Palo Alto Engineer

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A Palo Alto Engineer provides support, evaluation, and research to the deployed networks equipment’s processes and problems. The technician will assume responsibility as the SME of the Palo Alto Networks products, such as firewalls, IPS/IDS, and VPN, among others.

The engineer is responsible for deploying, designing, configuring, maintaining, and fixing most of the network security implementations of Palo Alto Networks. This individual must be ready to work flexible hours and be able to lift equipment of up to 60 pounds, besides moving, racking and installing them.
Engineers need to be excellent communicators and team players.  

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Palo Alto Engineer’s job description

Palo Alto Engineers install, configure, manage, and fix Palo Alto firewalls. They maintain and manage broader security systems, such as intrusion detection systems and firewalls. They maintain, monitor, and take care of existing configuration changes for Palo Alto Networks. The technicians are conversant with procedures, such as change management, automation, and revision control.

They aid in fixing network security issues of clients, suggest recommendations after researching best industry practices and create documents for its configuration and installation. Engineers are also responsible for installing and maintaining Palo Alto firewall technologies. Palo Alto Network Engineers must know MPLS, VRF, VPN, and network routing. They should possess expertise in TCP/IP. Engineers must have had experience in working with Internet technologies.

In addition, they must carry out security measures to eliminate data loss susceptibilities, minimize risk, and suggest system components and security changes when needed. They must undertake security audits, assess and detect security breaches in architecture, and suggest recommendations on IT security to management by identifying serious threats and susceptibilities.

Prospects for Palo Alto Engineers

Job opportunities for network engineers are expected to increase six percent in the ten-year period of 2016-2026, according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The government agency adds that demand for them will grow as enterprises are on an expansion spree of their information technology (IT) networks.

Educational qualifications and other requirements for Palo Alto Engineers

Palo Alto Engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field or an equivalent in training and reasonable experience. Certification in Palo Alto Networks Certified Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification is a big plus.

The salary for Palo Alto Engineers

The average salary of a Palo Alto Engineer is $89,179 per year in the United States, according to

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