Cortex - Inside Systems Engineer at Palo Alto Networks (Remote)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX | Remote
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Company Description

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 Description

Your Career

You will work with your sales partner to establish relationships with customers with the goal of helping them detect and prevent advanced cyber attacks and breaches by advising them on what applications to deploy from the Palo Alto Networks platform. Our systems engineers have a deep technical understanding of cybersecurity products, integrations, and critical cyber threats facing our potential customer’s environments.

We need these technical guides to work with our sales teams, providing training and technical support. You build trust with our clients and teams, establishing strong rapport as a trusted advisor, and build an environment where our clients feel (and are) secure. Additionally, you'll be called upon to offer feedback to our product management team on new feature requests and product improvements based on what you learn from your customer base.

Your Impact

  • Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to prospects and customers working with your Account Managers and the local partners within your territory
  • Lead conversations about industry trends and emerging changes to the security landscape that every customer needs to be aware of
  • Identify and document specific problems with prospective and current customers that can be solved by deploying integrated solutions 
  • Architect and propose validated solutions that address the identified cybersecurity problems in each environment 
  • Ensure ongoing customer happiness, support, and adoption
  • Effectively lead and support customer demonstrations with our System Engineers that showcase our value 
  • Interact locally and remotely with customers in an equally persuasive, confident manner
  • Assist with the training of new System Engineers in their designated region in installs customer presentations and internally-focused deal preparation activities
  • Provide technical demos for strategic prospects and current accounts of Palo Alto Networks virtual offerings and integration in existing datacenter environments
  • Continuous self-improvement and learning to maintain technical leadership of applicable technologies (datacenter, SDN, public cloud, security, networking, etc.)
  • Understand and effectively differentiate against our top competitors
  • Act as the customer advocate for any issues that require technical assistance and follow up with the customer until the issue is resolved

Qualifications

Your Experience

  • 2+ years of remote user access technologies
  • SD-WAN Architectures and providers
  • Overlay or channel sales/systems engineering experience is beneficial
  • Good understanding of SD-WAN technologies, hands-on experience highly beneficial
  • Strong understanding and expertise of Tunneling protocols such as SSL/TLS, IPSec, GRE, DMVPN
  • Strong understanding and experience integrating and/or deploying authentication methodologies, such as SAML, MFA, RADIUS, LDAP, AD
  • Strong experience on IP Routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, Static, Network Address Translation
  • Strong PKI Experience and Certificate Management
  • Virtualization technologies: ESX, KVM, Xen, Microsoft
  • Excellent troubleshooting experience
  • Next-Generation Firewall capabilities, configuration, and deployment
  • PANOS knowledge
  • Ability to work within small creative teams as well as cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication (written and verbal)
  • Strong presentation skills 

Additional Information

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.

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 [email protected]

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.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer, the starting salary (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) is expected to be between $110,400/yr to $138,000/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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.

More Information on Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Santa Clara, CA and Plano, TX. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005. It has 10190 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 457 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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