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Senior Manager, Test Engineering



Quality Assurance
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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

At Palo Alto Networks, we build the world’s most advanced cybersecurity platforms. The manufacturing operations team is responsible for the manufacturing capabilities to build our next-generation network firewalls.

As a Senior Test Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring quality of our delivered products through effective testing, driving development of advanced test platforms for network device manufacturing, implementation of test strategies in collaboration with our contract manufacturers and vendors.

You will work internally across different functional groups, from Supply Chain Operations to NPI Product Development. You are a technical leader in your field, with a deep understanding of electronics manufacturing of complex architectures of network devices and operations with contract manufacturers.

Your Impact

  • Drive delivery of efficient product testing strategies at CM, for HW product test including structural and functional aspects
  • Responsible for ensuring our products ship with the highest quality through extensive and complete testing
  • Spearhead DfT best practices, evaluate product designs for test coverage and serviceability
  • Development of high stress testing platforms, demonstrate understanding of bandwidth loading, environmental and electrical factors
  • Strong understanding of network protocols, eg switching and routing
  • Manage the development of test fixtures and hardware requirements
  • Drive CM performance through iterative yield analysis and isolation of key failure manufacturing defects
  • Lead failure analysis, drive root cause activities and implement effective fixes across manufacturing and repair facilities
  • Ensure scalable manufacturing/service test lines and smooth operation/high availability of test lines in manufacturing and repair


Your Experience

  • 10+ years of electronics manufacturing testing experience with a deep understanding of manufacturing test
  • Experience with electronics system design and DfT
  • Experience with ICT and advanced Boundary Scan IEEE1149 test development
  • Familiarity with scripting and programming languages, eg Python, Tcl/Tk, C/C++, Javascript, Labview, Python etc
  • Expertise with computer networks and protocols - TCP/IP switching and routing, GNU/Linux tools
  • Experience with vendor management, performance management and resource planning
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, and inclusive environment
  • Exceptional project management and cross-functional collaboration skills, with a track record of gaining buy-in for programs at all organizational levels
  • A passion for technology, with a keen strategic mind for manufacturing and operations
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and motivational skills, complemented by agility and adaptability in ambiguous situations
  • Detail-oriented with strong multitasking abilities, capable of managing multiple projects while ensuring high-quality outcomes

Additional Information

The Team

Our World-Wide Operations team is a team of professionals with extensive business and project management experience in the contract manufacturing industry. This team has a proven track record of success in all aspects of supply chain and project management. We’re dedicated to growing production, reducing operating costs, and improving product quality by utilizing World-class Manufacturing concepts to optimize supply chain processes and strategies.

Our manufacturing team leadership establishes clear objectives, defining and implementing profit improvement and profiling inventory management, valuation, and lead-time improvement programs. If you have a passion for extensive end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain with the knowledge and experience, we want you!

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers who 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 disabilities. 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/com-missioned roles) is expected to be between $170,900/yr to $276,450/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?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.