Engineering TAC, NGFW Mobile Security at Palo Alto Networks (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

The Engineering TAC (E-TAC) team is an exciting crossroads between Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and Engineering. The team is empowered to drive decisions and to be the thought leaders within the Global Customer Support organization at Palo Alto Networks. On any given day members of the team may work with new products and software very early in the NPI process, develop and deliver training, assist a support engineer with a challenging customer issue, replicate a complex issue in our lab, evaluate customer network design or help improve features for supportability and usability. Our roles are very hands-on and high impact to the company. 

We are a global team and will only consider the top people from a support or engineering background. You’ll enjoy networking and collaborating with key contacts outside your own area of expertise such as Sales, Product Management, QA and Engineering, with a strong capability of detailing difficult technical issues to both non-technical and technical professionals. You will regularly not just participate in but lead technical discussions with multi-functional teams, creating an environment of transparency that ultimately leads to better products, better working environments, and better cybersecurity. You are a good candidate if you are the type of person who asks why as opposed to just accepting an answer. 

Your Impact

  • Work with customers through TAC to provide Technical Support of complex LAN/WAN architectures and network issues with particular emphasis on 4G and 5G mobile service provider customers.

  • Enablement of the TAC teams providing deeper technical expertise and guidance. This includes not only structured training throughout the year but also includes ad hoc Q&A.

  • Ownership of critical issues for 4G and 5G and mobility protocols such as GTP, SCTP and PFCP. This doesn’t mean being responsible for the case, the focus is on the technical driver of the issue the customer is trying to resolve. This usually means working with the TAC case owner and development engineering on a replication or verification and communicating updates.

  • New product development - combine the responsibility of continuing our state-of-the-art technical knowledge and skills learned from prior technical support, an E-TAC engineer will identify supportability and usability requirements for new products during the design phase as well as post FCS via enhancement requests.

  • Develop and deliver training material for TAC. Training is a key component of the day-to-day success of support. An E-TAC engineer is responsible for staying up to date with technical details on Palo Alto Networks new products related to service providers, 5G and the mobility industry in general and sharing those details with TAC via white papers, BBLs, or TOIs.

  • Filling in the gaps. Sometimes there are opportunities to “catch” a problem before it escalated. E-TAC is positioned to identify or help in these unplanned projects that result in a better customer experience, or a cost reduction or better security/usability.


Your Experience

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience

  • TAC experience supporting enterprise customers with complex LAN/WAN environments

  • Hands-on experience with 4G and 5G mobile networks and infrastructure is a must. Experience should be beyond just user admin level and include deep understanding and troubleshooting of mobility protocols such as GTP and PFCP

  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP and advanced knowledge of LAN/WAN technologies, expertise with general routing/switching, Routing protocols (e.g BGP, OSPF, EIGRP), DataCenter and service provider architectures

  • Expertise with Remote Access VPN solutions, IPSEC, PKI & SSL is a plus

  • Experience with Palo Alto Networks products is a major plus

  • Familiarity with C and various scripting languages is a plus- you’re not applying to be a developer, but you should have some background in reading and compiling from professional or personal projects

  • Understand how data packets go through a box- the box shouldn’t be a “black box”, you should know what is happening to a packet at different stages and how that can impact problems

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to deliver highly technical informative presentations- you’re not being hired to answer phone calls from the queue, but you will speak with customers from time to time as well as to developers, sales engineers and the rest of your team

  • Proficiency in creating technical documentation using applications such as Powerpoint/Google Slides or knowledge-base/intranet platforms such as Lumapps, Jive or Confluence

  • Willing to work flexible times including occasional weekends and evenings- the E-TAC team does not work on shifts- however, some critical situations could call for afterhours activities as well as weekend on-call

Additional Information

The Team
Our technical support team is critical to our success and mission. As part of this team, you enable customer success by providing support to clients after they have purchased our products. Our dedication to our customers doesn’t stop once they sign – it evolves. As threats and technology change, we stay in step to accomplish our mission.
You’ll be involved in implementing new products, transitioning from old products to new, and will fix integrations and critical issues as they are raised – in fact, you’ll seek them out to ensure our clients are safely supported. We fix and identify technical problems, with a pointed focus of providing the best customer support in the industry.
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.
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.

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 446 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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