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Public Cloud Architect

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

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

As a Palo Alto Networks AZURE Architect you will be responsible for building Palo Alto Networks AZURE Architectures through engaging with key stakeholders, gathering technical requirements, creating evaluation test plans, and documenting technical content. A key goal is to build architectural guidance which guides Palo Alto Networks Systems Engineers, Partners and Customers when they are designing security solutions.

This Architect position is focused on AZURE architectures and securing infrastructure and workloads. It will require a candidate with a broad understanding of public cloud security practices and a proven ability to be creative during the problem discovery and solving approach to enable Palo Alto to deliver on a solution development approach to solving security use cases.

Your Impact
Working with product management, sales, and marketing, own the creation of Reference Architectures that describe how the Palo Alto Networks products work together to solve customer business problems.
Work with Engineering to understand the product and technology roadmaps and how they will bring value to customers through use case development.
Build and maintain a use case validation lab for each architecture.
Create content that helps sales and partners effectively position and sell use-case based solutions with an architectural approach.
Leverage subject matter expertise to convey benefits and positions to sales engineers, marketing, and product development.
Provide education and knowledge transfer to the sales engineers through content development and internal presentations.
Collaborate with product marketing and product management teams to define customer requirements for the architecture.
Responsible for upholding Palo Alto Networks Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


Your experience
5+ years of experience designing, implementing, and troubleshooting public cloud and enterprise networking solutions.
3+ years of experience consulting in cloud security.
Experience authoring technical documentation.
Experience with cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, and GCP preferred.
Experience with deployment automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible and Azure ARM templates.
Experience with Azure AD, AKS, and Virtual WAN.
Hands on experience building lab test environments and troubleshooting public cloud infrastructure and security products.
Demonstrable experience with designing solutions with emerging technologies. The ability to quickly learn something new and apply to a solution is critical.
Be able to translate technology into business benefits that resonate with customers.
Be a good storyteller. The ability to communicate that story verbally and in writing.
Must be self-motivated.

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.

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

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.

Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Chicago , Public Cloud Architect, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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