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Project Manager, Cortex Professional Services

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 10, 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

The Professional Services Project Manager will lead services projects as part of the delivery cycle, including handling all deployment resources and ensuring that all deliverables are met and delivered on-time and under budget. You will drive customer deployment projects including program, process initiatives, as well as partner with IT on systems and infrastructure processes.

Your Impact
Determine project partners and team structure/organization partners will include technical and business resources
In conjunction with project partners, help ensure the definition of project scope, requirements, and deliverables
Develop project timeline and landmarks using appropriate tools and techniques
Build and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities and tasks
Run day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope
Work on services operational projects that target new services IP delivery, partner communications, scheduling, etc.
Review deliverables prepared by team before passing to client
Effectively apply our methodology and implement project standards
Minimize our exposure and risk on all projects
Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
Track and report team hours and expenses on a weekly basis

Qualifications

Your Experience
BS in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or equivalent education/training/experience
8+ years of related work experience or leading complex projects desired
Analyze project profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates, and utilization
Strong proficiency with project management software, such as Microsoft Project, @task, or Liquid Planner
Good presentation skills including written, oral, presentation (including Microsoft PowerPoint), and adaptive (multi-level)
Good organizational skills including tool utilization (spreadsheets, project management tools, mind maps), information collection, attention to detail, and prioritization
Strong interpersonal skills including appreciation and the ability to elicit collaboration from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments
Flexible to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines; able to promptly and expertly react to project adjustments and alterations
Project Management Institute PMP(r) certification or equivalent a plus
Experience with Google's G Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides) is a plus

Additional Information

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.

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 a disability. 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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $81900/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.

Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Santa Clara , Project Manager, Cortex Professional Services, Executive , Santa Clara, California

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