Director Product Security

Santa Clara, CA, United States

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks enables your team to prevent successful cyberattacks with an automated approach that delivers consistent security across cloud, network and mobile.

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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.

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.

We’re changing the nature of work. Palo Alto Networks is evolving 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. 

Job Description

Your Career 

Developing industry-leading security tools is tough, and ensuring they are built securely is just as tough, especially when operating at scale. It takes a lot of effort, coordination, and often custom tooling on top of the already industry-leading tools that are used to secure some of the largest companies in the world.


With this position, you will be leading the team for the company's Product Security Appsec and Secure CI/CD teams for the Information Security (InfoSec) team itself. The Product Security Team is looking for driven individuals who know how to collaborate within our team, and with all of the other amazing teams in Palo Alto Networks. As the manager you will work closely with other leaders to coordinate priorities and efforts between requests from other teams, needs for the Product Security Appsec and Secure CI/CD teams, and general improvements for all InfoSec teams.


Your Impact:

  • Lead and build next gen Appsec  
    • Take ownership of the Security Architecture, Appsec and Secure CI/CD offering to product development teams
    • Work with product development teams to lead threat models, security reviews accurate, actionable security insights and results
    • Lead and Build next gen Appsec technologies with automation into complex engineering CI/CD pipelines
    • Lead and Build risk driven intelligent automation to optimize SAST, SCA, CVA, and DAST integrations with advanced tooling integration
    • Evangelize and lead the adoption of Threat models, Secure SDLC and security best practices across the entire SDLC. You’re someone that possesses strong knowledge of security from design, code to cloud and wants to help people apply it.
  • Products/Tools Design & Development
    • Lead and implement consumable software and services for internal and external customers -Ensure on-schedule delivery of a high-quality product that meets technical requirements 
    • Build vs. Buy Research and Evaluation
    • Take ownership and/or lead the engineering responsibility for multiple components in a project
    • Lead and Implement programs to automate complex data analysis for high priority security missions
  • Solve Unique Problems!
    • Design solutions for real Information Security problems that are only seen at our scale.
    • Empower Security Experts and foster innovation across the organization.
  • Influence Product Development!
  • Provide real feedback to product teams to identify feature gaps and influence the development of Palo Alto’s products themselves.


Your Experience


  • BS/MS in Computer Science, or other engineering/technical degree.
  • 8+ years of experience in leading security architecture, appsec or security engineering roles at large organizations or innovative startups.
  • Strong domain expertise in Application Security, SAST, SCA. DAST and CVA, cloud technologies, web frontend, backend, JS.
  • Experience with security architecture reviews, application security, penetration testing, and/or security benchmarking.
  • Comfortability with Cloud-based datastore technologies (AWS RDS, GCP SQL, Athena, BigQuery).
  • Knowledge of software and cloud security lifecycle deployment and security automation frameworks in GCP, AWS and/or Azure.
  • Demonstrated track record of success.
  • Effective written and oral communication with multiple levels of leadership involving both the business and technical sides of the business.

Additional Information

The Team

Think about it, security for an information security company. Working in a global leading  cybersecurity company within the Information Security team is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined with the brightest minds in technology, our global teams on the front line of defense against cyberattacks with automation and intelligence, in the cloud and on the premises. We’re joined 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 that feels excitement at the prospect of a challenge and feels a thrill at resolving security gaps that inhibit our privacy. We hold the ground on the most challenging attack surfaces, block kill chains, and protect our customers globally.

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 $153,000/yr to $247,500/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.



“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 $188800 - $305350yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.”

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.

Tags: Application security Automation AWS Azure CI/CD Cloud Computer Science DAST GCP Pentesting Privacy Product security SAST SDLC SQL

Perks/benefits: Career development Medical leave Salary bonus

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