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Unit 42 Engineering Manager (Threat Intelligence)

Company: Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Company 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.

Job Description

Your Career

We're looking for an empathetic Engineering Manager to lead a growing team in the Unit 42 Engineering organization.

Our mission is to enable Unit 42 researchers and security consultants to capture, model, search, and automate threat intelligence.

In this role, you will lead a feature team that builds and delivers back-office tooling to enable research. The engineers on your team are elite skunk works engineers with a broad skill set, capable of tackling practically any challenge. You'll be leading and growing this team so that they may create tooling that enables world class researchers to document and express threats in ways the industry hasn't seen before.

Your Impact

  • Lead with empathy; support, coach, and develop engineers

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to define the vision and roadmap for your team; we're looking for a manager who can hold high standards whilst still being intensely pragmatic

  • Stay apprised of critical business needs and help us continue to scale; balance resources and projects accordingly

  • Help grow the team; anticipate future needs and execute on a recruiting strategy


Your Experience

  • Experience managing software engineers, providing them with thoughtful feedback and with the resources they need to be successful

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering, a related discipline, or equivalent work experience

  • Deep understanding of programming principles and the python programming language

  • Deep understanding of Threat Intelligence; its data modeling and uses

  • Startup experience and/or a demonstrated ability to adapt to a dynamic and growing technical environment

Additional Information

The Team

Our engineering team is at the core of our products - 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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

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

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.

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