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Senior Automation Security Engineer

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Reston
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

**Palo Alto Networks?** is the fastest-growing security company in history. We foster a culture of innovation, authenticity, and collaboration. This focus helps to advance our mission of protecting our way of life in the digital age. Our people make this possible. It?s in our everyday interactions, how we work together and treat each other, that sets Palo Alto Networks apart from other organizations. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you! We are expanding its global security response team and is seeking out experienced threat intelligence analysts, reverse engineers and security tool developers. Palo Alto Networks has a widely deployed security platform that provides access to an immense volume of globally sourced threat data. We use this data to better protect our customers and as a source for our research to identify and adapt to adversaries, campaigns, and evolutions in the threat landscape. The core mission of this team is to improve detection and response for our enterprise customers through applied threat intelligence. This is accomplished by combining internal and external threat data to assess and remediate gaps in the coverage and capabilities of the Palo Alto enterprise security platform. Palo Alto Networks and the security research team believe in raising the cost of operations for the adversary by creating durable and contextually rich countermeasures. As a member of this team you will be expected to consistently strive to Automate, Innovate, and Collaborate with some of the best security minds on the planet. The Security Automation Engineer will serve to empower the entire security research team through process automation, intelligent data architecture for threat intelligence and telemetry collection, analysis and detection tool maturation, and queuing system creation. You will drive organic development initiatives as well as serve to assess and prioritize enhancement requests from the larger team. This position requires a hands-on full stack development mindset, the ability to fail fast and learn faster, and a drive to execute by building ever better solutions. A strong focus on automation, scripting and integrations is ideal. Some web-UI experience is also required (Ideally python/php driven). **Responsibilities** + Architect and develop systems and integrations to enable scalable threat data collections, analysis, and countermeasure creation. + Serve as the security research team's software engineering subject matter expert. + Support new and existing security research lab systems and custom applications. + Partner with other development and business teams to manage dependencies and communicate technical specifications. + Translate Analyst and Researcher requirements into POC scripts and tools, driving process automation. + Manage the planning, builds and deployment of code to different environments using modern tools such as GitHub, Puppet, Ansible. **Qualifications** + Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience working on remote teams. + Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals, specifically networking, databases and tool development. + Strong understanding of security operations: perimeter defense, forensics, incident response, kill chain analysis, risk assessment and security metrics. + Demonstrated full stack programming capability and desire to mature an idea from pseudo-code to MVP. + Intimately familiar with Python, Java, JS, SQL, NoSQL, ElasticSearch, and technologies used for data manipulation at scale. + Background or interest in threat intelligence and applied security. + Creation of and integration with REST APIs. + Experience with analytics, statistics, machine learning, and large data sets. + Candidates must be open to travel requirements (up to 10%) **Education** + BS/MS or equivalent experience required **Company:** We are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our Security Operating Platform is built for automation. It is easy to operate, with capabilities that work together, so customers can prevent successful cyberattacks. They can use analytics to automate routine tasks, so they can focus on what matters. We are known for continuously delivering innovations; and with Application Framework, we extend that to an open ecosystem of developers that benefit from our customers? existing investment in data, sensors, and enforcement points. Learn more about Palo Alto Networks **here** at and check out our **fast facts** at Protected Veterans/Disability.

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