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Director of Product Management (Strata Cloud Manager Platform)



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Job Description

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is building a world-class product management organization and continues to look for top-notch product management talent to expand the team. As the Director of Product Management for Strata Cloud Manager Platform you will be responsible for the foundational aspects of our platform including:

  • Visualization, Dashboard, Co-Pilot & Reporting
  • Strata Logging Service (Data Lake)
  • Licensing and Activation
  • Common & Shared Services

Our platforms represent the foundation of our network security and cloud offerings, providing you an opportunity to define the future of the network security industry by solving key problems for our customers and reestablishing what’s possible in this space.

To be successful in this position you must possess a combination of strong technical skills, analytical skills, as well as have a passion for driving enterprise networking & security while bridging customer business requirements with key market trends. You must be comfortable with frequent interaction with customers, prospects and industry analysts presenting our solution and explaining our security solution while understanding and articulating their requirements. You have a track record of success in leading focused, tightly-knit product teams, have delivered on product commitments in working closely with engineering leadership, and have successfully developed and articulated your vision, product strategy, and product plans to the company’s leadership.

Your Impact

  • Lead the Product Management team for Strata Cloud Manager Platform
  • Collaborate with PM leadership to develop your vision, product strategy, product roadmap and technology requirements as part of market and customer requirements
  • Work cross functionally with the NGFW, Cloud Delivered Shared Services and SASE teams to deliver on the vision of “platformization” strategy
  • Develop, manage & communicate product roadmap to customers, prospects and all key internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with engineering to solve problems and deliver high-quality products
  • Engage with the product marketing team and help them develop compelling messaging, impactful sales tools and marketing content to support sales and field marketing teams
  • Work with NPI, certification, professional services, support, education team and ensure your products get coverage by these cross-functional teams
  • Drive product pricing and go-to-market decisions


Your Experience

  • BS/MS or equivalent experience or equivalent military experience required
  • Strong desire to take ownership of the full product lifecycle
  • 8+ years in product management with at least 3 years in a lead/management role
  • Must have product management experience in two or more areas: enterprise, cloud, network security, platform
  • Very strong (written and verbal) communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills leading and contributing to cross-functional teams
  • Experience in fast-paced environments with overlapping projects/deliverables
  • Proven track record in leading focused product management teams
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills required

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 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 to 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.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected].

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.

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

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $202,400/yr to $327,350/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: Yes