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Architect, Software Engineering Cloud Browser Isolation

zscaler · 26 days ago

About Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so that customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is the company’s cloud-native platform that protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. 

With more than 10 years of experience developing, operating, and scaling the cloud, Zscaler serves thousands of enterprise customers around the world, including 450 of the Forbes Global 2000 organizations. In addition to protecting customers from damaging threats, such as ransomware and data exfiltration, it helps them slash costs, reduce complexity, and improve the user experience by eliminating stacks of latency-creating gateway appliances. 

Zscaler 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. Zscaler’s purpose-built security platform puts a company’s defenses and controls where the connections occur—the internet—so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications and workloads reside.

We have a terrific opportunity in our Cloud Browser Isolation team for an influential technical expert. This is an excellent opportunity to join a sizable and expanding, dynamic engineering team that is working on cutting edge Isolation Browser technology to evolve our current cloud security flagship products: ZIA and ZPA.

We want you to bring your experience and knowledge to our team as we innovate in the remote browser isolation space. You will need to bring thought leadership, great communication, and collaboration along with the ability to work in a fast-paced agile environment.

About the Team

The Cloud Browser Isolation team is a small distributed team that works fast and lives on the cutting edge of software engineering in backend, frontend and infrastructure. We like open-source but we are not afraid of building stuff ourselves where it makes sense and we can optimise something. Our philosophy is: done is better than perfect and we strive to work iteratively and optimise our processes along the way so that we can achieve reliable and fast product deliverables that delight our customers.

The environment is fast-paced and requires the ability to take initiative and manage ambiguity to drive effective results. This role will interface with architects, subject matter experts, product managers, other developers and QA engineers located globally and in different time zones.



  • Collaborate with engineering and product management to define the long-term technical roadmap, ensuring alignment with strategic business objectives.
  • Proactively identify projects with significant architectural impact, leading technical discussions and decision-making to ensure maintainability, scalability, and long-term product success.
  • Collaborate on major initiatives focusing on upcoming (1-2 per quarter) projects to provide guidance and problem-solving.
  • Conduct thorough research into emerging technologies and evaluate their potential to enhance software development processes and product capabilities.
  • Develop Proof-of-Concepts (POCs) to validate technical feasibility and inform architectural decisions.
  • Design robust and scalable software solutions, fostering collaboration with engineering teams to ensure clarity, efficiency, and maintainability.
  • Provide ongoing architectural guidance to engineering teams, promoting best practices, code quality, and adherence to defined standards.
  • Review and actively participate in the creation of Architecture Decision Records (ADRs) and solution diagrams, ensuring clear documentation and communication of technical choices.
  • Facilitate the resolution of technical disagreements by fostering open discussion, leveraging data and technical expertise to reach optimal solutions.
  • Champion a strong QA culture by collaborating with QA teams to integrate quality practices as a first-class citizen throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Drive regular architecture board synchronization meetings, ensuring alignment between architectural decisions and project roadmaps.


  • In-depth knowledge of software development architectural patterns (e.g. Microservices).
  • Strong understanding of programming languages, software development lifecycle, frameworks, and data structures.
  • Experience with databases, networking, and system-level concepts.
  • Proven track record as a senior software developer, architect or similar role, with at least 10+ years of experience.
  • Experience leading and mentoring software engineering teams.
  • Prior experience designing and implementing complex software systems.
  • Principle driven negotiator / influencer, proven ability to navigate complex unstructured cross-functional environments and unclear requirements
  • Ability to formulate data-driven and business-driven engineering decisions
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to clearly explain technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams (product, design, QA).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically about complex technical challenges.
  • Proficiency in architectural documentation tools (e.g., C4 model diagrams).
  • Comfortable with ambiguity in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and able to contribute innovative ideas while paying careful attention to detail.
  • Value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.
  • Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development.



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.

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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.

Last updated on Mar 20, 2024

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