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Director, Product Management - NPI


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. 

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. 

We’re changing the nature of work. Palo Alto Networks is evolving to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks.  And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.


Palo Alto Networks IT is building a world class IT product management team and continues to look for top-notch IT product managers to expand the team. We are looking for an exceptional leader for introducing new products in our SASE Speedboat. In this role, you will partner with various product, engineering and business stakeholders to introduce a portfolio of new products in the cloud-delivered Secure Access Service Edge market.

In addition to your thought leadership and creativity, you will partner closely with IT Software Engineers, Product Managers, Engineering, Legal, Finance, Revenue, Sales Operations, and Global Customer Support to ensure new offerings are robust and the experience for our customers and partners is seamless.  Having a software engineering background and experience supporting the business functions listed is critical for success in this challenging and rewarding role. The position will report to the Senior Director of NPI.  


  • Define vision and strategy for how modern cloud products should be commercialized, sold, licensed, and supported in the enterprise market.
  • Manage project portfolio associated with new product offerings effectively, manage feature prioritization and trade-off decision making in collaboration with Product Managers
  • Work with business stakeholders across the company to understand their business, operational and engineering requirements. Design and deliver innovative solutions to address those needs.
  • Partner with business, product management and engineering to define requirements, develop functional specifications, and estimate delivery timelines
  • Act as the product owner in an Agile/Scrum process and own writing of user stories, acceptance criteria, and sign off on feature completion
  • Effectively partner with business, engineering and IT teams to deliver on an aggressive agenda of programs for improving delivery execution
  • Manage business expectations, be proactive in planning for new offerings, and build excellent partnerships with various leaders within the company 
  • Mentor and grow junior product managers


  • Strong 15+ Yrs of experience working as a Product Owner in high tech company
  • Strong desire to take ownership of a set of new product offerings and develop capabilities to commercialize them
  • Drive to design something new, innovative, and disruptive
  • Understanding of the commercial and operational needs of Cloud product offerings
  • Strong experience working with business systems SFDC, SAP, quoting tools- Callidus, Steelbrick
  • Experience working with engineering and cross functional teams in a high technology company
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum teams as a Product Owner
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering or an equivalent combination of skills, training, and experience is required
  • Software development background is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superlative collaboration mindset – this is a highly cross-functional role
  • A do-what-it-takes attitude
  • Local in SF Bay area

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 .

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.

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