Principal, Corporate Strategy

  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Corporate Business Strategy

Company Description

Our Mission

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.

Additionally, Palo Alto Networks is pioneering a new work model - FLEXWORK - that provides its more-than-8000 employees with flexible opportunities for work, learning, and benefits. Learn more here about who we are and how we are leading the next wave of change in cybersecurity and in the tech ecosystem. 

Job Description

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is scaling its world-class strategy organization and looking for its next senior leaders in the area of security services. Though our security services are successful both in the market as well as at preventing attackers, the landscape is continually changing and in need of innovation leadership. 

Palo Alto Networks’ Strategy function is a focused team that works on our most mission-critical business challenges to drive and support our industry-leading growth. 

As a Principal, Corporate Strategy, you will play a hands-on role that directly impacts the overall strategy and success of a world-leading cybersecurity business as it transitions into a multi-product and platform company (something no other cybersecurity company has done before at our scale). You’ll work directly with a world-class leadership team collaborating on complex business and technology problems that are top-of-mind for our executives. This is an opportunity to join the leader in cybersecurity and in turn, accelerate your career.

Your Impact

  • Structure and break down complex business problems, develop a hypothesis, drive analysis and deliver recommendations in a data-driven manner
  • Lead thoughtful and rigorous analysis across large data sets and synthesize insights and opportunities
  • Develop and present high-quality recommendation and deliverables (PPT, Word, etc.) for executive level consumption and contribute to associated strategy and execution discussions
  • Work collaboratively across a cross-functional set of stakeholders to gather the right information, pressure test your hypothesis, co-create deliverables, accelerate execution and unlock value


 Your Experience

  • 4-5 years relevant work experience with management consulting (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, etc.), private equity or top-tier tech strategy or “bizops” functions (Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc.)
  • Effective verbal and written communication ability and comfort with both business and technical discussions with senior audiences
  • Experience in building relationships and leading through influence
  • Experience managing projects and large-scale transformations
  • Great teammate, willing to passionately roll up their sleeves and work cross-functionally to get things done
  • Self-starter who thrives in fast-paced, high-growth environments with minimal supervision
  • Expertise in the cybersecurity industry and knowledge of the market is a plus but not required

Additional Information

The Team

Our Strategy team is a focused team that works on Palo Alto Networks’ most critical business challenges and on projects of all types, in teams ranging from 2-3 to dozens of people. We embrace diversity, we are result-oriented and fun-to work with. We are a group of highly skilled/motivated people who have worked previously at Google, Cisco, Mckinsey, BCG, Goldman Sachs, Samsung and other leading companies.  We are reliable with one-another, committed to one-another and willing to go the extra mile to help one-another. Come join us to make a difference!

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]

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