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Principal Engineer - Architecture Team



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Onsite work in Sunnyvale, CA - 5 days per week

About the Team:

Our Engineering team has established a culture based on thought leadership, independence, and responsibility. This powerful dynamic drives us forward as we work to make the digital world a safer place.

Those who join us play a critical role in Illumio’s commitment to being the leader in Zero Trust Segmentation (ZTS). Our team works on a technology stack that ranges from operating systems and distributed applications to UI and visualization. Together, we build world-class products as a team, powered by people with different perspectives, backgrounds, and a shared commitment to innovation in a time when the world is looking to ZTSas the fundamental building block of any security strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

This is a unique role that requires different skills: Security, development, and knowledge of the end-to-end certification process. This role goes beyond DevOps role and includes the opportunity to contribute significantly to hands-on platform product development. To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Own the requirements for certifications and work with external agencies on requirement clarifications then translate it to Epics and stories that the team can execute on. Provide technical leadership and guidance to internal/external teams to support certifications.

  • Lead certification programs and Interface to DevOps, Product Managers, Security team, certification agencies, and auditors.

  • Document and introduce processes to drive the implementation of the controls needed to ga.

  • Lead multiple initiatives, develop proofs of concept (PoCs) when needed, and build a Plan/Proposal considering all cross functional dependencies towards a successful execution plan.

  • Participate in development tasks and have a hands-on role building features.

  • Mentor engineers, collaborate with peers and leaders in our organization to drive programs.

  • Provide guidance and mentor the team on technical challenges and help the team with roadblocks especially in PKI, Security, and certification process.


  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent Expand your domain of expertise relevant work experience.

  • Extensive experience in leading security initiatives and driving certification programs with focus on Federal programs.

  • Experience with running multiple successful Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) /Common Criteria certification programs.

  • Experience with FedRAMP certification/audits, running security scans and addressing audit findings into the product.

  • Production experience building highly scalable and performing distributed systems for Security products.

  • Self-driven, independent, product architect or principal engineer who want to be hands-on and own the architecture, design, and implementation of initiatives.

  • Production experience building applications in high level languages such as Ruby, Python, or Java building large scale and highly performing distributed systems.

  • Strong knowledge of security protocols such as Public key infrastructure (PKI), lead Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) response team.

  • Broad system understanding and ability to architect new components from the ground-up.

  • Experience Leading and driving initiatives that are technically challenging and executing towards a successful delivery.

  • Successful track record of owning their design and implementation – unafraid to ask questions or articulate design trade-offs with proposed solutions.

  • Focus on delighting customers and embody a ‘Customer First’ philosophy.

About Illumio:

Illumio, the pioneer and market leader of Zero Trust segmentation, prevents breaches from becoming cyber disasters. Illumio protects critical applications and valuable digital assets with proven segmentation technology purpose-built for the Zero Trust security model. Illumio ransomware mitigation and segmentation solutions see risk, isolate attacks, and secure data across cloud-native apps, hybrid and multi-clouds, data centers, and endpoints, enabling the world’s leading organizations to strengthen their cyber resiliency and reduce risk.

Illumio believes that an environment of unique backgrounds, experiences, viewpoints, and individual contributions drives our success and makes us stronger together. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a diverse culture and emphasizing inclusion and belonging.

Pay Range:

$250,000 - $300,000 USD

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or applicable laws.


At Illumio we offer a wide range of benefits to our eligible team members. Our benefit programs vary by location and can include Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage – Health and Dependent Savings Accounts – Life and Disability Programs – Paid Parental Leave – Voluntary Benefit Programs – Company Sponsored Wellness Program – Wellness Reimbursement Program - Retirement Savings – Equity Opportunities – Paid time off and Paid Holidays – Employee Incentive Program.#LI-TD1 #LI-HYBRID