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Reference Architect - Cortex

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 20, 2022

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Company Description

  • This position can be based anywhere in the continental United States**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.Job DescriptionYour CareerAs a Reference Architect, you are responsible for building Palo Alto Networks' Reference Architectures across our product lines today and in the future. A Reference Architect is required to engage with key stakeholders, gather technical requirements, create evaluation test plans, and document technical content. A key goal is to build architectural guidance that guides Palo Alto Networks Systems Engineers, Partners and Customers when designing security solutions.This Reference Architect position focuses on our complete security operations product offering, centering on integrating Palo Alto Networks and, where required, technology partner solutions. It requires someone with a broad understanding of security practices and a proven ability to solve customer security challenges through solution development.Your Impact
    • Work with product management, sales, and marketing, own the creation of Reference Architectures that describe how Palo Alto Networks products work together to solve customer business challenges
    • Work with engineering to understand the product and technology roadmaps and how they bring value to customers
    • Collaborate with product marketing and product management teams to define customer requirements for the architecture
    • Build and maintain a validation lab
    • Create written content that helps sales and partners use architectures to position and sell solutions
    • Leverage subject matter expertise to convey benefits and positions to sales engineers, marketing, and product development
    • Provide education and knowledge transfer to the sales engineers through written content development and internal presentations
    • Responsible for upholding Palo Alto Networks Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies
    • Perform other related duties as assignedQualificationsYour experience
      • 3+ years of experience authoring and publishing technical documentation
      • 7+ years of experience designing, implementing, and troubleshooting enterprise security solutions, with significant expertise in endpoint security and XDR
      • 3+ years of experience with designing SecOps solutions
      • Hands-on experience building lab environments and troubleshooting network infrastructure and security products
      • Demonstrable experience with designing solutions using emerging technologies
      • The ability to quickly learn something new and apply it to a solution is critical
      • Be a great storyteller, with the ability to communicate that story verbally and in writingAdditional InformationOur 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.Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $168,000/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs
        • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
        • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
          • The job requires accessing a company worksite
          • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
          • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
          • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

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