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Component Engineer

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

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.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We're changing the nature of 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.

Job Description

Your Career

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Component Engineer to join our exciting, fast-growing company. This experienced individual will provide component engineering support for all Palo Alto Networks hardware products. Working in a highly collaborative environment with Supply Base Managers, Hardware and Software Engineering, Technical Operations team and our suppliers, this individual will contribute to component and major sub-assembly selection and qualification for our industry leading security solutions. This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Component Engineering and is based at our headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.

Your Impact
Fast paced working environment with ever changing requirements -Strong attention to details with a sense of urgency is required -Strong individual contributor who requires minimal supervision
Strategic planning; sees the big picture -Understand implications of activities/issues on all areas of the company
Translates component knowledge into product and supplier requirements
Utilize quality metrics in developing, monitoring and improving operational objectives
Solid collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, specifically Kepner-Tregoe framework
Ability to analyze and make critical decisions with minimum data
Ensure supplier technical roadmap and capability alignment with Palo Alto Networks' product roadmap
Drive and lead early engagement with Engineering to deliver best solutions for PANW products
Collaborate closely with the Supply Base Managers in selection, qualification, approvals, changes and additions to the AML
Identify and qualify alternate component sources to minimize risk in the supply chain and to support cost reduction and quality improvements
Monitor component quality over Optical Transceivers, Fans and Heatsinks in manufacturing and the field; drive component manufacturers to root cause and corrective/preventive action implementation and verification -Be the technical point person for component quality/performance issues
Review supplier Part/Product Change Notifications (PCN), End of Life notifications (EOL) and determine product impact

Qualifications

Your Experience
Bachelor's degree in relevant engineering discipline (BSEE, BSME) -Master's degree is a plus
10+ years progressive and proven experience in component engineering in the computer networking industry, including Quality and Reliability
Demonstrated technical competence in Optical Transceivers, Fans and Heatsinks
Proven knowledge of failure mechanisms in optical transceivers, fans, heatsinks and system level component interaction and assemblies
Demonstrated technical and operational problem solving and solution implementation skills in complex, highly interactive environment with a proactive attitude
Working knowledge of industry best practices for component and product level qualification, signal/power integrity and design verification testing (DVT practices, HALT, HASS, etc.)
Experience in partnering with multiple industry leading EMS and OEM/ODM providers

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We're trailblazers who dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity's status quo. It's simple: We can't accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work 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.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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.

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.

Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Santa Clara , Component Engineer, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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