Cloud Security Systems Engineer- Federal

Systems Engineering Washington, DC, United States Remote, Virginia Wilmington, Delaware Remote, Maryland


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 Systems Engineer – Prisma Cloud Security Specialist, you will be the authority on our cybersecurity offerings for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) include Containers and Serverless. You are the “go to” resource for customer interactions that exceed the typical Systems Engineering requirements.


This is a technical role that directly supports sales delivery of quota. You are measured by your expertise and by your ability to lead to customer wins. There is also a requirement for close interaction with Product Management, Marketing and Competitor intelligence to ensure that we continue to out-innovate our competition.


Your Impact


        Articulate to customers at all levels in the hierarchy, from engineer to CIO the value proposition of the platform

        Lead conversations about trends and emerging changes to the cloud security landscape that every customer needs to be aware of and planning for when utilizing public cloud IaaS and or PaaS services to for critical data, intellectual property, and applications

        Discuss, with credibility, the competitive landscape and position ours as the best alternative

        Interact locally and remotely with customers in an equally persuasive manner

        Help customers embrace our cloud security offerings

        Be the technical voice of Sales for all things related to security and compliance in the cloud (AWS, Azure & Google Cloud) and Containerized infrastructure

        Be an evangelist to further bring Security, DevOps, and SecOps together (DevSecOps)

        Provide technical demos to and lead deep dive discussions with prospective customers

        Act as a conduit for customer feedback to Product Management, Technical Marketing, competitor intelligence and R&D to create requirements and deliver product features for our customers

        Provide design consultation and best practices and mentorship for the rollout, and implementation during the 'pre-sales' process for strategic opportunities, including 'proof of concept'

        Provide product update and improvement training to other SEs in the region or theater

        Assist in the training of new SEs in their designated regions


Your Experience


        Degree in CS or equivalent and 5+ years of experience in highly technical customer facing roles.

        Security architect, Infrastructure architect, Systems engineer, or Solutions architect

        Strong general infrastructure skills and specific knowledge of cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Compute Platform.

        Experience using APIs

        Experience with CloudFormation, Terraform, Azure Resource Manager, or GCP Cloud Deployment Manager Templates

        Proven experience with AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform configuration and administration of security features and services (including and not limited to identity and access management, service-related security features, networking, firewalls, encryption, and related best practices)

        In depth experience in security, cloud services i.e. Serverless technologies

        Expertise in container and DevOps technologies such as Kubernetes, Jenkins, Docker, and OpenShift.

        Security skills should include areas such as access control, runtime defense /anti-malware, and vulnerability management.

        Deep understanding of Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems as well as Containers

        Experience with IaaS and PaaS deployments, connectivity, network security, virtualization and compute

        Experience working with customers, positioning, demonstrating, configuring and troubleshooting infrastructure security products

        Travel within the designated region

        Experience selling Federal


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 who isn’t committed to your success – everyone pitches 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 who 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 disabilities. 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.