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Staff Software Developer - FortiGate/FortiSASE

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Job Description

Fortinet is looking for a Senior Systems Programmer with a passion for building software that perform at scale. In this role, you would design, develop, and maintain components of the FortiGate firewall which support deployments in cloud architectures. In addition, you would also be responsible for the development of the API and networking architecture that the FortiGate user interface relies on to deliver responsive, reliable results. You will join a high energy team that is creating compelling and innovative firewall management & monitoring systems for a wide variety of users.

You will participate in the design, development, and operation of Fortinet's next generation cloud security platform - FortiSASE. You will have ownership of significant areas of the code for both new feature development, and maintenance and redesign of existing areas of the products. This role has a growth opportunity into a management position leading multiple developers supporting the above areas.

As a Fortinet Developer, you will learn about the latest advancements in network security - including SD-WAN, VPN setup, SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) and Cloud Management.

You are customer focused and enjoy creating features that improve the lives of your users. You use and create tools that improve development processes, allowing you to focus on development of features that matter. Most of all, you are excited about the opportunity to learn, experiment, and drive the use of modern development tools.

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Job Responsibilities

In this role at Fortinet, you will:
    • Develop and maintain network, security, and orchestration code to support cloud FortiGate deployments with FortiSASE • Support the user interface team with REST API development and performance improvements • Optimize API communication across distributed firewalls • Collaborate with development and product teams to create easy to use and powerful applications • Promote best practices within the team and organization • Provide improvement suggestions while using Fortinet products on a daily basis

Job Skills Required
    • 5 years of overall software development experience with C/C++ • Expert level understanding of Linux systems development • Hands on experience creating or using REST APIs • Experience with Cloud systems architecture and design • Understanding of networking and security concepts • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) in a team or customer environment

    • Apache module development • Experience with NodeJS server-side application development with Typescript • Familiarity with CloudStack or Openstack • Understanding of UX principles and how to apply them


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.



About Fortinet

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2010 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet’s flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet’s broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise – from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-26

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