VPN, HA, routing and switching)
  • Exposure to different tunneling methods like IPSEC/GRE
  • Background in expertise on L3, L4 and L7 filtering policies
  • You have experience in Load balancers, IPS/IDS, Routers
  • Knowledge of Cloud platforms (ex: Azure, AWS), Networking, HTTP/HTTPS.
  • Performance Testing experience.
  • You have experience with scale testing.
  • BS degree (Engineering/Computer Science)
  • Work with remote teams, handle multiple tasks and prioritize
  • Familiar with complete software development cycle



Zscaler’s salary ranges are benchmarked and are determined by role and level. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations and could be higher or lower based on a multitude of factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

The base salary range listed for this full-time position excludes commission/ bonus/ equity (if applicable) + benefits.

Base Pay Range


$210,000 USD

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

Zscaler is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

See more information by clicking on the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal link.

Pay Transparency

Zscaler complies with all applicable federal, state, and local pay transparency rules. For additional information about the federal requirements, click here.

Zscaler is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations or adjustments) in our recruiting processes for candidates who are differently abled, have long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support.

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