Senior Security Researcher - Security Automation (Cortex)

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Palo Alto Networks

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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

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

Job Description

Your Career

Are you passionate about taking automation to the next level? Do you live and breathe the cyber security world? Do you want to take part in an innovative and disruptive team that will have an impact on the lives of many customers?

You will be part of a group of security architects and researchers building our automation content and closing the loop of both 1st and 3rd party use cases, working with an incredible number of products to achieve this goal. You will build the group infra and automate our processes and tests. Your mission will be to build robust infrastructure, streamline our processes, and automate our tests to perfection.

Your Impact

  • Revolutionize Playbook Creation by Automating the entire playbook creation process, setting new industry standards
  • Build Testing Infrastructure - Develop a sophisticated infrastructure for testing playbook runs, ensuring flawless performance
  • Conduct in-depth data research to enhance our decision-making process for content creation
  • Use analytical rigor and statistical methods, programming and data modeling to generate and test hypotheses and experiments which will be later deployed to production
  • Be part of a diverse research group, improving our research processes and leading us to be a better team creating a better product


Your Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in security operations work and how to resolve incidents
  • Proficient hands-on coding skills
  • Experience with SQL or related query languages
  • 3+ years of Python software development experience
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Ability to drive and own projects
  • Independent and team player, critical thinker
  • Advantages
    • Experience with big data platforms (e.g GCP)
    • Experience with XDR/EDR/NDR products
    • Intimate knowledge and understanding of attack methods and techniques 
    • Experience in machine learning or data analysis

Additional Information

The Team

To stay ahead of the curve, it’s critical to know where the curve is, and how to anticipate the changes we’re facing. For the fastest growing cybersecurity company, the curve is the evolution of cyberattacks, and the products and services that proactively address them. Our team helps us do just that.

The team will be highly technical and will build enablement material that will be consumed by multiple teams in and outside of Palo Alto Networks. It includes, but not limited to, demo environments, deep technical presentations, webinars, guides, and more. The team will work closely with product and engineering as the products are being developed and will build content that will align with the our release cadences to ensure that the various teams in the company have everything they need to succeed.

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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Category: Research Jobs

Tags: Automation Big Data Content creation EDR GCP Machine Learning Python SQL XDR

Perks/benefits: Career development Medical leave

Region: Middle East
Country: Israel

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