Senior Network Security Engineer

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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Job Description

Your Career

In this role, you will be accountable for managing Palo Alto Networks' network and security infrastructure across enterprise, partner, and customer-facing services. We are seeking individuals with a proactive and innovative mindset to drive improvements, automation, and unconventional approaches. Collaborating with a team of seasoned network engineers, you will lead projects aimed at crafting, implementing, and maintaining our global WAN/LAN network infrastructure. Our IT environment is dynamic, fast-paced, and unpredictable, requiring analytical, agile, and influential leaders who can swiftly deliver impactful results and adapt to evolving business demands and priorities. If you are motivated, intelligent, creative, and industrious, eager to contribute meaningfully and effect positive change, then this opportunity is tailored for you!

Your Impact 

  • Design and define firewall security rule structure
  • Define security control standards for layer 7 inspection ( aap-id, user-id, security profiles, etc.)
  • Design and define security architecture for ssl decryption
  • Define network security roadmap
  • Identify opportunities for self-service capabilities in network security
  • Work with network software engineers to help implement automation around network security
  • Work with the PANW product team and build the network security roadmap for the IT NetSec team
  • Work with the PANW product team to Influence PANW product innovation; be the customer zero for PANW security products
  • Work on incidents reported by business partners / incident management team on area of ownership


Your Experience

  • 8+ years of demonstrated experience in a fast paced Networking Enviornment 
  • Extensive experience with designing, defining and implementing security controls - preferably with Palo Alto Networks security platforms
  • In-depth knowledge of different security controls ( app-id, user-id, security profile, url category, content, ssl decryption, firewall MFA etc)
  • Working experience with CI/CD for configuration automation
  • Leading multi quarter security initiatives
  • Extensive experience with addressing complex and critical operations issues
  • Working experience with backbone network infrastructure ( routing & switching )
  • Defining network security roadmap

Additional Information

The Team

Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within Information Technology is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You’ll join the brightest minds in technology, creating, building, and supporting tools and enabling our global teams on the front line of defense against cyberattacks.

We’re connected by one mission but driven by the impact of that mission and what it means to protect our way of life in the digital age. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team of people who feel excited by the prospect of a challenge and feel a thrill at resolving technical gaps that inhibit productivity.

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.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $109,900/yr to $177,850/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: Yes

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Tags: Agile Automation CI/CD Firewalls Network security

Perks/benefits: Equity / stock options Medical leave Salary bonus

Region: North America
Country: United States
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