Sr. IT Software Engineer, User Identity & Authentication Services - #1672059

Palo Alto Networks


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Santa Clara, CA
Contract type: Full time

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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your well-being support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!



Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is looking for a talented Sr. IT Software Engineer who will be responsible for the maintainability, build, and configuration of our user identity & authentication services, single sign-on (SSO), and access automation. As a member of our IT Compute Team, you will manage SSO and user lifecycle services and build user access automation. 

Our User Identity and SSO platform provide critical services to our customers, partners, and enterprise users. It also enhances user experience with automation and faster response. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with highly innovative technologies. You will greatly impact this highly visible role, strengthening our identity services.

Your Impact 

  • Implement and support the SSO and MFA services
  • Automate user lifecycle and access provisioning
  • Provision, configure & support resilient cloud deployment architecture, keeping it compliant with regulations like FedRAMP, making it more efficient
  • Manage scalability, capacity planning, redundancy, and resiliency
  • Maintain service availability and performance SLAs based on business and product requirements
  • Work with other Identity Platform engineers to deploy and maintain services, capacity planning, create and review operational runbooks
  • Contribute to documentation related to design, deployment, validation, operations and DR/BCP
  • Design proactive service monitoring, alerting, and trend analysis of the services, and implement self-healing


Your Experience

  • 7+ years of software development experience using Python
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in managing and supporting Identity & Access Management technologies, like Okta, ForgeRock, Ping Identity
  • Understanding of SAML, OAuth, SCIM standards and protocols, awareness of implementation
  • Knowledge of SSO, MFA, user identity management domain 
  • Knowledge of directory services, preferably active directory
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across multiple business units, such as IT application and infrastructure, product development teams, primarily integrating applications and users with identity services
  • Strong technical writing skills to support required documentation.
  • Passion, drive, energy, a sense of humor and a great attitude!
  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or technical stream with the equivalent combination of work experience or equivalent military experience required


The Team

Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within Information Technology is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You’ll join the brightest minds in technology, creating, building, and supporting tools and enabling our global teams on the front line of defense against cyberattacks.

We’re connected 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 of people who feel excited by the prospect of a challenge and feel 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.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected].

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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $123,900/yr to $200,400/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.  

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: Yes

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