Sr Staff Security Automation Engineer (Threat Data Platform) - #1701879

Palo Alto Networks


Date: 1 week 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 wellbeing 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

The Threat Data Platform team specializes in providing tools enabling threat researchers and incident response consultants to work more efficiently across the vast amounts of data Palo Alto Networks has at its disposal. Our experts bridge the gap between application development using modern best practices/technology and the world-class research teams.

This role will challenge you to become a true force-multiplier, assisting the security research team through designing and building threat centric application workflows, process automations, and the creation of intelligent data architectures for threat intelligence and telemetry collection at scale.

Your Impact

  • Design and develop features & integrations to enable scalable threat data collection, analysis, and countermeasure creation
  • Work with existing backend systems to drive REST APIs and workflows via python (flask or fastAPI), relying on a variety of datasources - SQL, NoSQL, and document stores containing more data than one can imagine
  • Contribute to existing and new frameworks that allow threat researchers to focus on the threats and engineers (us) focus on the proper tooling to make it all work at scale
  • Partner with other development and business teams to manage dependencies and communicate technical specifications
  • Work with existing deployment infrastructure to regularly deploy releases using modern tools such as git and CI/CD (Gitlab CI, Docker, Spinnaker, Kubernetes)


Your Experience

  • Solid understanding and usage of Python, SQL, and working knowledge of one or more non-relational databases such as ElasticSearch, Cassandra, BigQuery, etc.
  • Experience in security 
  • Experience developing container based applications using tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and/or Helm
  • Demonstrated full stack programming capability and desire to mature an idea or feature from pseudo-code to a minimum viable product
  • Creation of, and integration with REST APIs
  • Experience working with queuing technologies such as RabbitMQ & Pub/Sub to build scalable solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience working on remote teams
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as React is a plus
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS or GCP is a plus


The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products and connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. We are constantly innovating — challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. Our engineers don’t shy away from building products to solve problems no one has pursued before.

We define the industry instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of a challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

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 your degree or progress toward degree, qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer, the starting rate is expected to be  $175,000/yr for the specific role.

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

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