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Palo Alto Networks

Threat Hunter

3 days agoSydney, Australia

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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Job Description

Your Impact 

  • Help multinational organizations stay one step ahead of adversaries and cyber threats
  • Collaborate and guide our customers on the best ways to enhance their protection and readiness for future events
  • Improve Palo Alto Networks' solutions by identifying and analyzing new threats and tactics
  • Influence the industry by sharing knowledge and findings
  • Collaborate with multiple research and development groups
  • Contribute to making the world a safer and better place

Why choose us

  • Perform threat hunting activities on any data source every day
  • Deal with the latest cybersecurity research projects and attacks on a daily basis
  • Build hypotheses, execute manual hunting techniques, gather and analyze results, perform forensic activities, and deliver reports
  • Join a global team of experts who handle threats and adversaries on a global scale daily
  • Enhance your knowledge and experience in all domains of cybersecurity - Network, Endpoint, Cloud, IoT, Mobile devices, and 3rd-party vendor data sources
  • Develop, create, and execute new hunting hypothesis methodologies to uncover threats, understand their root causes, and attribute them
  • We believe in automation and scaling
  • Leverage big data to discover threats and multiple threat intelligence


Your Experience

  • Understanding the threat landscape, including attack tools, tactics, and techniques, as well as networking and security fundamentals
  • Experience investigating targeted, sophisticated, or hidden threats in both endpoints and networks
    • 3+ years of relevant experience with a proven track record in cybersecurity research, specializing in either APTs or cybercrime, but with the ability to address the broader threat landscape
    • Background in forensic analysis and incident response tools (both Dynamic and Static, such as IDA Pro, Ollydbg, and Wireshark) to identify threats and assess the extent and scope of compromises
    • Understanding of APT operations, including attack vectors, propagation, data exfiltration, lateral movement, persistence mechanisms, and more
    • Familiarity with organizational cybersecurity measures, including protective tools and remediation techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of advanced threat hunting methodologies and the ability to develop novel techniques
  • Experience in an Incident Response environment is a plus
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL is beneficial
  • Familiarity with reverse engineering is advantageous
  • Ability to simplify and clarify complex ideas
  • Experience in writing technical blog posts and analysis reports
  • Ability to analyze and understand the infrastructure of malicious campaigns
  • Self-starter who can work independently and adapt to changing priorities

Additional Information

The Team

We’re not your ordinary Threat Hunting team. We’re a diverse and global group of security professionals who deal with big data and challenge the status quo in order to always be one step ahead of adversaries and protect our customers from cyber threats.

Being a threat hunting as part of the team of the fastest-growing high-tech cybersecurity company is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined by the brightest minds in technology, and our global teams are on the front line of defense against cyberattacks.

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.

Client-provided location(s): Sydney NSW, Australia
Job ID: 01420de1-909b-4bc6-b5d4-fc64d6f7c473
Employment Type: Other

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