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Director of Production Networking

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: September 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.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 DescriptionYour Career The Palo Alto Networks Network Infrastructure Team is responsible for both enterprise and external customer facing networks. Partnering with our Product and InfoSec teams, the Director of Production Engineering will lead the team that owns the deployment, support and stewardship of our world-class customer facing global networks for both cloud (GCP, AWS, Azure) and on-prem (sites, data centers). This leader is in charge of maintenance and operations of providing Networking services for critical applications, voice, video, Unified Communications and Contact Center environments consisting of 20 corporate locations, 2 major data centers servicing approximately 12,000 employees and more than 48,000 customers in 150+ countries across multiple industries.Your Impact Thought leadership in the areas of enterprise-class data center networks, emerging technologies (NFV, Containerization, Orchestration, NaaS, LAN overlays, SDx), and network automation and driving efficiencies into the support and stewardship processesOwn network architecture for the organizationBuild & drive team to adopt IaC for managing InfrastructureBuild a strong network team, Interview/hire new employees, evaluate performance (quarterly/annual) and recommend training and personnel actions where requiredRun the org as a product owner with clear goals and milestonesCollaborate and partner with various product teams in the Company to provide quick GTM servicesAdvise and partner with other leaders based on needs of infrastructure and securityImplement technology lifecycle strategy (current, emerging, sunset) and procurement strategiesDevelop and manage operational service metrics with actionable plans to improve operational efficiency, enhance service quality/SLA, & optimize delivery times (value streams optimization)Collect, track, and analyze performance data for the purposes of improving operations, forecasting staffing needs and effectively utilizing all available resources - Maintain effective network operations plans, processes and proceduresResponsible for all network changes and implementation in testing and production with final go / no go decision making authority for Network, Voice, & Telecom related initiatives and issuesBudget planning (capital & operational expenditures) and spendsEnsure compliance with established industry rules, regulations and best practicesQualificationsYour ExperienceSoftware leader with strong experience in networking (on-prem & cloud)Strong understanding of Infrastructure as Code and its challenges.Must be a forward thinker in bringing Devops/SRE practices to networking ( NetDevOps ) with experience in network automationA minimum of 8 years' industry experience with approximately 3 in a management function.L4/L7 Firewall experience preferredAbility to assess and modernize existing networks and systemsAdvanced network and/or IT certification (PCNSE, CCIE, CCNP, CISSP) or equivalentExperience with industry leading network equipment; Palo Alto Networks, Arista, Cisco, F5/Avi Networks etc.Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, HSRP/VRRP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, SNMP, MPLS, MCAST, QoS, WCCP, SIP, and IPSECInfrastructure: AWS, Azure, LAN, WAN, MPLS, & WirelessAbility to travel 10% or more of the timeExperience in Python, Git, Ansible would be a huge plusAdditional InformationThe TeamWorking 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 CommitmentWe'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 employeeWe 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 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.Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks JobsVaccine 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 worksiteThe job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirementsYou choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksiteIf you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.Videos To Watch

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