Palo Alto Networks Red Team Engineer (Information Security) in Santa Clara, California

Red Team Engineer (Information Security)

Information Technology

Santa Clara, California


Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!

We are looking for an experienced Red Team Engineer to plan and conduct red team exercises. We need a creative engineer with a penchant for critical analysis.


Our Information Security organization is seeking a Staff Red Team Engineer to join our Security Operations team. In this role, you will be responsible for red team exercise planning and execution. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment where energy, drive, and a collaborative approach are key to success. In this role, you will:

  • Design and execute red team scenarios to highlight gaps impacting enterprise security posture and readiness.

  • Deliver executive technical outbriefs to leadership across the organization.

  • Deliver detailed reports of technical findings to stakeholders and assist with the development of mitigation plans.

  • Assist with security investigations, root-cause analysis and corrective measures as required.

  • Plan and manage engagements to be executed by external partners.

  • Stay current on exploitation and post-exploitation techniques and incorporate them into the red team arsenal.

Key Qualifications:

  • 5 years’ experience in information security/penetration testing/product security roles

  • Must have the ability to perform targeted attacks with or without the use of automated tools.

  • Experience performing network penetration testing

  • Experience performing application security assessments

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives

  • Must be well organized and able to leverage best practices, able to thrive in fast-paced environment, and, most importantly, have the ability to approach problems with an innovative, can-do attitude

  • Public speaking and demonstrated thought leadership in the security space


  • Prefer degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience.

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