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Technical Lead - Cyber Research (Cortex)

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.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Your career

We’re looking for a technical lead to join the Cyber Research Engineering team at Cortex.

Cyber Research Engineering is a cross-functional team composed of people with backgrounds at the nexus of software engineering, data analysis, threat hunt, and national security. We're responsible for performing rapid prototyping and special projects using unique datasets to deliver cybersecurity insights for government, military, and commercial customers. We're responsible for several key

  • Operations: We collect data, perform specialized scanning, and provide provides advanced vulnerability testing.
  • Analytics: we analyze threat intelligence, performs APT Threat Hunting, and conduct research projects tailored to the special needs public sector customers.
  • Software Development: we builds tools for technical users, create prototypes for unique public sector use cases, and maintain/add features to our established cyber intelligence products. 

The work of the Cyber Research Engineering team is varied, exciting, and meaningful. We leverage endpoint and boundary devices, network traffic, internet scanning, malware sandboxes and many other datasets ranging in size from terabytes to petabytes. We encourage engineers and researchers to use these datasets in unconventional ways to produce unparalleled cybersecurity products and insights about computer networks that allow customers to better hunt those individuals who try to abuse those networks. 

Your Impact

  • Be part of a quick reaction team dedicated to supporting our mission to keep national security customers safe from malicious actors online

  • Lead the development of new software or improve existing software using Python, Golang, Rust, React, and more to better leverage our datasets in the various missions of security automation, asset discovery, threat hunting and vulnerability discovery 

  • Deliver your implementation to our customers by working with our business development and customer-success teams

Your Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other technical discipline (or equivalent professional experience)

  • Highly motivated to succeed, a strong sense of responsibility and great self-learning skills

  • Experience providing technical leadership of teams building enterprise features on a multi-tenant SaaS platform at scale (examples: role-based access, SAML integrations, feature flag frameworks)

  • Extensive hands-on programming skills in Python

  • Experiencing building highly available, scalable, and performant systems

  • Practical knowledge of concepts like multithreading and concurrency

  • Strong grasp on microservices and designing complex products via distributed systems

  • Strong familiarity with databases, data modeling, profiling, and performance optimization

  • Knowledge of AWS or GCP is a plus but not required

  • Experience working in a DoD environment including classified environments is a plus

  • Able/willing to acquire a Top Secret security clearance

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.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, 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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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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