Senior People Business Partner - NetSec

Santa Clara, United States

Palo Alto Networks

Implement Zero Trust, Secure your Network, Cloud workloads, Hybrid Workforce, Leverage Threat Intelligence & Security Consulting. Cybersecurity Services & Education for CISO’s, Head of Infrastructure, Network Security Engineers, Cloud...

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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.

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!

Job Description

Your Career 

In this role you will be an integral part of the Network Security people team providing expertise in people and organizations to anticipate challenges, diagnose problems, prescribe actions  and lead programs that have a direct impact to the success of the organization.  In this unique role, you will work to ensure effective people strategies and plans across engineer and product organizations. 

We are seeking an individual that is passionate about enabling organizations to  more effectively achieve their business objectives and creating a workplace environment that’s a magnet for the industry’s best and brightest. You should be an innovative HR  professional who is energized by coaching employees and  leaders, and creating teams that work together and win together. You should be comfortable working with any level of employee or manager, understand business strategy, have a knack at  reading a situation, navigating sensitivities and finding creative solutions to people issues. 

Your Impact 

  • Partner with Senior Executives in NetSec in the SASE and UX teams to bring together and influence a leadership team to design people strategies and build programs that scale the organization, build high performing teams, and develop best in class leaders 

  • Consult with leaders to execute on the people strategies and initiatives in the NetSec organization

  • Partner should bring people team best practices and should have experience creating and execution from prior assignments 

  • Leverage people analytics and people trained instincts to anticipate issues or opportunities and bring data driven insights with solutions that positively advance imperative business initiatives

  • Protect our unique culture and ensure Palo Alto Networks continues to be one of the best places to work

  • Team up with some of the Valley’s best functional HR leaders to design and deliver market competitive talent management oractices, leading-edge leadership programs, and modern workforce technology systems

  • Lead people practices that foster innovation and collaboration within one of  the world’s most advanced technology organizations working together to fight cyber attacks threatening our way of life in the digital age


Your Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent or equivalent military experience required and 10+ years of progressive HR/People experience in a technology organization or technology related business, preferably with a multinational company

  • Experience executing people team strategies by analyzing organizational needs and setting goals to make a positive impact on the business - ability to set priorities, stay focused, and manage time in a fast paced environment 

  • Ability to establish strong relationships at all levels and across functions within the organization

  • Track record of effectively coaching leaders and advising action in sensitive or ambiguous  situations, including employee relations, performance management, or organizational diagnostics

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to organize and analyze data and a love for driving people programs from data insights

  • Effective listener and persuasive communicator able to influence actions and outcomes

  • Strong track record of bringing a collaborative, diversity-valued, positive attitude and fun required to a thriving people team

Additional Information

The Team

Our People team at Palo Alto Networks works throughout the organization to guessed it, people. We’re one team – driven to one mission statement. Each piece matters, and within the people team, you are focused on enabling our teams to resolve the world’s most challenging cybersecurity threats.

You will be part of a growing, passionate, and dynamic team with an opportunity to work on challenging and exciting projects – centered on what we believe is one of the most significant mission statements in the world.

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 $149,000 - $241,100/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here

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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Tags: Analytics Network security SASE Strategy

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Equity / stock options Medical leave Salary bonus Startup environment

Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: NetSec Jobs

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