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Staff Windows Systems Engineer (IT Infrastructure)

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Palo Alto Networks Inc. Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 5 months ago


Palo Alto Networks is a revolutionary and dynamic company creating next generation enterprise security products. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual who wants to contribute and make a difference, this job is for you!

We are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

Our Security Operating Platform is built for automation. It is easy to operate, with capabilities that work together, so customers can prevent successful cyberattacks. They can use analytics to automate routine tasks, so they can focus on what matters. We are known for continuously delivering innovations; and with Application Framework, we extend that to an open ecosystem of developers that benefit from our customers' existing investment in data, sensors, and enforcement points.


Palo Alto Networks is looking for a talented full stack infrastructure engineer with a mix of software and systems knowledge who will be responsible for overall supportability and maintainability of critical IT Infrastructure and applications. As a member of a senior technical staff consisting of experts in many adjacent areas (Windows, Linux, VMWare, SQL, Storage), you will be part of next generation IT Infrastructure team working on business-critical IT initiatives.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about an operations role that involves deep knowledge of both the application and the product, and he/she will 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.


  • Support systems infrastructure, hardware, and software, including: analysis, planning, design, development, implementation, provisioning, upgrade and day-to-day operations.

  • Create best practices and take charge of build decisions, infrastructure and systems software design on larger, more complex systems to achieve strategic objectives.

  • Execute Detail Design tasks, create associated deliverables and advise on right-sizing decisions for infrastructure, software solutions, and services.

  • Automate monitoring and other workflow processes to increase efficiencies for projects and operations.

  • Deliver complex projects or phases of significant projects by being the main technical owner and by coordinating the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.

  • Performs repairs, maintenance and upgrades of existing systems using solutions in accordance with standard operating procedures. Investigates and resolves matters of significance.

  • Provide L3 ( Highest level ) of technical support by handling systems-related issues.

  • Manage and support Active Directory (Directory Services, DFS, DNS, GPO)

  • Be the subject matter expert for VMWARE ESX, Horizon, Microsoft 2008/2012, Clustering and other related technologies


  • Advanced level of Windows system experience on mission-critical, enterprise level in a complex, highly virtualized enterprise environment. Experience with Linux will be a plus.

  • Extensive knowledge (7years experience) of implementing and supporting Microsoft Windows technologies (2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2 Server Operating Systems).

  • Expert knowledge of development and implementation of GPOs, Server hardening and Microsoft Clustering technologies

  • Expertise in implementing and deploying VMWARE ESXi, VMWare Virtual Center, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Horizon ) .

  • Experience working with cloud environments such as Amazon AWS, Azure, O365 etc

  • Experience in working with various block/file storage arrays and iSCSI-based Storage Area Networks (Fabric Management)

  • Familiarity with Splunk would be a plus

  • Must have a passion for automation, Experience with Powershell, Ansible or similar configuration management tool to manage infrastructure as code

  • Experience with automated monitoring systems and technologies, with practical knowledge of MS SCOM, and SCCM, and automated patching procedures

  • Understanding of Network, Firewalls, load balancers, and complex network designs

  • Passion, drive, energy, a sense of humor and a great attitude!

Formal Education

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Technology or the equivalent combination of work experience required

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Staff Windows Systems Engineer (IT Infrastructure)

Expired Job

Palo Alto Networks Inc.