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Palo Alto Networks Enterprise Security Architect (Information Security) in 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 by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to THE best. In return, your career will have a tangible impact - one that's working toward technology that affects every level of society.

Our mission doesn’t happen by treading softly. It happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed…intentionally…to stay ahead of the world’s next cyberthreat.

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks protects tens of thousands of people every day from Cyber bad-actors, but who protects Palo Alto Networks? The Palo Alto Networks Enterprise Cloud Security team has this incredible responsibility and, as Security Architect on the team, you’ll be responsible for driving infrastructure transformation at a hyper growth company focused on highly scalable, resilient, and secured infrastructure services to meet enterprise service level standards. Leading the effort of creating our multi-year technology strategy and roadmap with a primary focus of becoming a cloud-first infrastructure environment, you’ll be responsible for the following:

Your Impact

  • Deliver architecture designs, data flow diagrams and standards to IT and Enterprise teams.

  • Design, build and implement security capabilities and security services to protect Palo Alto Networks enterprise and hosting environments

  • Review current InfoSec and IT critical projects and ensure security architecture principles are being implemented

  • Develop Enterprise Security services into SaaS solutions. Our security services need to be repeatable and consumable for our IT and business partner

  • Identify, assess and remediate security architecture gaps across the Palo Alto Networks Enterprise Network

  • Develop and execute strategies from conceptual ideas, which increase the overall security posture of Palo Alto Networks

  • Be hands on and lead POC with rigorous benchmarks on security technology innovations and adoptions

  • Be a strong thought leader and clearly communicate and build support for your ideas

Your Experience

  • 10+ years of combined experience as an infrastructure engineer, lead, and architect

  • Extensive experience in information security, security engineering or architecture roles

  • Deep understanding of Identity & Access Management, networking or Infrastructure security in Enterprise environments.

  • In depth knowledge with public cloud architecture, such as GCP, AWS and Azure, and virtualization technologies, such as kubernetes, VMware and OpenStack

  • In depth knowledge of threat model, network security, cryptography, authentication and authorization

  • Expert level experience performing threat modeling and design reviews to assess security implications and requirements

  • Expert level experience in defining and documenting security reference architectures and standards

  • Demonstrated knowledge of complex identity and access management models

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills. Ability to communicate and influence critical stakeholders across all levels of the organization

  • 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

  • Must be hands on and know technologies at both breadth and depth


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or equivalent training, education, and experience in information / cyber security, computer systems, IT, etc.

The Team

Think about it, security for an information security company. Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within the Information Security team is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined with the brightest minds in technology, 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 security gaps that inhibit our privacy.

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 culture and dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our careers page (https://jobs.paloaltonetworks.com/culture/) .

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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