Team Lead Email Security Researcher (Cortex)

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Palo Alto Networks

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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.

FLEXWORK is an employee-centric reimagining of how we work. We built FLEXWORK based on employee feedback – it is about flexibility, trust, and choice whenever possible. It’s been a journey of disruption that has yielded the best of our values. We offer as much flexibility as possible, and choices that enable you to be most productive, including benefits that meet your needs and learning opportunities that you feel passionate about.

Job Description

Your Career

If you are a visionary leader and want to reshape the approach to security within SOCs, we are seeking a Team Lead for Security Research. Be a part of the analytics research group and build our analytics module from defining the detection use cases, data and content. You will lead and guide a talented team of researchers in safeguarding our customers across diverse domains and will help develop our XDR with focus on Email security. This role presents a unique opportunity to lead a startup-level product initiative within the largest security company and transform the security landscape.

Your Impact

  • Lead research efforts to uncover emerging email-based threats, including phishing, BEC attacks, and malware distribution
  • Stay abreast of the latest threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to ensure proactive security measures
  • Drive the creation of inventive detection mechanisms and necessary data to thwart attackers
  • Oversee lab-based attack simulations and conduct comprehensive behavioral analyses ֿ
  • Share discoveries with the security community through thought leadership materials, such as blog posts, white papers, and presentations
  • Collaborate closely with fellow security researchers, engineers, and product teams to foster innovation and enhance our security solutions
  • Guide and mentor a team of skilled researchers and engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.


Your Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in security research generally
  • 2+ years of experience leading a team- advantage 
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to present research results, processes and ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Proficient hands-on coding skills (e.g. Python)
  • Experience with SQL or related query languages Advantages
  • Experience with big data platforms (e.g. GCP) Experience with XDR/EDR/NDR/CDR products
  • Advantages Experience in email security Deep knowledge of email protocols and email security technologies/products

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.


Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰

Tags: Analytics Big Data EDR GCP Malware Python SQL TTPs XDR

Perks/benefits: Career development Medical leave Startup environment

Region: Middle East
Country: Israel
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