Director of IT Product Management (Channels and Renewals)

Information Technology 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

Palo Alto Networks IT is building a world-class IT product management team and continues to look for top-notch IT product managers to expand the team.

Your Impact

  • Partner with the business stakeholders across Sales and Channels to drive and influence strategic transformation and translate those to actionable delivery
  • Be comfortable operating in a matrixed structure, directly managing scrum masters and ensuring delivery of the initiatives through a matrixed engineering team.
  • Market and business analysis, requirements development, business case, and product roadmap development
  • Effectively partner with business and IT teams to deliver on an aggressive agenda of projects for improving Channels and transform our renewals business globally
  • Manage project portfolio associated with Customer Experience IT development effectively, manage feature prioritization and trade-off decision making
  • Act as the product owner in an Agile/Scrum process and own writing of user stories, acceptance criteria, and sign off on feature completion
  • Manage business expectations, being proactive in planning for fiscal quarters and annual planning, and building excellent partnerships with various leaders within the company
  • Stay in touch with the industry advancements, technology advancements and use that to influence business strategic thinking 
  • Apply consumer-product mindset to enterprise-level complexity to produce elegant product solutions
  • Strong desire to take ownership of IT portfolio and drive a product roadmap
  • Drive to design something new, innovative, and disruptive

Your Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering or an equivalent combination of skills, training, and experience is required
  • At least 5-8 years of product management experience with at least three years managing teams especially compromising of business analysts/product managers
  • Strong domain expertise working with teams across organizations with a stellar track record of success
  • Proven experience translating desired customer experiences into clearly defined product requirements
  • Strong understanding and experience with Agile/Scrum teams as a Product Owner
  • Understanding of the fundamental concepts of machine learning
  • Strong market analytic/quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of basic human-centered design philosophy and practice
  • Strong understanding of the day to day needs of support organizations and their tooling (SFDC and Custom Applications.)

The Team

Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within Information Technology is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined with the brightest minds in technology, creating, building, and supporting tools and that enable our global teams on the front line of defense against cyberattacks.

We’re joined by one mission – but driven by the impact of that mission and what it means to protect our way of life in the digital age. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team that feels excitement at the prospect of a challenge and feels a thrill at resolving technical gaps that inhibit productivity.

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. 

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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.