Senior Technical Program Manager (Information Security)
- Santa Clara, CA
At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age. It’s inspired by our vision: a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t simple statements. They won’t be easy either – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the nature of cybersecurity as we are.
Our Information Security team is looking for an experienced program manager to drive the organization and execution of information security initiatives. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment where energy, drive, and a collaborative approach are key to success.
Provide program management leadership for enterprise deployment of Information Security and Product Security programs and projects
Lead planning, execution, and delivery of large cross-functional initiatives
Manage and maintain team backlogs and drive effective prioritization
Be the expert on release life cycle processes and champion process best practices, metrics and high quality standards with your delivery team
Work with Product and Engineering stakeholders to identify & manage program/project dependencies & come up with an execution plan
Provide clear, concise, transparent, and insightful status reporting to the team, executives, and a diverse set of stakeholders
Lead efforts to resolve key project conflicts and establish appropriate resolution paths
Create a collaborative work environment that fosters autonomy, transparency, mastery, innovation and learning
Understand the systems in their program space, the limitations, scaling factors, boundary conditions, and reasons behind architectural decisions.
A minimum of 7 years relevant experience in an enterprise IT, product security or information security environment with an emphasis on program management and development.
Strong technical acumen and ability to actively participate and contribute to technical design discussions, preferably in the Security Domain.
Experience with agile/iterative development and program management methodologies.
Experienced in driving large cross-functional programs and projects.
Excellent communication, organization, and influence skills.
Ability to resolve conflicts and drive issues to resolution and escalate when necessary.
Understands and thrives in a dynamic environment; remains flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty.
An expert in communicating and collaborating with cross-functional team members to achieve goals; contributes positively to the team and organization.
Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities.
Proficient with applications, tools, and methodologies used to organize, manage, report progress, and deliver programs and projects.
Self-starter who enjoys problem-solving with little direct supervision. Ability to learn quickly and just in time.
Think about it, security for an information security company. Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within the Information Security team is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined with the brightest minds in technology, 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 security gaps that inhibit our privacy.
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. To learn more about our culture and dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our careers page.
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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