Intern - DevOps Engineer (GSRT)

Internships Santa Clara, California


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 DevOps Engineer Intern, you will be working in our Global Security Research Team on cloud orchestration and automation tools like Kubernetes and Ansible. The team consists of DevOps and Security Automation Engineers focused primarily on building automation pipelines, monitoring, DB performance tuning, and DBA activities, etc. This team supports a larger team of researchers who breakdown threats and malware to gain an understanding of the common adversary.

We are looking for a talented and motivated intern who will be able to conceive, design, implement and evaluate systems to detect and prevent various threats in the security landscape. 

Our Summer Internship Program from May-August or June-September provides you:

        1:1 mentorship

        Fun and engaging events that inspire your intellectual curiosity

        Opportunities to expand your knowledge and work on challenging projects

        Connections to other interns, recent grads, and employees across the company as well as our leaders

Your Impact

        Exposure to learning advanced Kubernetes and Ansible for orchestration and configuration management

        Overall experience with Systems deployment, config management, and operations

        Ability to code in Python (advanced scripting as part of Network automation)

        Ability to use a wide variety of open-source technologies and tools

        Ability to analyze and redesign business process workflows


Your Experience

        Computer science or Electrical engineering preferred

        Proficiency in Python and Bash

        Strong knowledge of Linux - CentOS, Ubuntu

        Experience with Nginx, Kubernetes, Istio,

        Infrastructure as Code - Terraform, Ansible, Git, Puppet

        Knowledge of building docker containers

        Working knowledge of Load Balancers, FW and networking

        Exposure to Public Cloud Platforms - GCP (preferred), AWS


Requirements – To apply, you must be pursuing a 4-year Undergraduate Degree, a 2-year Master’s Degree or a Doctorate degree and returning to school in the fall. You must have the authorization to work within the United States.


The Team


The GSRT Tech team is responsible for building workflows and tooling to enable efficient and effective Security research. Our more senior members are jacks of all trades - having worked in operational capacities researching malware and threats, but have developed a passion for development and orchestration. This team is often referred to as skunkworks and has unique challenging opportunities that few other teams would.


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.


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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.