Palo Alto Networks Director of Technical Marketing Engineering (Public Cloud Security) in Santa Clara, California

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to THE best. In return, your career will have a tangible impact – one that's working toward technology that affects every level of society.

Our mission doesn’t happen by treading softly – no, it happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed – intentionally – to stay ahead of the world’s next cyberthreat.

Your Career

The Public Cloud Security team is responsible for building products that protect data, workloads and infrastructure for some of the largest enterprise customers in the world. We help the customers in their journey to the public cloud by ensuring they have the best in class protection. The public cloud market has been growing at a very rapid rate for the last few years. As more and more enterprises leverage public cloud, there is an insatiable demand for securing workloads in public cloud. With the recent acquisition of two leading companies in this space - RedLock and Evident.io, Palo Alto Networks is the market leader in this space. This group is part of our recent acquisition of RedLock and Evident.io. This is an opportunity to use both your technical expertise and your passion for delivering business value to be a part of an org taking on real problems for real businesses on the largest software development platform in the world.

Palo Alto Networks continues to build a world-class product organization and is looking to find a great Director of Technical Marketing. This person will report to the VP of Product Management for the Public Cloud Security team and be responsible for developing and executing Palo Alto Networks plan for outbound technical communication, including product best practices, competitive reviews, demo environments, and ownership of product betas. This is a critical role within the company and one where the right person can have significant impact.

Your Impact

  • Develop, constantly refine, and execute the technical marketing plan

  • Build, mentor, and lead the technical marketing team, developing individuals in all areas of responsibility

  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of effective technical tools, whitepapers, product demonstration environments, and other communications from the team

  • Oversee entire product beta activities, across all products and geographies

  • Be a key technical evangelist for Palo Alto Networks, speaking at seminars, customer briefings, and with other groups within the company

Your Preferred Experience

  • Advanced level of experience as a proven leader of a technical marketing team in enterprise product offerings

  • Drive to get things done, with strong initiative and sense of ownership

  • Experience with cloud & hybrid technologies such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and VMWare is highly desired.

  • Experience with network, endpoint security and machine learning is highly desired.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrable track record of success, both as an individual as well as developing a strong technical team

  • Must have BS in Computer Science or equivalent from a top school. MBA is desired but not required.

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 engineering team is at the core of our products – connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. They are constantly innovating – challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. These engineers aren’t shy about building products to solve problems no one has pursued before. They define the industry, instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of a challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

Our engineering team is provided with an unrivaled chance to create the products and practices that will support our company growth over the next decade, defining the cybersecurity industry as we know it. If you see the potential of how incredible people products can transform a business, this is the team for you. If you don’t wait for directions, instead, identifying new features and opportunities we have to just get better, this is your new career.

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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks at https://www.facebook.com/LifeatPaloAltoNetworks/ page and our diversity at https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/company/about-us/inclusion-diversity website.

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.

Additionally, 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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com .

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