• Palo Alto Networks
  • $110,450.00 -163,060.00/year*
  • Purcellville , VA
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 37074 Gallop Ln

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Palo Alto Networks? is the fastest-growing security company in history and a seven-time Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for our innovation and products. We are a global cybersecurity leader, known for challenging the status quo. Our mission? We are out to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. The result? Changing the world as we know it. If you're looking for a meaningful career, in a dynamic, creative, collaborative environment, then you may have found your next 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.


+ 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

**Requi** **rements:**

+ BS in Computer Science, MIS, business, or equivalent education/training/experience

+ Minimum of 7 years' experience with network/security solutions and technologies

+ Minimum 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 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 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.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

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 applicable legally protected characteristics.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals.

If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at ...@paloaltonetworks.com.


EOE Protected Veterans/Disability.
Associated topics: cybersecurity, forensic, identity, information security, leak, phish, security analyst, security engineer, security officer, threat

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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