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Director, IT Platform Engineering

Company: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job 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. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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. Our Approach to Work We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond! At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together! Your Career We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Director of Platform Engineering to lead our Salesforce platform strategy and execution. The successful candidate will be responsible for the scale, reliability and sustainability of running our wall-to-wall Salesforce platform to enable our channel, sales, and service businesses. This is a strategic leadership role that requires a clear vision, exceptional strategic architecture skills, and a strong track record in development, delivery, and quality engineering. Your Impact

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the Salesforce platform, ensuring alignment with the company's overall business goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain a clear vision and roadmap for the Salesforce platform, incorporating feedback from stakeholders across the organization
  • Own the SFDC platform engineering Center of Excellence (CoE) to drive standardized tools and best practices to ensure scale, quality assurance, seamless integration of Salesforce solutions with other systems and processes
  • Responsible for data migration and quality to enable new product introductions and SKU upgrades for all customers
  • Lead and mentor a team of system engineers to run the SFDC platform for environment delivery, continuous integration and deployment, and release deployments
  • Partner with SFDC and other strategic vendors to plan out the platform roadmap to scale our GTM systems to the future demands of a $20B business and beyond
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management, sales, marketing, customer support, and finance, to define and prioritize business requirements
  • Ensure the effective integration of the Salesforce platform with other enterprise systems and data sources
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, adopting best practices in agile software development, DevOps, and quality assurance
  • Foster a culture of innovation and excellence within the engineering team, encouraging knowledge sharing and professional growth
  • Stay abreast of the latest Salesforce features, technologies, and industry trends to inform strategic decisions and maintain competitive advantage Your Experience
    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field or equivalent military experience required
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in platform engineering, with at least 5 years in a leadership role managing large-scale Salesforce and GTM implementations
    • Proven track record of delivering complex, high-quality Salesforce solutions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Strong understanding of Salesforce architecture, design patterns, and best practices
    • Expertise in Salesforce administration tools and technologies
    • Experience with Salesforce integration patterns and platforms such as SnapLogic or other middleware solutions
    • Excellent strategic planning, project management, and organizational skills
    • Exceptional leadership abilities with a focus on team building, coaching, and talent development
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels
    • Salesforce certifications are highly desirable The Team Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within Information Technology is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You'll join the brightest minds in technology, creating, building, and supporting tools and enabling our global teams on the front line of defense against cyberattacks. We're connected by one mission but driven by the impact of that mission and what it means to protect our way of life in the digital age. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team of people who feel excited by the prospect of a challenge and feel a thrill at resolving technical gaps that inhibit productivity. 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 $180,200/yr to $291,500/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found . Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
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Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Santa Clara , Director, IT Platform Engineering, Executive , Santa Clara, California

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