Director of Product Management (Web and DNS Security)

Product Management Santa Clara, California


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.

Your Career

The Web and DNS Security product group seeks a senior product leader to own our strategy and product offerings that help secure web access and DNS service for our enterprise customers.  This individual will be responsible for understanding market trends and customer needs at both a market and technical level in order to define informed and successful product strategies across our web security and DNS security product offerings.  This leader will frequently engage cross-functionally with sales, sales enablement, product marketing, and with strategic customers to understand customer security challenges and the competitive landscape in order to build and execute a product strategy that displaces the competition and defeats cyberattacks against our customers.

Your Impact:

  • Deep expertise in the web security and DNS security market – understanding of the history, the technologies, and the direction of the market and the ability to proactively steer our product roadmap accordingly.
  • Customer experience expertise – constantly engaged with a variety of customer personas, understand deployment trends and operational patterns, understand pain points in existing solutions, and see product features through customer eyes.
  • Act as a key interface between our field and engineering.  Help the field and customers understand our value, competitive differentiation, and best practices for implementing our product.  Help with competitive escalations, talking with demanding customers, and communicating our roadmap internally and externally.
  • A passion for building differentiated products with great user experiences- identify patterns in customer and market needs, synthesize and genericize feedback and requests, track them systematically, and deliver clear, thoughtful, and well defined product strategy
  • Be a great team member – an excellent communicator, an organizer of teams, someone who solicits feedback from others, is welcoming of better ideas, is a decisive decision maker, and thinks “we and us” instead of “you and I”.

Your Experience:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Other engineering/technical degree
  • 7+ years of experience in highly technical roles in product management, development, or enterprise services, at large organizations or innovative startups
  • Direct experience in web and/or DNS security, such as web proxies, secure web gateways (SWG), URL filtering products, DNS security products, or similar technology
  • Basic knowledge of techniques for detecting and preventing malware, malicious javascript, credential phishing, and DNS security topics (e.g. DNS tunneling, DNS hijacking, domain squatting)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent people skills, team mentality
  • Demonstrable track record of success

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 implement 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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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