Staff Product Security Engineer

Santa Clara, CA, United States

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!

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

As the Sr. Staff Product Security Engineer on the Infosec Product Security team, you will be responsible for building security into all Palo Alto Networks products end-to-end. You’ll have the opportunity to work as a key member in a deep and savvy security team and lead the company's product security initiatives end-to-end. Furthermore, you will be technically hands-on, lead security engineering and innovations, where you will be expected to directly communicate with cross-functional teams in Product Management, Development, and DevOps/SRE to drive security throughout the entire product. 

Your Impact

  • Build next gen Appsec technologies with automation into complex engineering CI/CD pipelines
  • Protect application security throughout the life-cycle in the cloud  (GCP & AWS) and on the premise
  • Build risk driven intelligent automation to optimize SAST, SCA, OSS, DAST, Infra as Code (IaC), RASP integrations with advanced tooling integration
  • Evangelize and lead the adoption of SDLC and security best practices across the entire application lifecycle - You’re someone that possesses strong knowledge of security from infrastructure through application and wants to help people apply it
  • Define and implement security tooling with the goal of improving coverage and time to action
  • Improve security reporting, including coordinating vulnerability management, penetration testing, and infrastructure compliance


Your Experience

  • 6+ years of hands-on experience in cybersecurity in general, with 4+ years experiences in application security, pen test, security benchmarks, and automation
  • Security tooling and best practices, such as pre-commit/pre-receive hooks, dependency scanning, SAST, IAST, OSS, DAST, RASP, and vulnerability management, etc.
  • Security tools benchmark and fine tuning
  • Experience in software security testing, methodologies, and frameworks 
  • Integration, design, and architecture of AWS and/or GCP services into IAM platforms
  • Microservice architecture expertise and best practices in securing APIs across multi-cloud environments
  • Hands-on experience in container-based deployments and orchestration tools (e.g. Kubernetes, Docker, EKS, GKE, Terraform)
  • Effective written and oral communication with multiple levels of leadership involving both the business and technical sides of the business


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or equivalent training, education, and experience in information / cyber security, computer systems, or IT or equivalent military experience required

Additional Information

The Team

Serious mission, fun culture; We’re not your ordinary Information Security team.  We’re a diverse group of security professionals that embraces challenging the status quo in order to protect Palo Alto Networks and our customers.  They say it’s the people you work with that make you want to go to work and it’s true here; we love our work. 

Think about it:  Driving innovation on the Information Security team of the fastest-growing high-tech cybersecurity company is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined by the brightest minds in technology, and our global teams are on the front line of defense against cyberattacks. 

We’re joined 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 that feels excitement at the prospect of a challenge and feels a thrill every time we beat the bad guys.

We hope to meet you soon!

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 $145,500/yr to $235,400/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: APIs Application security Automation AWS CI/CD Cloud Compliance DAST DevOps Docker GCP IAM IAST Kubernetes Pentesting Product security SAST SDLC Terraform Vulnerability management

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex vacation Health care Medical leave Salary bonus Startup environment

Region: North America
Country: United States
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