Sustaining Engineering Manager (Saas Security)

Palo Alto Networks Inc. Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 11 months ago

Your Career

The SaaS Security team at Palo Alto Networks is looking for a well-seasoned engineering leader to run their sustaining engineering team. The sustaining engineering team is a classic engineering team with responsibilities at par with the other engineering teams but with more immediate impact to customers. They follow the same processes, use the same tools, follow trunk baed development practices, and share the same roadmap. This is a unique opportunity to lead a strong team working on a fast-growing SaaS product and scale it to new heights, but also be closer to customers. We are looking for someone with demonstrated experience growing and mentoring teams and has built and operated SaaS services at scale.

Your Impact

  • Lead a growing team of 5-7 engineers to build a highly functioning full stack engineering team.

  • Drive a results-oriented culture with a strong focus on execution, quality, and speed

  • Hands-on technical leader who can guide the team through tough architectural decisions and communicate effectively with customers.

  • Be a strong partner to peer teams such as Dev Ops, other engineering teams and with customer success teams

  • Has a strong focus on quality and deliverables

  • Evangelize the vision internally and externally

  • Be able to represent the team and product, and all levels

  • Work closely with the product management organization to influence, develop and deliver on roadmaps

  • Recognize process gaps early and able to motivate change to achieve better outcomes

  • Be a strong mentor and coach to the team

  • Foster innovation in the organization

Your Experience

  • BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering, or equivalent experience

  • Experience building and leading full stack engineering teams (5+ engineers)

  • Experience building high volume, high scale, SaaS products

  • Experience with Java and Python

  • Experience with big data and NoSQL databases like ElasticSearch, Mongo, Cassandra etc.

  • Strong experience with distributed system architecture, high availability and fault tolerance

  • Familiarity with the public cloud ecosystem

  • Track record of recruiting top talent to build and scale teams

  • Excellent presentation and organizational skills

  • Ability to weigh conflicting priorities and make quick decisions in a dynamic environment

  • Strong communicator

  • Ability to evangelize ideas at all levels

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to execute the vision

  • Has experience building security products and well versed with the security landscape

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 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 page and our 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 an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at


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Sustaining Engineering Manager (Saas Security)

Palo Alto Networks Inc.