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Sr. Director, Testing Service

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionOur MissionAt 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.Job DescriptionYour CareerThe Senior Director, Testing Services will be expected to provide both strategic direction and operational excellence relevant to the people, processes, and execution of testing and demonstration services. These services are provided to the System Engineering community to help influence and accelerate technical pre-sales engagements.The ideal candidate will have an eye for details, can connect the dots, and will recognize areas of improvement within the current services operating model. This individual must demonstrate the ability to continually adjust to the ever-changing needs of the Business as the Systems Engineering organization and product portfolio continue to scale.QualificationsYour Impact

  • Lead a growing team of Proof of Concept and Demo service engineers and managers
  • Drive a results-oriented culture with a strong focus on execution, quality, and speed
  • Conduct cross-functional discussions with Business stakeholders to measure service success, refine operational engagement models, and improve opportunity growth
  • Implement global process standardization across geographically dispersed teams
  • Collaborating with different stakeholders across System Engineering, Technical Infrastructure, and Product teams to assess business requests and convert to new service requirements
  • Develop Center of Excellence specializations across the teams to promote technical leadership for all areas of the Palo Alto Networks product portfolio
  • Evangelize the vision internally and externally. Be able to represent the services, and team at all levels
  • Recognize process and product gaps early and able to drive changes to achieve better outcomes
  • Be a strong mentor and empower your teams to confidently make decisionsYour Experience
    • 10+ years experience in in a pre-sales role (primarily POC or demonstration engineering, but also post-sales implementation and customer success roles)
    • Deep understanding of Systems Engineering technical sales processes and needs for supporting technical services
    • Great team player - Strong drive - Willing to take the lead in driving initiatives, working across organizations, and structuring approaches to new service opportunities
    • Proven experience in driving results through a highly matrixed, global team
    • Effective communication and collaboration skills at both technical and leadership levels
    • Experience using reporting and analytics applications; Salesforce preferred
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skillsAdditional InformationYour TeamAs part of our Technical Infrastructure team, you'll support the Systems Engineering team with technical expertise and guidance when establishing trust with key clients. You won't find someone at Palo Alto Networks that isn't committed to your success - with everyone pitching in to assist when it comes to solutions selling, learning, and development. As a member of our systems engineering team, you are motivated by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredible complex cyberthreats.your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.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.

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