Sr Data Center Engineer

Palo Alto Networks   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Technology


Not Specified years

Posted 187 days ago

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Palo Alto Network’s Threat Intelligence and Security Cloud is a series of SaaS applications deployed and maintained in multiple data centers across the globe as well as the public cloud. As Manager, Data Center Operations you will be responsible for the entire PAN’s global data center deployments serving our SaaS products. You will ensure that the infrastructure is always running and available for the company’s SaaS offerings, and you plan for capacity expansion to be ahead of the curve for growth. You will work with the DevOps Automation team to make sure that this infrastructure is being optimally used by all applications, and is properly managed.


  • You’ll oversee, provisioning, break-fix, and retirement of servers and network gear
  • You will be responsible for developing data center operational processes and policies suitable for large-scale and high-density deployments
  • Be a subject matter expert on everything data center related – Audits / Physical build/troubleshooting / best practices
  • Must have a solid understanding of Power/Cooling/Low Voltage design in the data center
  • Identify hardware issues, work with vendors to resolve them
  • Responsible for SLAs for projects, HW repairs, installations for the team (Unix/Linux skills)


  • Hands on experience in deploying and managing medium-large colocations for infrastructure in multiple data centers
  • Experience with budget and hardware procurement
  • Experience with SaaS operations, support operations, new service rollouts
  • Experience working across multiple teams (technical, finance, procurements, etc)
  • Organized, strong verbal, written and analytical skills focused on building, improving, resolving and delivering. Good communicator in and across teams, taking lead and ownership
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision