Industrial Designer (Consumer Products)

Product Management Santa Clara, California


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, Impact, and Team

Our team designs and builds hardware devices, networking technologies, software, and services for delivering on customer needs and wants, innovating with opinion to anticipate customer requirements. Our designs are beautiful, customer appropriate, and functional.

As Industrial Designer, you merge right and left brains to deliver hardware products which are beautiful, functional, and customer appropriate for their use. You bring together customer and design insights, define product details as well as the whole product, and work with engineering and product to develop and build the product. You are able to gather and analyze large amounts of information efficiently and deliver compelling, insightful recommendations. You have skills and experience in defining, designing, and shipping sophisticated products in high volume, and you have a strong understanding of the disciplines which contribute to the product lifecycle.

The products you work on are new to Palo Alto Networks, so you are entrepreneurial and hands-on in your design approach while helping to craft a vision and participating in the cross-functional team to execute on that vision. You will help build the Design team to deliver on a 10-year mission, as this is a start-up area within Palo Alto Networks. 

You'll partner with Engineering and Product Management to assess the viability of new product features and iterate on solutions to optimize the customer deliverable. 

You will work with Marketing to align industrial design with brand and the key selling propositions and messaging for launch already during the design phase of products and then iterate through the product lifecycle.

You are the day-to-day industrial design voice of the program both with the cross-functional teams and with management.

You will develop and grow Design talent through effective mentoring, coaching, succession planning, and retention in a fast growth, highly competitive economic environment.

Your Experience

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Industrial Design (Preferred: MFA in Industrial Design)
  • 7 years of experience in Industrial Design defining design concepts and contributing to new products through material, shape, color, form, typography, lighting, environmental sustainability, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate at technical level with Product Management, Product Design/Mechanical Engineering, and User Experience Design, and Marketing throughout the product development process 
  • Experience working with external partners in design agencies, engineering, and supply-chain
  • Preferred: Packaging Design experience
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial approach to design, leading and ideating on products from scratch, and recruiting and developing design talent
  • Portfolio with at least 5 major projects which demonstrate industrial design experience

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge the status quo of cybersecurity. We can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, please 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