Palo Alto Networks Head of SaaS Security Engineering in Santa Clara, California

Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history. We foster a culture of innovation, authenticity, and collaboration. This focus helps to advance our mission of protecting our way of life in the digital age. Our people make this possible. It’s in our everyday interactions, how we work together and treat each other, that sets Palo Alto Networks apart from other organizations. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!


The SaaS Security team is responsible for building our latest SaaS security products. Our fast-growing cloud service provides next-generation security for enterprise SaaS applications such as Box, Dropbox, GitHub, Google Apps, Slack, Salesforce and many more. Aperture enables organizations to store terabytes of sensitive data in these applications while preventing any security threats to their cloud. This role will also give you a unique opportunity to collaborate with many of our supported SaaS vendors and build skills to influence every aspect of delivering an enterprise-class cloud security service. 

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Palo Alto Networks is looking for a well-seasoned engineering leader to build and scale the complete engineering function for our Aperture SaaS security service. This is a unique opportunity to lead a strong team working on a fast-growing SaaS product and scale it to new heights. We are looking for someone with demonstrated experience growing and mentoring teams and has operated SaaS services at scale.


  • Lead a team of 40-60 engineers to build a highly functioning engineering organization

  • Be responsible for the end-to-end engineering experience - backend, frontend, dev-ops, and quality assurance

  • Drive a results-oriented culture with a strong focus on execution, quality, and speed

  • Drive technical vision and strategy for the product and team

  • Evangelize the vision internally and externally. Be able to represent the company, product, and team at all levels

  • Work closely with the product management organization to develop and deliver on roadmaps

  • Be a strong partner to product management and go to market teams

  • Recognize process and product gaps early and able to drive changes to achieve better outcomes

  • Strong executive presence and ability to champion ideas and initiatives

  • Be a strong mentor and coach to the team

  • Foster innovation in the organization


  • Experience building and leading large teams (30+) engineers

  • Experience overseeing all aspects of software development (development, dev-ops, QA)

  • Experience building high volume, high scale SaaS products

  • Strong experience with distributed system architecture

  • Track record of recruiting top talent to build and scale teams

  • Excellent presentation and organizational skills

  • Ability to weigh conflicting priorities and make quick decisions in a dynamic environment

  • Strong communicator. Ability to evangelize ideas at all levels

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to execute the vision

  • Has experience building security products and well versed with the security landscape


  • BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering, or equivalent experience


We are the global cybersecurity leader, known for always challenging the security status quo. Our mission is to protect our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. This has given us the privilege of safely enabling tens of thousands of organizations and their customers. Our pioneering Security Operating Platform emboldens their digital transformation with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in security, automation, and analytics. By delivering a true platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of change-makers like us, we provide highly effective and innovative cybersecurity across clouds, networks, and mobile devices.

Our Security Operating Platform is built for automation. It is easy to operate, with capabilities that work together, so customers can prevent successful cyberattacks. They can use analytics to automate routine tasks, so they can focus on what matters. We are known for continuously delivering innovations; and with Application Framework, we extend that to an open ecosystem of developers that benefit from our customers’ existing investment in data, sensors, and enforcement points.

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