Senior Partner Engineer/Architect

    • PaloAlto Networks
  • Posted 56 days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 148,200.00 - 239,600.00 per year
Full Time


Palo Alto
Problem solving
Feasibility study
Product management
IT architecture
Product strategy
Product marketing
Technical marketing
Use cases
Sales enablement
Go-To-Market Strategy
Business development
Business plans
Relationship building
Quick learner
Cyber security
Software engineering
Project management
Artificial intelligence
Hierarchical storage management
Software development
System on a chip
Machine Learning (ML)

Job Details


***Candidates MUST live in the Bay Area

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 looking for a motivated, intelligent, hardworking and creative candidate to join the Palo Alto Networks Technology Partnerships Team (TPT) to focus on the STRATA product family.

The ideal candidate will be 80% hands-on technical/20% business. They are technology strategists. They are technically astute, possessing an architectural mindset. They stay current and informed on technology trends, they thrive by driving the art of the possible discussions, and focus on the value-add of technical integrations. They can ideate differentiated solutions ahead of the market.

Your Impact

  • Technology Value Proposition and Feasibility Analysis
    • Identify and prioritize key partners that solve key product challenges as defined by product management
    • Evaluate the feasibility of integration based on partner API information, technical architecture and our product roadmap
    • Analyze and develop technical value propositions with key partners that help solve customer needs and are aligned with the product strategy and partnership thesis
    • Pressure test value propositions with field/partner SE teams and key lighthouse customers
  • Joint Solution Creation
    • Collaborate and advise product management (PM), product marketing management (PMM) and technical marketing (TME) in creating the technical joint value proposition for customers
    • Create technology blueprint/architecture with partner(s) that demonstrates the value proposition
    • Advise PM/PMM/TIME team on the key joint solution features that will drive adoption of the integration
    • Lead collaborations with the partner's team to drive and build unique solution offerings, leveraging the technical strengths & capabilities of STRATA
    • Lead and support efforts defining solution architectures, design & implementation guides, and technical enablement plans that demonstrate STRATA and the partner's joint value proposition
    • Interpreting partner requirements and translating them for internal constituents - align with Product Management to drive enhancements to STRATA products to support partner use cases
    • Support PM/PMM/TIME team as they create the correct demo and other technical collateral, integration guides, joint solution briefs, blog content, webinar content, etc.
  • Partner and Sales enablement
    • Ensure partners have access to trial licenses and work with PM/TIME teams to provide the same
    • Work with PMM and TIME teams in creating material that will help partner field teams and RTM (CSP/GSI/Channel) understand the technical value proposition and the implementation steps
    • Drive the GTM strategy of the offerings, at the partner and the customer
    • Work closely with TPT Business Development, as well as peers at the partner (including but not limited to - Technical, PMO, Product and Solutions marketing, Service Creation, Enablement) to craft & execute the business plan for offer/s developed
    • Build POVs to showcase solutions - Participate on webinars and presentations
    • Build a regular cadence of relationship-building, responsible for "partner peering" exercises to enable stronger partnerships
    • You will educate the partner's teams on the STRATA platform value proposition to drive growth of our outcome-based solutions
    • Work in highly collaborative environments to team with Account Managers, Sales Engineers, Marketing, and Channel Partners in the region to drive revenue and growth
    • Help to exceed customer expectations by identifying impactful use cases that enable people to transform their businesses with STRATA products
    • Motivate and build extended teams around you to unlock the power of STRATA within our customer base and partner organization

Your Experience

  • Ability to understand the different tech partnerships and their value proposition in the STRATA product technology stack
  • Network and Security background preferably have experience with NGFW (SW/HW,MGT) and CDSS along with an understanding of AI, OT, IoT, Mobility (4G/5G), HW HSM's, CDSS subscriptions and Quantum architectures and deployments
  • Conduct technology workshops with customer CTO/CIO teams and handle in depth technology questions on the joint value proposition
  • Clearly communicating architectures and technical concepts to non-technical teams
  • Solid understanding of APIs, logs, JSON and other interface formats
  • Can get hands on with coding and scripting if required
  • Your Softer Experience
    • High energy and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Organized, responsive with great follow-thru with our partners
    • Self starter and can work independently - we are a distributed global team so you need to work independently, know when you need help and speak up
    • Strong collaboration and communication skills - you will represent Palo Alto Networks with dozens of vendors in the cybersecurity space
    • Managing and leading transverse/cross organization programs
    • Experience at a cybersecurity vendor, consultancy, reseller, GSI, etc.
    • Quick learner, interested in technology
    • Fluent English (both written and spoken)
  • Extra-Points Skills
    • Experience in working with Technology Partners like Nutanix, Siemens, Nokia
    • Experience with AI LLM's and reference architectures
    • Knowledge of NOC and SOC processes and operating models
    • Pragmatic understanding of what ML/AI can do and the applicability to use cases
    • Ability to defend a technology investment/architecture and convince partners, customers, PM and PMM on the technical value proposition

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/com-missioned roles) is expected to be between $148,200/yr to $239,600/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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