Senior / Staff CyberSecurity Engineer

Information Technology Santa Clara, California


Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age..

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

Palo Alto Networks is looking for a talented  Cybersecurity / Linux Engineer (PKI ) who will be responsible for maintainability of our customer facing PKI infrastructure. As senior technical staff, you will support Tier-3 engineering for PKI domain and related technologies.

The ideal candidate enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with highly innovative technologies.

You will make a big impact in this highly visible role by building PKI as a service offering for our customers!

Your Impact 

  • Implementing and supporting globally distributed customer-facing PKI infrastructure service, including scalability, capacity planning, redundancy, and resiliency.
  • Work on disruptive technologies creating PKI as a global service. 
  • Provision, configure & support resilient hybrid cloud deployment architecture, while maintaining availability and performance SLAs based on business and product requirements.
  • Contribute to documentation related to Certificate Practice Statement (CPS), including areas of design, deployment, validation, operations and DR/BCP.
  • Design proactive service monitoring, alerting and trend analysis of underlying infrastructure, and support the operations team in implementation.
  • Collaborate and partner with cross-functional development teams to define technical requirements for implementation and adoption of X.509 certificate usage with Palo Alto Networks products and Cloud services and develop automation and integration methods with PKI solution.

Your Experience 

  • Design and performance tuning for Linux infrastructure and API in-depth knowledge of multi-tier web applications.
  • 5-10 years of hands-on Linux experience in managing and supporting Linux server infrastructure in CentOS/RHEL/Ubuntu.
  • Willing to learn about installation and management of OCSP and HSM solutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of Certificate Lifecycle Management
  • Must be able to collaborate between engineering and IT teams for our PKI services.
  • Strong technical writing skills to support required documentation.
  • Must be comfortable with Ansible, Chef or similar configuration management tool to manage infrastructure as code and source code control systems such a GIT or SVN.
  • Experience with Thales(SafeNet) HSMs is a plus.
  • Fluent in security & system hardening
  • Passion, drive, energy, a sense of humor and a great attitude!
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Technology or the equivalent combination of work experience required.

The Team

Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within Information Technology is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined with the brightest minds in technology, creating, building, and supporting tools that enable our global teams 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 at resolving technical gaps that inhibit productivity.

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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

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.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at