Senior Security Engineer (Information Security)

Palo Alto Networks


Palo Alto Networks is the fastest-growing security company in history and a four-time Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for our innovation and ability to execute. Named best place to work by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, we offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job may be for you!

Come join Palo Alto Networks as part of the Security Engineering team as a Sr Information Security Engineer.  This role is responsible for deploying and managing critical security services in a highly controlled environment.  The position requires expert level knowledge in both networking and application services.  

A candidate must have a broad background in enterprise services to include, Endpoint Management, Identity Management, Authentication and Access Control services, Data Protections techniques, Web services, and Data Management/Logging architectures. 

A candidate must also be conversant in layer 2 through layer 7 protocols and technologies across a range of hardware/infrastructure, including in-depth knowledge of network security products such as Firewalls/Next Generation Firewalls, Web Security, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Sandboxing, Data Loss Prevention, SSL/VPN and Network Access Control. 

The ideal candidate has successfully led enterprise product integration in the past, is self-motivated, and envisions innovative solutions to provide efficient and an enhanced security posture.  An ability to quickly learn new technology stacks and drive hands on deployments is essential. The Security Engineer will lead coordination with other IS/IT functional groups and other business units; influencing outcomes as appropriate. Direct experience supporting audit requirements (technology and process) such as FedRAMP, SOX and PCI are key.

This is a fast-paced, post-startup environment. Successful candidates will be customer-oriented, results-driven and passionate about building great products that will impact across the organization.


  • ~50% Administration and 50% project role (will vary based on needs)
  • Responsible for evaluating, designing, deploying, maintaining and auditing security infrastructure including next generation firewall, monitoring solutions, correlation tools, and identity and access control systems in a highly controlled environment.
  • Responsible for the integration of security focused solutions into a global network.
  • Drives cross-functional integrated development teams to evaluate and implement security solutions.
  • Coordinates with various teams to ensure network appliances and enterprise services are configured with the correct security posture to support business requirements.
  • Provides technical recommendations to optimize performance.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves critical network and system issues.
  • Drives projects to completion with minimal supervision.


  • US Citizen
  • 5+ years of hands on experience with ACLs, Firewalls, and/or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • 5+ years of hands on experience with monitoring solutions, correlation tools, and identity and access control systems.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Layer 2-7 protocols and technologies.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with routing and security protocols.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with ACLs, Firewalls, and Intrusion Prevention Systems.
  • Strong knowledge of PKI
  • Strong knowledge with application, server, and network monitoring solutions.
  • Windows/Linux administration experience
  • Experience with Python/PowerShell scripting
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced team environment to reach stringent deadlines.
  • Strong Program Management skills
  • Facilitate and lead meetings of peers within the organization
  • Willing to travel occasionally (~10%)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Palo Alto Networks PNSE certifications
  • Arista ACE

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or equivalent training, education and experience.


We are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyber-attacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. 

Our Security Operating Platform is built for automation. It is easy to operate, with capabilities that work together, so customers can prevent successful cyber-attacks. They can use analytics to automate routine tasks, so they can focus on what matters. We are known for continuously delivering innovations; and with Application Framework, we extend that to an open ecosystem of developers that benefit from our customers’ existing investment in data, sensors, and enforcement points. 

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