Skip to main content
Sales – Intro@2X

Executive Assistant


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.

Your Career  

Palo Alto Networks is looking for an Executive Assistant who can provide high-level, comprehensive administrative support to the office of the CEO, reporting to the Senior EA.

This position is an onsite and in-office role at our Santa Clara HQ.  The role requires an EA who has a sense of urgency, ability to exercise good judgment in all situations, thrives in an innovative and fast paced company, works with a high sense of confidentiality, and who has experience supporting SVP level executives.

Your Impact

  • CEO in-office representative 
  • Create and submit expense reports for Sr. EA and CEO
  • Research Assistant (venues, travel logistics, and caterers) -Your enthusiasm and interest in arranging travel will make for an excellent experience for the executive
  • Welcome and escort the CEO’s guests
  • Ensure meetings start on time and audio/visual is set up in advance
  • Test audio/video conference systems daily
  • Assist with making reservations and appointments
  • Assist the Sr. EA with arranging travel, accommodations, and creating travel binders
  • Print materials for the CEO’s meetings and media appearances
  • Assist in organizing special events, holiday parties, and offsite engagements
  • Be responsive to emails/texts/phone calls, with contact outside normal business hours
  • Represent the company and the CEO in a positive light through great follow-through skills and sound judgment
  • Work closely with the Senior EA to learn from, grow, and ensure the success of the Office of the CEO

Your Experience  

  • 5+ years Executive Administrative Assistant experience ideally at the C-Level
  • Have exceptional attention to detail and commitment to faultless execution on tasks
  • Capacity to navigate, digest, and make decisions amidst uncertainty
  • Demonstrated experience working with GSuite, Adobe, Concur, Slack, and WhatsApp
  • Comfortable working across many different time zones 
  • Problem solving before asking for help and tackling issues that come up in real time
  • Travel coordination with private, commercial, domestic and international air travel
  • Have background in VIP level service and support
  • Proactive and motivated to expand on current processes and build efficient systems

Preferred Attributes

  • Business sense - has a strong business sense and can decipher priorities and make sound judgment calls when needed
  • Commitment to excellence - perform duties at the highest level possible on a consistent basis
  • Exceptional communicator - able to interact with people of all levels in a polished, confident, professional manner
  • Demonstrate ability and temperament to work with sensitive information
  • Service focus - dedicated to meeting the expectations of the office of the CEO
  • Ability to think outside of the box with a sense of urgency 
  • Possess a passion and an eye for the smallest details and their impact on the larger vision
  • Eager to learn, grow, and absorb guidance from a seasoned Executive Assistant
  • Always offers to help and takes guidance/feedback as an opportunity to excel and grow

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.

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/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $88,200/yr to $142,650/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found  here .

Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs

  • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
  • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
    • The job requires accessing a company worksite
    • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
    • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
  • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

Life At Palo Alto Networks

Stay in Touch

Join our talent community to be alerted about new opportunities that match your skills and interests. Creating a profile is quick and easy for our Talent Acquisition team to keep in touch with you.

Join Our Talent Community