Business Operations Manager

  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Product Management

Company Description

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Job Description

Your Career

This position will report to the Director, Business Operation, and Chief of Staff - Cloud-Delivered Security Services at Palo Alto Networks.  You will support the product management team, while also partnering with engineering teams and cross-functional organizations.  This unique role will interlock with multiple parts of the business including engineering, sales, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, channels, and many parts of the company. 


Your Impact

  • Newly designed role to drive strategic initiatives span across functional teams, build alignment and operational rigor across the entire organization, and deliver outstanding products to our customers.

  • Support strategic planning and monitoring on product development and operating parameters such as headcount and spend.  

  • Drive/support cross-functional interlock and Steering Committee, QBR, and Partner Executive Reviews.

  • Collaborate with product management, engineering teams, and cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and common execution to priorities and strategy.  Tracks progress of deliverables results against the technology transformation road map for the enterprise

Your Experience

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related field is desired.

  • 5+ years of experience, preferably in product management or engineering organization, in designing and establishing processes to build strength and improve rigor in execution, quality, and organizational health.

  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to collaborate across teams and levels.

  • Capable of strong individual contribution and influence across non-direct reporting teams

  • Proven track record in project and business management with outstanding attention to detail

  • Ability to excel in ambiguity and demonstrate solid judgment and rigor in a fast-paced environment.

Additional Information

The Team

To stay ahead of the curve, it’s critical to know where the curve is, and how to anticipate the changes we’re facing. For the fastest growing cybersecurity company, the curve is the evolution of cyberattacks, and the products and services that proactively address them. Our Product Management Team helps us do just that. 

Our organization and employees are committed to changing as rapidly as our industry’s threats do, and to do that, we need creative product teams to address emerging cyber threats. They provide the behind-the-scenes support for our products by being a source of information on our products for our systems engineers, staying on top of the environment we sell in, and helping implementing product wide technical solutions based on our client’s feedback and needs. As threats and technology evolve, we stay ahead to accomplish our mission.

Our Commitment 

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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.  

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 [email protected].

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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