Consulting Systems Engineer

Sales Denver, Colorado


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.


We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. 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.


Your Career


As a Palo Alto Networks Consulting Engineer in SecOps, you will help drive the adoption and integration of our solutions beyond our customer's network security groups and into the SOC. In this position, you will play a key role in building systems and solutions that will help drive the value of our next-generation security platform and architecture to meet desired customer business outcomes. You are the “go-to” resource for customer interactions that exceed standard Systems Engineering support requirements (we always expect a baseline expertise in all areas from our SE’s but augment them with CE’s in the advanced or new technology areas).


You will work across our entire portfolio of solutions from the core, native NGFW and Network Security solutions through Endpoint, Cloud, Behavior Analytics and SaaS. The Consulting Engineering role is an overlay technical role that directly supports the sales delivery of quota. CE’s are measured by their expertise and by their ability to lead to customer successes. As the number of CE’s in the company is small, there is also a requirement for close interaction with Product Management to ensure that we continue to out-innovate our competition.


Your Impact


        Ability to work with a wide variety of Security Operation Center components including SIEM, IDS, FW, LogMgt, A/V, EDR, Intel feeds, data enrichment, automation and other related technologies while analyzing data and metadata to determine how various systems interact.

        Knowledge of routing, switching, private and public cloud environments

        Knowledge of CI/CD security tooling and integration into pipelines

        Experience with continuous monitoring and detection methodologies

        Performing research to stay abreast of new technologies and security vulnerabilities

        Record of delivering quality, timely results

        Strong teaming skills

        Ability gauge audience and pivot to tactical, strategic, and visionary levels of security accordingly


Your Experience


        5+ years of networking, information security and/or Data Center environments

        Ability to work with a wide variety of data center technologies, e.g ACI, VMware NSX, OpenStack, Nutanix, and containers

        Vulnerability Management

        Knowledge of routing, switching, private and public cloud environments

        Some programming experience, ideally in Ansible, Terraform, Python, Java, etc.

        Strong communication (written and verbal) and public speaking and presentation skills both internally and externally

        30% to 50% travel

        Security Operations/Lead

        Network Security Engineer, Detection Engineer, Security Architect, Compliance, Red Team, Penetration, SOC Analyst and/or Incident Response

        Demonstrated visualization capability

        CISO/CSO preferred

        Worked with CIA, FBI, or other LE organization preferred

        Previous work as a DBA, SysAdmin, NetAdmin/Engineer/Architect


The Team


As part of our Systems Engineering team, you’ll support the sales team with technical expertise and guidance when establishing trust with key clients. You won’t find someone at Palo Alto Networks that isn’t committed to your success – with everyone pitching in to assist when it comes to solutions selling, learning, and development. As a member of our systems engineering team, you are motivated by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredible complex cyberthreats.


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.