Principal Security Architect (Cloud Platform)

Information Security Santa Clara, California


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.

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

We are seeking a Security Architect to join our Information Security team and partner with the Palo Alto Networks’ business groups to best understand the organization’s needs and how they relate to our global information security posture. In this role, you will report to the Director, Security Architecture and will be responsible for executing security related projects and programs. You will be working very closely with the infrastructure and product teams to assess our security, make recommendations, and suggest solutions. This is a fast-paced, post-startup environment and part of your success will lie in your willingness to learn and drive change across the organization.

Your Impact

  • Design and implement security capabilities to protect Palo Alto Networks enterprise and hosting environments
  • Lead cross-functional teams to architect, design and deploy cloud services and application architectures
  • Collaborate with multiple engineering teams to establish security standards, baselines, policies, and controls that predict and prevent threats to Palo Alto Networks
  • Identify, assess and remediate security architecture gaps across the Palo Alto Networks environment
  • Be a strong thought leader and clearly communicate and build support for your ideas

Your Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience and training
  • 6+ years experience in an architectural or engineering role related to cybersecurity
  • Extensive experience with securing large scale public cloud deployments and distributed systems using public cloud hosting, including GCP, AWS or Azure
  • In-depth knowledge of the threat model, network security, cryptography, authentication, and authorization
  • Experience with implementing common security frameworks and controls in highly automated environments, especially in CI/CD environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with defined objectives
  • Well organized and able to utilize the best methods and approach problems with a creative, can-do attitude

The Team

Serious mission, fun culture; We’re not your ordinary Information Security team. We’re a diverse group of security professionals that embraces challenging the status quo in order to protect Palo Alto Networks and our customers. They say it’s the people you work with that make you want to go to work and it’s true here; we love our work.

Think about it: Driving innovation on the Information Security team of the fastest-growing high-tech cybersecurity company is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined by the brightest minds in technology, and our global teams are 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 every time we beat the bad guys.


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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.


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