Senior Staff Research Analyst (Unit 42) - Remote

Chicago, IL, United States

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks enables your team to prevent successful cyberattacks with an automated approach that delivers consistent security across cloud, network and mobile.

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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.

We’re changing the nature of work. Palo Alto Networks is evolving 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.

Job Description

Your Career

We are seeking a driven problem solver to join our new, growing Security Analyst team at Unit 42. We are responsible for the internal security monitoring, threat hunting, and incident response for some of the largest networks in the world. As a Security Analyst, we will rely on you to detect and respond to cyber incidents facing customers’ internal business

The ideal candidate is a quick learner and good communicator who will analyze threat alerts that fire from our Cortex XSOAR. The candidate should be a creative thinker who takes pride in solving challenging security problems.

Your Impact

  • Work closely with Palo Alto Networks' largest customers to provide the best Managed Detection and Response (MDR) security service in market
  • Own an incident lifecycle from outbreak to full remediation as an integral part of a 24x7 follow-the-sun global SOC
  • Provide critical feedback to the different product, research and engineering teams to help improve the products for the entire Palo Alto Networks' customer base
  • Work closely with Security Research, Threat Intelligence and Threat Hunting teams to remediate and detect new emerging threats


Your Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in a multi tiered SOC/IR/MDR team
  • Experienced with Technologies such as EDR, SIEM, SOAR, FW
  • Deep understanding of attack trends and threat detection services
  • Familiarity with security best practices and common emerging security threats
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • These are a plus, but not required
    • Experience in Python programming
    • Experience with Malware Analysis
    • Experience with XSOAR or Cortex XDR

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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $104,500/yr to $169,050/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.

Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs

  • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
  • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
    • The job requires accessing a company worksite
    • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
    • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
  • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

Tags: Engineering Python Research Security

Perks/benefits: Career development Medical leave Salary bonus

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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