Staff IT Systems Engineer- Linux (REMOTE) @ Palo Alto Networks - Santa Clara, CA

Job Overview

4 months ago

Staff IT Systems Engineer- Linux (REMOTE)

Palo Alto Networks - Santa Clara, CA

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 Platform and Site Reliability Engineer for Cloud Operations and Linux who will be responsible for maintainability, build and configuration of our Linux platform using Infrastructure as Code. As senior technical staff, you will support Tier-3 engineering for Linux build and configuration automation. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with highly innovative technologies.

Your Impact

  • Implement and support the Linux infrastructure as code both on cloud and on-prem data centers
  • Provision, configure & support resilient hybrid cloud deployment architecture using the automation framework
  • Manage Linux infrastructure, CI/CD platform, work with other SREs in deploying and maintaining automation framework, capacity planning, create and review operational runbooks
  • Set up critical infrastructure, develop tools and framework to automate operational tasks, deployment of machines, services/apps
  • Manage scalability, capacity planning, redundancy, and resiliency
  • Maintain service availability and performance SLAs based on business and product requirements
  • Contribute to documentation related to design, deployment, validation and operations
  • Design proactive service monitoring, alerting and trend analysis of underlying infrastructure, and support the operations team in implementation
  • Initiate, lead scripting and automation to streamline system updates and upgrades


Your Experience

  • 8+ Years of system engineering experience on mission-critical, enterprise level systems
  • 8+ Years of Linux systems experience, ideally Ubuntu, SUSE and CentOS, Managing large scale complex applications
  • Demonstrated Linux/Systems experience in hybrid (cloud, on-prem) environment
  • Must have a strong foundation in Linux operating systems, Troubleshooting, Design and Implementation
  • Experience with Ansible, Chef or similar configuration management tool to manage infrastructure as code
  • Experience working with cloud environments, primarily Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience using Infrastructure-As-Code to build large scale environments
  • Experience with Linux vulnerability management process and patching
  • Must have programming knowledge in Python/Bash/Perl/Go languages to automate infrastructure workflow
  • Understanding of software development methodologies and practices, including agile development, continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Understanding of Network Firewalls, load balancers, and complex network designs
  • Experience in monitoring technologies like Datadog, Nagios, Graphite, Cacti, Grafana
  • Understanding Kubernetes, container lifecycle and troubleshooting
  • Hands-on knowledge of high-availability approaches such as load balancing, failover, clustering and disaster recovery
  • Passion, drive, energy, a sense of humor and a great attitude!

Additional Information

The Team

Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within Information Technology is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You’ll join the brightest minds in technology, creating, building, and supporting tools and enabling our global teams on the front line of defense against cyberattacks.

We’re connected 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 of people who feel excited by the prospect of a challenge and feel 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.

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 position can be remote, USA

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 $120,700/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.

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