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Mid/Senior Palo Alto Security Engineer

30-32 USD per hour

Mid/Senior Palo Alto Security Engineer

Bilingual, 3+ years experience, Remote

About Us

NetMidas is a software development company based in Cali since 2007. We have produced websites and web applications for a broad range of clients, including large multinationals (including Apple), startups and international NGOs, as well as our own products. Now we are looking for a Security Engineer to work directly with an exciting US client.

Position summary

Our client is a large US company looking for a Firewall Security Engineer for a long term contract. As a Senior Security Engineer, you will work on the security team and have direct responsibility for managing Palo Alto's firewalls.


Must Haves:

At least three of the following Palo Alto skills:

  • Knowledge of Palo Alto Firewall solutions.
  • Proven experience implementing Prisma SD-WAN is required.
  • Required knowledge in Prisma Access.
  • Excellent hands-on experience and knowledge in implementing Cortex XDR Datasheet
  • Extensive experience working with Cortex XSOAR 
  • Required knowledge implementing Cortex Xpanse


  • Minimum of 3 years of enterprise experience identifying threats and developing appropriate protection measures.
  • Ability to communicate in English (minimum level B2)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related area of study or equivalent work experience in the information security field.
  • Extensive technical know-how of security network devices (switches, antivirus, firewalls, cryptography, SIEM) and any other security networking hardware or software tools.
  • Excellent hands-on experience and knowledge in implementing, configuring, integrating, and supporting network security with Palo Alto security solutions.

Your duties will be:

  • Administering, and configuring complex network services such as BGP, security policies and profiles, Host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS), and SSL Decryption on Palo Alto Network (PAN) appliances at an enterprise level.
  • System performance and troubleshooting Software upgrades and patches for emergency patches.
  • Creates and maintains information security alerts from cloud services, firewalls, IDS, OS, Anti-Virus, web application firewalls, and servers through the use of a SIEM and related tools to respond, triage, and resolve or escalate as needed.
  • Act as an escalation point for alerts generated by a SIEM and other related tools.
  • Perform systems and network analysis of intrusions to the network, servers, applications, operating systems, firewalls, proxies, and other infrastructure related devices.
  • Perform in-depth network security analysis and conduct preliminary incident response, event analysis and threat intelligence.
  • Perform vulnerability scanning of the environment and analyze the results to assess risk to the organization and prioritize remediation efforts.
  • Review security events that are detrimental to the overall security posture; analyze and detect sophisticated and nuanced attacks, discern false positives and provide results to management.
  • Review system changes for security implications and recommend improvements.
  • Analyze data and prepare reports that document vulnerabilities from network based attacks and recommend actions to prevent, repair or mitigate these vulnerabilities.
  • Maintain or assist in the maintenance of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all data in physical and/or electronic format.

Compensation, Contract, Terms

  • 30-32 USD per hour.
  • Contract: Freelance (prestación de servicios) with our company in US.
  • Full time.
  • Start date: August 2023.

Application process

  • Send your CV to with the subject ‘Palo Alto Security Engineer’, together with a short text that explains your work history, capabilities and interests.
  • Then you will be invited to take a technical test and a series of interviews and evaluations.
  • The interview process will complete within 10 days of our first conversation!

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