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Automation Engineer (Cortex XDR)


At Palo Alto Networks®, everything starts and ends with our mission: 

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

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.

Your Career

We are looking for a highly technical individual to join our Cortex XDR Agent team as an Automation Engineer.
The team builds the foundation of the Cortex XDR endpoint agent, from security modules to server communication and task management.
We believe automation tests are a critical part of the product release cycle. As an Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for automating and maintaining tests in Python 3. You will be involved in feature and test designs, and work closely with developers, product management and other QA members.

  Your Impact

  • Develop on all the leading platforms both on End points - Windows, Mac, Linux And Cloud - AWS (Amazon web services), GCP (Google cloud platform), Microsoft Azure and kubernetes

  • Participate in full product release cycles, from feature design to version release

  • Automate tests in Python 3

  • Maintain existing automatic tests and investigate failures

  • Learn new features and technologies in a relatively short amount of time

Your Experience

  • Experience using an Object-Oriented programming language (Python)

  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming design concepts

  • Skilled in diagnosing and solving complex problems while providing detailed technical analysis

  • Knowledge of continuous integration, automated tools, and best practices in automation – an advantage

  • Experience with testing network related products - an advantage

  • Security background in general and security programs knowledge in particular – an advantage

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in both Hebrew and English

  • Attention to details and high behavioral standards

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, work under pressure and maintain focus and a sense of humor

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 who 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 disabilities. 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.

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