Lead PKI Engineer - Remote at Palo Alto Networks

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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

Palo Alto Networks is looking for a talented senior Principal Engineer with a mix of PKI and infrastructure knowledge who will be responsible for our PKI and certificate management services. As a member of a senior technical staff consisting of authorities in many adjacent areas (Identity services, Cloud Infrastructure, Linux, SQL), you will be part of our next generation IT infrastructure platform team. You are passionate about a technical leadership role that involves deep knowledge of both the application and the product and also believe that automation is a key component to operating large-scale systems.

Fast-paced, fast-changing and unpredictable defines our information technology team. We are looking for analytical, agile, and influential individuals who can quickly deliver meaningful results and solutions with the flexibility to accommodate evolving business needs and shifting priorities.

Your Impact

  • Ownership of Palo Alto Networks globally distributed customer-facing PKI infrastructure and certificate management services
  • Maintain scalability, capacity, redundancy, and resiliency planning for global PKI solution
  • Provision, configure & support resilient hybrid cloud deployment architecture, while maintaining availability and performance SLAs based on business and product requirements
  • Maintain all documentation related to Certificate Practice Statement (CPS), including areas of design, deployment, validation, operational and DR/BCP
  • Design proactive monitoring, alerting, trend analysis for PKI and underlying infrastructure, and support the operations team in implementation
  • Collaborate and partner with other development teams to define technical requirements for implementation and adoption of certificates usage in Palo Alto Networks products and cloud services and develop automation and integration methods with PKI solution
  • Create a certificate lifecycle management process and work with the operations team on implementation
  • Subject Matter Expert for all areas of certificates, implementation & operation of PKI solution
  • Create presentation layers for Technical, Business and Executive Management showing environment operational health based on Key Performance Indicators


Your Experience

  • 12+ years of experience managing a large IT infrastructure platform architecture and deployment
  • 5+ years PKI infrastructure experience with a strong understanding of PKI
  • Minimum 5 years of Linux hands-on experience in managing and supporting Linux server infrastructure in Ubuntu/CentOS/RHEL
  • Experience and understanding of installation and management of OCSP and HSM solutions
  • Design and performance optimization for infrastructure and API in-depth knowledge of PKI elements
  • In-depth knowledge of Certificate Lifecycle Management
  • Must be able to collaborate between product management, engineering and IT teams on PKI roadmap
  • Experience in building Certificate Policy (CP) and Certificate Practice Statement (CPS)
  • Strong technical writing skills to support required documentation
  • Experience managing Infrastructure as Code using Ansible, Chef or similar configuration management tool and source code control systems such a GIT, SVN etc.
  • Experience with Thales HSM is preferred
  • Fluent in security & encryption terminology
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting of complex issues
  • Passion, drive, energy, a sense of humor and a great attitude

Additional Information

The Team

This is not a traditional IT department! We partner closely with our security, engineering and product teams, to secure our state of the art cyber security solutions

Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within Information Technology is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined with the brightest minds in technology, creating, building, and supporting tools that enable 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 technical gaps that inhibit productivity.

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.

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 $143,000/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.

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 475 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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