Palo Alto Networks Senior Technical Program Manager (Network Security) in Santa Clara, California


Palo Alto Networks is looking for an experienced Engineering Operations Analyst to join the team. Are you someone with strong critical thinking and analytical skills, who is a self-starter, a great communicator, has a demonstrated ability to build relationships and consensus at all levels of an organization, and is passionate about motivating change in a dynamic fast-paced environment?

In this role, you will be expected to be versed in the technical domains and be able to engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative products that will secure our digital life.

What are you trusted with?

  • Working with key partners in product management, engineering and multi-functional teams to define strategy and requirements

  • Leading multi-functional development on new technology from design through delivery

  • Working with onsite and remote teams to deliver supporting software and services in sync with launch timelines

  • Communicating regularly with senior management on status, risks and change control

  • Responsible for driving a wide range of development & infrastructure work-streams as part of any given technical initiative. Ability to work closely with Technical Architects/Technical leaders to understand deep technical topics and drive issues to closure

Do you have these qualifications?

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical discipline

  • Customer focus! Our goal is to release quality products.

  • Deep intimate understanding of software development lifecycles for on prem products as well as cloud products

  • Experience working with engineering teams on defining projects, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule and deploy new features sets

  • Applicable experience in project management, project planning and coordinating/driving release schedules/deliverables

  • Executive presentation skills and demonstrated experience in running program meetings

  • Comfortable hosting senior level leaders (SVP/VP) and providing status/program updates

  • Expert experience with JIRA, Confluence and other Atlassian products

  • Strong prioritization skills and the capacity to handle multiple job duties in a fast-paced environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Strategic Thought Leadership coupled with effective problem analysis and solution oriented attitude

  • The knowledge to recognize process related issues within an organization and the ability to identify and track inter-dependencies

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in addition to the skills to effectively and appropriately communicate throughout different levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations

  • Good working knowledge of productivity tools such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Project, SmartSheet, Box, Slack.

  • Strong situational analysis and decision-making abilities

  • Knowledge of firewall and microservices architecture

  • Experience building dashboards that are consumed by all levels of the organization from executive level down to the engineer level

Palo Alto Networks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

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