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Sr. Product Program Manager - Firewalls



Product, Operations
Milpitas, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

SonicWall delivers Boundless Cybersecurity for the hyper-distributed era in a work reality where everyone is remote, mobile, and unsecure. SonicWall safeguards organizations mobilizing for their new business normal with seamless protection that stops the most evasive cyberattacks across boundless exposure points and increasingly remote, mobile, and cloud-enabled workforces. By knowing the unknown, providing real-time visibility and enabling breakthrough economics, SonicWall closes the cybersecurity business gap for enterprises, governments and SMBs worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.sonicwall.com/ or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

Ready to do your part in the cyber arms race? SonicWall offers fun, high-energy work environments at the leading edge of technology, networking, and cybersecurity. Whether you’re in sales, marketing, engineering, product management, technical support, or finance, you’ll have real opportunities to help protect more than 500,000 organizations across the globe. If you’re ready for a career that can impact change — and not just another job — join one of committed and enthusiastic SonicWall teams in offices around the world.

What You’ll Do

Lead and program manage the development and release to manufacturing for firewalls. The Program Manager is responsible for managing the product lifecycle from concept commit to market launch. You will work with Product Management, Engineering, Hardware, Sales, Marketing, and others and will lead a cross functional team to deliver new products. This also includes supporting and tracking regulatory and other government/security certifications. You will be accountable to meet time to market requirements, product cost targets, yield goals, and volume ramp plans.

Who You Are

You are an authority in the development lifecycle and manufacturing of hardware appliances in the network security field. You are a leader who steers a cross functional team to achieve a common set of goals. You possess:

  • Extraordinary program management skills with ability to work with all levels of an organization.
  • Deep experience in leading cross-functional teams to achieve results by identifying and aligning to shared goals, priorities, and dedications. Able to hold peers, partners, and yourself accountable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and partnerships to achieve common goals.
  • Understanding of firewall products, supply chain, manufacturing, and hardware development methodologies.
  • Knowledge of certification programs such as FIPS, Common Criteria, DoDIN and CSfC.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to lead teams to solve complex technical and business problems.
  • Ability to establish third party contracts and manage outsourced activities as necessary to meet project timelines.
  • Ability to influence key partners, senior leaders, and external partners.
  • Ability to establish repeatable processes to optimize the delivery of future products.
  • Desire to drive continuous improvement.

Our Minimum Qualifications for This Role

10+ years minimum experience in supply chain, manufacturing, or product development

5+ years of Program Management experience

3+ years of experience with program management SW tools such as Excel, MS Project, SharePoint, etc.

BA/BS degree in a technical discipline

Experience working on new product introductions with manufacturers, suppliers, and product development teams.

Familiarity with Atlassian Confluence/JIRA, and Agile PLM preferred.

PMP Certification a plus

Compensation varies based on location and work being performed. The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $137,637 – 232,942 for annual base salary. Employees may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses and commissions. The successful candidate’s actual pay will also be based on qualifications and experience, so the actual starting pay may be above or below this range.

The Company also offers a comprehensive, flexible and competitive benefits program. It provides access to programs that can be tailored to meet the personal health and financial well-being needs of our employees and their families. The Company offers medical, vision and dental coverage, and health savings accounts; mental health support, time off to relax and recharge through our paid holidays, vacation and personal time off; and a retirement savings plan with Roth features.




SonicWall is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

At SonicWall, we pride ourselves on recruiting a diverse mix of talented people and providing active security solutions in 100+ countries.