Director of Engineering - Front End (Product Strategy & Operations)
- Santa Clara, CA
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.
Palo Alto Networks is building a world-class team and our fast growth means we are continuing to look for top-notch professionals to expand the team. As a Director of Engineering in the Product Strategy & Operations team, you will lead the development efforts on the new Design System site and UI Component library in close collaboration with the Design team. You will work with all the Product Design, Product Management and Engineering teams across Palo Alto Networks to align everybody in a common design and UI technology direction. You will play a key role in driving design discussions and decisions and building a common UI Component Library that works for all Products. Our challenges are exciting and your impact is boundless. We provide a supportive environment that fosters collaboration between teams and team members, where learning and professional growth is considered a key part of your success, and of ours.
We are looking for a Director of Engineering who is passionate about building amazing front-end experiences and building products that are simple, easy to use and delightful. Should be experienced in building UI component libraries in React and Angular and well-versed in latest trends and technologies. You will build and lead the UI Engineering team and also hand-on contribute to each facet of the design and development process. You need to be a great creator, collaborator, communicator, and coach/partner for the design team.
Own the efficiency, growth, and delivery of a UI Eng team, making sure the team is as productive as possible to complete short term and long term objectives.
Build a new common UX design system and UI Component library in collaboration with design teams ensuring consistency and coherence across all products
Drive strategy & process to ensure the components works in different product environments
Demonstrate a deep knowledge of best practices and industry trends, while identifying unique, forward-thinking, and innovative opportunities.
Participate in recruiting, interviewing, on-boarding and development of a high performing and creative engineering team.
Engage and collaborate with key Product Management and Engineering stakeholders to execute vision across the product organization.
Communicate, defend, and build consensus around common components and patterns.
Ensure UI Component library follows accessibility and inclusivity standards defined by WCAG, ADA, and MAS.
Strive to inspire the team and elevate the brand, creatively and consistently.
You are very hands-on and can manage a small team of nimble developers
You enjoy collaborating with designers to build design systems and pattern libraries
You don't leave security and accessibility considerations until the last minute
You have a plan for browser support, integration testing, and performance budgets
You code with multiple target form factors in mind
You do the right thing even when it’s hard and treat challenges as a chance to learn
You share your honest opinions so the team can improve
You can effectively collaborate with co-workers across multiple sites and time zones
You have excellent communication and presentation skills
You have manager, senior manager or director level experience
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.
This team provides the behind-the-scenes support for our products by being a source of information for our Systems Engineers, staying on top of the environment we sell in and helping to implement technical solutions based on our clients' feedback and needs. As threats and technology evolve, we stay ahead to accomplish our mission.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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