Security Consulting Automation Developer (Unit 42)

Reston, VA, United States

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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

The Security Consulting Automation Developer will forge a tight-knit partnership with the Project Manager, Business Applications & Programs, jointly spearheading the design, construction, and meticulous management of Clarizen and other automation platforms. This pivotal role is dedicated to driving the automation of critical business and project operations within the Global Consulting Operations (GCO) team, ensuring efficiency and seamless functionality across the board. This role will report to the Senior Manager, Business Operations and work closely with the GCO leadership team, cross-functional stakeholders, and Unit 42 senior leadership. 


  • Support managing requirements for Unit 42’s Security Consulting’s automation platforms offering direction and scope.

  • Customize reports, views, and fields in Unit 42’s Security Consulting reporting platforms, updating cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

  • Ensure data accuracy and integration in Unit 42’s automation platforms, collaborating with external teams.

  • Document existing and future workflows, including documenting configuration changes and provide knowledge transfer to teams.

  • Design, develop, and maintain system configuration and integration tools for Security Consulting teams at the direction of Unit 42 leadership. 

  • Collaborate with Unit 42’s Business Operations team, leadership team and cross functional stakeholders on a consistent basis.

  • Develop reports, dashboards, custom workflows, actions, and forms.

  • Improve Unit 42’s Security Consulting Automation interface and support API integrations with systems like SFDC and SAP.

  • Create technical specifications and collaborate with the IT team on system integration.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent education required.

  • 5+ years of Program/Product Management experience required.

  • Proficiency in Python, JavaScript, HTML, SQL, CSS. 

  • Experience in SOAP or REST APIs.

  • Familiarity with Clarizen or similar PS Automation tools, SFDC, SAP and Tableau.

  • Strong autonomy, project prioritization, problem-solving, and stakeholder communication skills, demonstrated through written and verbal communication.

  • Ability to effectively coordinate between multiple teams and stakeholders.

  • Excellent multitasking ability and quick adaptation to new technologies.

  • Preferred experience with G Suite, Microsoft Office suite, and/or LucidChart. 

  • Background in management consulting, professional service automation and project migration; analyst background and experience is advantageous.

  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced security firm environment.

Additional Information

The Team

Unit 42 Consulting is Palo Alto Network's security advisory team.  Our vision is to create a more secure digital world by providing the highest quality incident response, risk management, and digital forensic services to clients of all sizes. Our team is composed of recognized experts and incident responders with deep technical expertise and experience in investigations, data breach response, digital forensics, and information security. With a highly successful track record of delivering mission-critical cybersecurity solutions, we are experienced in working quickly to provide an effective incident response, attack readiness, and remediation plans with a focus on providing long-term support to improve our clients’ security posture. 

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.

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

Tags: APIs Automation Computer Science Forensics Incident response JavaScript Python Risk management SAP SQL

Perks/benefits: Medical leave

Region: North America
Country: United States
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