Cyber Data Analyst, Cortex Xpanse - West Coast

Location: San Francisco, CA 94102

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Company Description

Recruiter: Brandon Mimes

Hiring Manager: Michael F D Anaya

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.

As part of the Cortex organization, Expanse protects the world’s most important organizations by discovering risks on the Internet no one else can find. Expanse helps the world’s largest enterprises discover their attack surface and mitigate cyber risks. Our transformative technology is redefining the way that Fortune 500s view, measure, and invest in Internet safety.

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

As a Data Analyst on the Attack Surface Analysis team at Expanse, you will use internal engineering tools to analyze data and deliver technical assessments of organizational cyber security for external clients and sales support. You will be a passionate and skilled ‘data diver’ who uses multiple tools and information sources to find unknown vulnerabilities across the global internet.

This position is located in San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; or other remote locations in the PST region.

Your Impact

  • Support pre and post sales by mapping out new networks
  • Partner with existing client engagements by answering technical questions and using internal engineering tools
  • Drive data analysis by rapidly prototyping new tools
  • Use internal engineering software to support pitch deck creation
  • Support sales team with technical assessments of network security for target customers
  • Write scripts to explore new use cases and satisfy customer requests


Your Experience

  • Must be fluent with speaking/reading/writing/understanding English
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, or other technical disciplines
  • 3-5 years of working experience
  • Experience with data analysis, statistics, and data visualization
  • Exposure to a scripting language (Python and SQL preferred)
  • Conceptual understanding of technical topics (e.g. mathematical concepts)
  • Results-driven and successful in a fast-paced environment
  • Bonus: experience in cybersecurity or related industry

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.

Salary disclosure required by sb19-085 for positions located in the state of Colorado: If hired in Colorado, this position starts at a salary of $74,500/yr. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary. Restricted stock units and bonus pay may also be offered as part of this compensation package, as well as benefits that include: flexible paid time off, employee stock purchase program, medical, dental, vision, 401K, life, and disability insurance. Additional information about benefits may be found here.

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