Senior Product Security Engineer (Information Security)

Full Time
Santa Clara, CA
Areas of Interest: Systems Security Architecture
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Join us as we lead a new era in cybersecurity.

Palo Alto Networks competes for the best talent. Our compensation packages consist of salary and equity, and are commensurate with accomplishment. We offer a full suite of benefits, including 401(K). Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history.  We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!

The Information Security Architecture team is looking for the best security architect to join us in defining and building the future security state of Palo Alto Networks. Our scope encompasses all aspects of our business, including product portfolio, enterprise services & infrastructure, and operations. You’ll be part of a fast moving and dynamic team that is tightly integrated and focus on execution and delivery.


  • As our Cloud Product Security Architect, you will report into the Information Security Architecture team, and will be deeply embedded in our Product Management and Engineering teams
  • You will have responsibilities for secure development methodologies and mechanisms for all of Palo Alto Networks products and services
  • Inform choices through a security lens for the entire development lifecycle, including design, coding & development, QA & security testing, and release
  • You will lead definition of SDL and the software security maturity model
  • You will drive effective integration and adoption of best practices, latest methods & techniques in identifying design flaws and software issues
  • In addition, you will be responsible for driving innovation in software security


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience with security technologies
  • Highly proficient in design and analysis of algorithms and data structures
  • Experience in driving effective implementation & adoption of Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) and software maturity model
  • Demonstrated knowledge of security best practices, principles, and common security frameworks, such as NIST, ISO, Common Criteria, TCSEC, OWASP, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of common application & network protocols, cryptographic technologies, public key infrastructure, common security threats, such as attack techniques, evasive techniques, and preventative & defensive methods
  • Experience in developing or deploying in server/client architecture using hybrid cloud environments, including AWS, Azure, OpenStack and VMware
  • Strong understanding of methodologies and tools for threat analysis of complex systems, such as threat modeling and software fuzzing
  • Prior experiencing in implementing and integrating tools for static analysis, dynamic analysis, fuzzing, and penetration testing
  • Experience in developing more than one of the following: network-based appliance, web/SaaS services, and mobile applications
  • In-depth knowledge of common OS-designs, including Linux, Windows, mobile platforms
  • Strong knowledge of web, security, and network architecture
  • Ability to execute in dynamic and highly technical organizations
  • Experience as a technical lead and architect for security
  • 7+ years experience working with product development/engineering and product management

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Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for thousands of organizations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyber threat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization’s most valuable assets.

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Company Industry: Computer & Network Security
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000