TSS Palo Alto Engineer

Clearance Level
Cyber Engineering
Remote, Based in the USA
Key Skills For Success

Palo Alto Cortex XSOAR

Palo Alto Firewalls

Palo Alto Networks Panorama

Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

SIEM Tools

REQ#: RQ143006
Public Trust: BI Full 6C (T4)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to manage the network that makes mission success possible. Make an impact by using your skills to deliver “One GDIT Network” for our clients.

Job Description

Own your career as a Palo Alto Engineer at GDIT. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to build strong lines of cyber defense using cutting-edge technologies. Your work in cyber security at GDIT will have an impact on securing our clients’ missions and ensuring we anticipate the threats of tomorrow.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Palo Alto Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Cyber Engineer Senior joining our team to perform engineering and management of Palo Alto Firewalls/Cortex XSOAR/SASE Solutions/Panorama Firewall Management, and CSOC tools.


  • Engineer, maintain, and analyze security applications such as Palo Altos Firewalls/XSOAR/SASE/Panorama (Primary) and secondary duties supporting CSOC Tools such as Tenable, McAfee, Splunk as needed.
  • Evaluates, tests, recommends, coordinates, monitors and maintains cybersecurity policies, procedures and systems, including infrastructure and access management for cybersecurity hardware, firmware and software
  • Ensures that cybersecurity plans, controls, processes, standards, policies and procedures are aligned with cybersecurity standards
  • Identifies security risks and exposures, determines the causes of security violations and suggests procedures to halt future incidents and improve security.
  • Develops techniques and procedures for conducting cybersecurity risk assessments and compliance audits, the evaluation and testing of hardware, firmware and software for possible impact on system security, and the investigation and resolution of security incidents such as intrusion, frauds, attacks or leaks.
  • Carries out triage on security events, coordinates incidents with Incident Management Team, IT operations, network engineering, and application teams
  • Diagnoses, identifies, isolates, and analyzes problems utilizing historical database records.
  • Participates in the security engineering, validation testing of system configuration/hardening, and assessment of classified information systems (IS).
  • Supports security posture assessments.
  • Maintains awareness of cyber trends, threats, and vulnerabilities.
  • Develops, integrates and maintains security toolsets.
  • Alerts management to recurring problems and patterns of problems.


  • Education: BA/BS and 2 years’ of relevant experience or equivalent years of experience
  • Required Technical Skills: Palo Alto experience, Threat Hunting/Analysis experience using various security tools, and Palo Alto XSOAR/SASE/Panorama. Must hold Security+ certification or equivalent.
  • Security Clearance Level: Public Trust of ability to obtain
  • Preferred Skills: Ticketing and reporting experience. Linux and Windows experience. Experience with security tools or similar such as Splunk, McAfee, RSA Netwitness, and Tenable.
  • Location: Remote


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home  
  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


Work Requirements
Years of Experience

2 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


CompTIA - Security+ CE - CompTIA

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $72,000 - $108,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.