Global Financial Services Industry Architect (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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NOTE: This position can and will be based in anywhere in the continental United States or Canada.

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

As a Global Financial Services Industry (FSI) Architect you will be responsible for Palo Alto Networks security reference architectures and critical use cases supporting our Financial Services (Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance, Fintech) customers across our product and services portfolio today and in the future. You will be required to engage with key internal and external stakeholders, gathering business and technical requirements, documenting use cases and scenarios and creating reference architecture guides for our FSI customer teams and partners. A key goal is to build and provide Industry-specific architectural guidance for Palo Alto’s FSI Customers by supporting our internal Systems Engineers, Account Managers, Partners in evaluating, designing or proposing security solutions.

This Global FSI Architect role is focused on key Industry Use Cases and Reference Architectures integrating Palo Alto Networks products and solutions in the financial services sector. It will require a candidate with a broad understanding of the security architectures, practices and a proven ability to be creative during problem discovery to enable Palo Alto Networks to deliver on Industry-focused approaches to solving critical security use cases.

Your Impact

  • Working with Product Management (PM), Sales, and Marketing, owning the creation of cybersecurity Reference Architectures that describe how the Palo Alto Networks products work together to solve Financial Services customer business problems. 

  • Create cybersecurity content and assets that helps Sales and partners effectively position and sell use-case based solutions with an architectural approach for financial institutions

  • Work with Product Management and Systems Engineering (SE) organizations to understand and apply product and technology roadmaps to bring business value to customers through tailored use cases and architecture development.

  • Build and maintain a library of financial services use cases as a resource for customers and prospects

  • Provide education and knowledge transfer to the sales engineers via internal presentations and workshops.

  • Collaborate with PM and Marketing teams to define customer requirements for network infrastructure and multi-cloud security architectures. 

  • Educate and advise customers on best practices for security architectures at financial institutions

  • Perform other related duties and projects as needed to grow mindshare in the FSI


Your experience 

  • 7-10+ years of experience designing, architecting, implementing, and troubleshooting security/network solutions in the Financial Services Industry (FSI).

  • Experience authoring technical architectures and supporting documentation is required.

  • Experience with the major cloud service providers platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM) and from a multi-cloud Security Architecture perspective.

  • Hands on experience building lab / test environments and troubleshooting network infrastructure and security products and solutions in different IT environments.

  • Demonstrable experience with designing solutions with emerging technologies across Infrastructure, Code (DevSecOps), Cloud and Security. 

  • Knowledge and experience with Palo Alto Networks and/or competitive solutions across Network Security, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Zero Trust, Cloud Native Application Protection, Endpoint and Security Operations is a plus.

  • The ability to quickly learn, adapt and apply the learning to produce deliverables is critical.

  • Be able to translate technology into business benefits that resonate with customers.

  • Experience with the Financial Services Industry is critical for this role.

  • Be a good storyteller and communicator. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

Additional Information

Our Team

Our Financial Services Industry Solutions team presents an opportunity like no other industry: high impact work and the chance to change the future of digital security. This team provides industry assets and consulting to our global Sales teams and Ecosystems partners across the financial services sector, and engages with customers to understand their challenges and discuss solutions utilizing the Palo Alto Networks portfolio to realize business benefits. As part of Industry Solutions at Palo Alto Networks means you will be in the midst of the key changes impacting the industry, helping our internal teams, customers, and partners address the ever-changing cybersecurity threat landscape.

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're 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. We intend to offer a starting salary (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) between $200,000 - $250,000/yr. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.” The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee 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 453 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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