Sr Staff Security Automation Engineer (Threat Data Platform)

Santa Clara, CA, United States

Palo Alto Networks

Implement Zero Trust, Secure your Network, Cloud workloads, Hybrid Workforce, Leverage Threat Intelligence & Security Consulting. Cybersecurity Services & Education for CISO’s, Head of Infrastructure, Network Security Engineers, Cloud...

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Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Job Description

Your Career

The Threat Data Platform team specializes in providing tools enabling threat researchers and incident response consultants to work more efficiently across the vast amounts of data Palo Alto Networks has at its disposal. Our experts bridge the gap between application development using modern best practices/technology and the world-class research teams.

This role will challenge you to become a true force-multiplier, assisting the security research team through designing and building threat centric application workflows, process automations, and the creation of intelligent data architectures for threat intelligence and telemetry collection at scale.

Your Impact

  • Design and develop features & integrations to enable scalable threat data collection, analysis, and countermeasure creation
  • Work with existing backend systems to drive REST APIs and workflows via python (flask or fastAPI), relying on a variety of datasources - SQL, NoSQL, and document stores containing more data than one can imagine
  • Contribute to existing and new frameworks that allow threat researchers to focus on the threats and engineers (us) focus on the proper tooling to make it all work at scale.
  • Partner with other development and business teams to manage dependencies and communicate technical specifications
  • Work with existing deployment infrastructure to regularly deploy releases using modern tools such as git and CI/CD (Gitlab CI, Docker, Spinnaker, Kubernetes)


Your Experience

  • Solid understanding and usage of Python, SQL, and working knowledge of one or more non-relational databases such as ElasticSearch, Cassandra, BigQuery, etc.
  • Experience in security 
  • Experience developing container based applications using tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and/or Helm
  • Demonstrated full stack programming capability and desire to mature an idea or feature from pseudo-code to a minimum viable product
  • Creation of, and integration with REST APIs
  • Experience working with queuing technologies such as RabbitMQ & Pub/Sub to build scalable solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience working on remote teams
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as React is a plus
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS or GCP is a plus

Additional Information

The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products and connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. We are constantly innovating — challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. Our engineers don’t shy away from building products to solve problems no one has pursued before.

We define the industry instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of a challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

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Tags: APIs Automation AWS Cassandra CI/CD Cloud Docker Elasticsearch FastAPI Flask Full stack GCP GitLab Helm Incident response Kubernetes NoSQL Python RabbitMQ RDBMS SQL Threat intelligence

Perks/benefits: Career development Medical leave

Region: North America
Country: United States
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