State of California Veterans Jobs

ca-edd Logo
Mobile ca-edd Logo

Job Information

Palo Alto Networks Principal Cloud Infrastructure Security Engineer (Information Security) in Santa Clara, California

Principal Cloud Infrastructure Security Engineer (Information Security)

Santa Clara,CA,US

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to THE best. In return, your career will have a tangible impact – one that's working toward technology that affects every level of society.

Our mission doesn’t happen by treading softly. 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

As a senior member of the Security team, you will work on designing and implementing both technology and processes that will ensure the highest levels of security, availability and reliability of our cloud infrastructure. We need a creative and innovative problem solver, who can partner with our Product and IT teams to make their services more usable without compromising on security.

Your Impact

With your primary focus on Cloud Infrastructure Security Design & Implementation, you will do the following:

  • Function as the Subject Matter Expert on Network, Web Services and GCP/AWS Architecture and Design

  • Implement and execute security policies across GCP/AWS cloud environments including VPC-SC, SSO and Organizational Policies

  • Evaluate security controls, design standards, drive changes across the organization

  • Investigate and Remediate security issues across multiple GCP organizations at scale

  • Review and participate in Design Reviews for Infrastructure security changes and standards

  • Identify and drive opportunities to improve automation for code deployment, cloud configuration management, and visibility of security services

  • Drive GCP security features and product relationships globally

  • Automate basic security enforcement tasks using python

Your Experience

  • 8+ years of experience in Security Engineering

  • 4+ years of experience in DevOps, Site Reliability, or infrastructure engineering

  • 2+ years expertise in securing AWS or GCP cloud computing and its related services

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent professional experience

  • Strong experience with Linux and Network devices

  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies such as GKE and hypervisor systems

  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipeline, Gitlab, Jenkins, Artifactory

  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, able to collaborate and rally support

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team

  • Self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated and strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot complex distributed systems handling high volume transactions

  • Passionate to learn, understand, and dissect new technology stacks quickly on your own


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or equivalent training, education, and experience in information / cyber security, computer systems, IT, etc.

The Team

Think about it, security for an information security company. Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within the Information Security team is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined with the brightest minds in technology, our global teams on the front line of defense against cyberattacks. We’re joined by one mission – but driven by the impact of that mission and what it means to protect our way of life in the digital age. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team that feels excitement at the prospect of a challenge and feels a thrill at resolving security gaps that inhibit our privacy.

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 culture and dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our careers page at .

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.

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability.