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Palo Alto Networks

Professional Services Architect Palo Alto Networks
San Diego, CA

Palo Alto Networks is a company providing cybersecurity solutions that protect organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

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About Palo Alto Networks

Job Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our digital way of life. It's inspired by our vision: a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren't simple statements. They won't be easy either - but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we're looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the nature of cybersecurity as we are.

Our mission doesn't happen by treading softly - no, it happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed - intentionally - to stay ahead of the world's next cyberthreat.

Your Career

The Professional Services Architect will focus on designing and delivering complete Next-Generation solutions to major customers. As an Architect, you will function as the Palo Alto Networks Products Subject Matter Expert (SME) and will interact directly with the customer's personnel, usually in a leadership role. You will serve as the technical architect in customer environments providing architecture, design, technical direction, interpretation, and alternatives. This is a highly technical, hands-on role that will require thought leadership, novel solutions, and the ability to design and deploy complex projects.

Your Impact

* Ensure the success of the large-scale customer projects relating to their security integrations
* Minimize customer cyberattack surface by applying Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform to all deployment scenarios
* Work cross-functionally within client organization to collect information to be used in designing for future state, taking into consideration Mergers and Acquisitions, divestitures, organization growth, and other business impacting activity
* Create methodologies, templates, and tools for deployment of Next-Generation technologies. This will involve demonstrating field experience and working with SMEs to develop usable, actionable documents
* Have a working knowledge of the Palo Alto Networks suite of products and how they integrate and communicate
* Research new features and technologies to determine how to maximize value to customers
* Provide knowledge transfer of next-generation technologies to customers, Professional Service Consultants, and Resident Engineers for ongoing, long-term migrations
* Engage internal Palo Alto Networks SME resources to support design and deployment of the Security Operating Platform

Your Experience

* BS in Computer Science, MIS, business, or equivalent education/training/experience
* Minimum of 7 years' experience with network/security solutions and technologies
* Minimum of 3 years' experience managing security solutions in large environments
* Detailed technical experience in the installation, configuration, and operation of high-end firewall appliances, ideally Palo Alto Networks® products
* Extensive knowledge of the cybersecurity landscape and a good understanding of Internet protocols and applications
* Proven capabilities in design and architecture work, and have excellent document creation skills
* Demonstrated project leadership skills and the ability to run design meetings
* Have the PCNSE (latest version)
* Have one or more of the following Industry certifications: CNSE, CISSP, CCIE/JNCIE-SEC or equivalents
* Have the ability to demonstrate a variety of tools to complete migrations (scripts, Excel, third-party tools, etc.)
* Personable, enthusiastic, hardworking, and enjoy partnering with customers on a day-to-day basis
* Effectively handle multiple projects and work calmly under pressure
* Excellent writer, with strong verbal communication skills, with demonstrable ability to communicate to senior leaders and technical peers
* Provide after hours and weekend on-call support as needed to support maintenance activities
* Work with customers security and network teams to build confidence across the business units impacted by the change to Palo Alto Networks®
* Travel (25-50%) for design meetings and deployments of customer engagements

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.

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.

Additionally, 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

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks is a company providing cybersecurity solutions that protect organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

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