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Palo Alto Networks Global Solution Architect - 4G/5G Mobility Security (Remote) in Overland Park, Kansas

At Palo Alto Networks everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we are looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

The Professional Services Global Solution Architect for 4G/5G Mobility Security provides a mix of customer facing architecture, design, and strategic deployment activities as well as internal solution development, enablement, and knowledge organization around securing 4G/5G Mobility networks.

You are a 4G/5G Mobility SME having security at heart and know how to translate Service Provider core Mobility network requirements into Palo Alto Networks solutions to drive the development and the first deployments of new solutions.

For our internal/external Professional Services resources and clients, you will provide guidance to integrate and deploy our security solutions into Service Provider 4G/5G Mobility environments. Our strategy focuses on both protection of the 4G/5G network as well as protection of Service Provider customers like large enterprises or even consumers. You interact with cloud architects from Service Providers and Enterprise customers, to build a strong 5G and MEC security posture using Palo Alto Networks Products like VM/CN series.

You’ll act as the technical partner for our internal Professional Services team as well as external delivery partners and customers providing strategic guidance around complex systems from design to operations. Interacting directly with the Professional Services resources, Sales teams, and clients you’ll provide guidance and suggestions to better serve their success and derive value from their investment in Palo Alto Networks products and capabilities. Your thorough understanding of 4G/5G Mobility, CNF/VNF, and 3GPP concepts and technologies coupled with our product integrations contributes to the development of new principles, services and concepts – providing detailed analysis around what’s working, what’s not, and what could be better for feedback to the Product team.

The Global Solution Architect is responsible for curating the knowledge and re-usable Intellectual Property across the worldwide Professional Services internal and partner community. This is a highly technical role and will be required to develop and maintain an expertise on the Palo Alto Network products and capabilities as they relate to Service Provider Mobility environments. The position also requires leadership skills like communication, creativity, and inspiring commitment.

Your Impact

  • Optimize the integration of the Palo Alto Networks Platform in 4G/5G Mobility core networks, by identifying customers and market requirements, develop innovative technical solutions, and streamline those solutions for broader consumption from the entire PS organization, as well as our partners.

  • Support pre-sales, demonstrating our ability to excel in the delivery of 4G/5G Mobility Projects and assist in scoping customer PS opportunities

  • Engage with the Professional Services delivery team and customers in strategic engagements with a focus on new service validation

  • Build and maintain lab capabilities and demonstrate the value proposition of the proposed solution

  • Be the SME of Palo Alto Networks platform deployment in 4G/5G Mobility networks

  • Interact with Consulting Engineers on recommended architectures and deployment options

  • Collaborate with Product Management and Engineering teams on new feature releases and provide feedback on current feature capabilities based on field experience/input

  • Create and maintain enablement framework to grow expertise in 4G/5G Mobility design and deployment services

  • Follow, capture and communicate on global team innovation

  • Lead the build-out and maintenance of a library of 4G/5G Mobility Intellectual Property including methodologies, best practices and templates with other PS field experts

  • Monitor utilization and effectiveness of those Intellectual Properties artifacts on a global scale

  • Oversee key 4G/5G Mobility projects to ensure successful completion and share lessons learned

  • Share knowledge with Partners and build mutually beneficial relationships

  • Regular contribution and presentation in Practice and other team meetings

  • Develop and coach appropriate practice specialists and practice team members

  • Develop and lead Internal and Partner facing workshops

  • BS in Computer Science, MIS, business, or equivalent education/training/experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to technical and business audiences

  • Leadership skills, being able to generate enthusiasm and commitment

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with 4G/5G ETSI VNF/CNF OpenStack based architecture and deployment

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in operational support of commercial 4G/5G environments, e.g. in a Mobile Network Provider

  • Minimum 12 years of Networking experience

  • Excellent understanding of 4G/5G/3GPP/VNF/CNF technical specifications, protocols, networking and applications

  • Strong hands on experience in deployment and configuration of Kubernetes, Docker and Openstack in support of CNF/VNF applications and supporting networking

  • Familiarity with GSMA documents (deployment guides, recommendations)

  • Ability to effectively juggle and manage many different tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to lead a team on specific internal/customer facing projects

  • Ability to provide complex solutions in customer environments and execute/document said solutions by self or as a team leader

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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.