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Senior Automation Engineer (RPA)


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 personalization 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 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 with some flexibility offered where needed. 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 on the industry’s best cybersecurity solutions together!

Your Career

The Palo Alto Networks IT Automation team is looking for a Senior Automation Engineer to join our RPA team. You will be part of a world-class IT organization that works on various ground-breaking technologies and supports the entire enterprise. We want passionate technical leaders who love to innovate and build high quality products. We are looking for self starters who take ownership of their areas of focus and who are driven to solve problems at every level. Collaboration and teamwork are at the foundation of our culture and we need engineers who can communicate at a high level and work well with others towards achieving a common goal. 

Your Impact

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of automation solutions using UiPath and other leading automation tools
  • Explore and evaluate new AI-driven automation technologies to enhance our automation capabilities
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify automation opportunities and design solutions to optimize business processes
  • Develop and maintain automation scripts, workflows, and bots, ensuring high performance and reliability
  • Implement DevOps best practices to streamline the development, deployment, and monitoring of automation solutions
  • Administer and maintain automation solutions as required, ensuring their continuous and efficient operation
  • Actively participate in agile teams, adapting to dynamically changing priorities and delivering solutions in an iterative manner
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior engineers and other team members
  • Continuously improve automation processes and frameworks, staying up-to-date with industry trends and advancements
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex automation issues, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum efficiency
  • Document and maintain comprehensive technical documentation for all automation solutions

Your Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field with 8+ years of experience working with enterprise and consumer IT applications or equivalent military experience required
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in Robotic Process Automation with tools like UiPath, including multiple full-scale RPA implementations involving design, development of various automation components, and features
  • Proven experience in establishing design and development frameworks, standards, and best practices for Robotic Process Automation
  • Solid understanding of Software engineering and DevOps best practices
  • Proficient in provisioning and monitoring UiPath robots, deploying and triggering UiPath processes, managing UiPath assets and queues, publishing workflows, and handling job queues, pending jobs, and managing job cancellations/terminations
  • Proficiency in scripting languages, such as Python or PowerShell, to automate tasks and enhance operational efficiency
  • Experience with SAP ERP and familiarity with GCP architecture/fundamentals is preferred
  • Experience with AI-driven automation technologies and a strong curiosity to explore new advancements in the field
  • Proficiency in consuming and utilizing APIs and web services
  • Preferred certification in one or more RPA and other emerging automation technologies
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and present solutions to both business and IT stakeholders
  • Must located in SF bay area to be onsite 3 days / week

The Team

The IT Automation team leads the charge in delivering cutting-edge automation solutions to multiple business units within Palo Alto Networks. We continually push boundaries, exploring innovative methods to automate processes and enhance workplace productivity.

Within our dynamic team, we uphold rigorous engineering standards, setting the gold standard for quality that resonates with our stakeholders. As trailblazers in the tech realm, we take pride in crafting solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations.

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 .

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 $201,300/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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