Sr. Manager, Immigration & Global Mobility at Palo Alto Networks (Remote)

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Company Description

This position is available for remote work anywhere in the US (find out more about Flexwork!)

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.

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.

Our FLEXWORK vision is especially important in the Global Mobility space, where we aim to make mobility accessible to as many people as possible, in as many situations as possible. We truly believe that people are at their best when they are supported in their choices both at home and in the workplace - in our HQ offices in CA, or abroad.

Job Description

Your Career

We are looking for an experienced Immigration and Global Mobility Manager to join our Global Operations team. This individual will manage a team that will build an immigration and global mobility strategy, effective programs and processes, and help us scale to meet Palo Alto Network’s global growth. This role will report to the Director, Global People Operations, and partner closely with our Immigration and Global Mobility leads around the globe as well as our numerous immigration and mobility vendor partners, to help create a cohesive, scalable global mobility process and strategy for Palo Alto Networks.

We are seeking a colleague who enjoys working independently but collaboratively in a collegial team environment within a fast-paced and dynamic company where flexibility and choice is the name of the game. We would love a partner who can be empathetic to employee needs and priorities but at the same time build programs that are scalable and in line with shifting business needs and compliance obligations.

Global Mobility Strategy Management

  • Operate as the global SME in charge of building and setting the Global Mobility strategy for our 1, 3, and 5 year roadmaps

  • Support our global talent footprint by driving various Mobility initiatives across relocation and assignment policies, People Team operations support, accurate payroll and finance reporting, and our approach to rewards strategy for international movement to help drive the growth of our talent

  • Develop an immigration and global mobility strategy that also helps use location strategy to meet business needs while driving down costs

  • Identify areas for process improvement within our current global mobility processes and put plans in place to move our programs toward efficiency, automation, and scale

  • Define our global mobility strategy and align it with regional needs and requirements to ensure consistent management and engagement across our global business and teams

  • Build/influence program structure, policies and design to ensure our Mobility programs and policies stay consistent with market best practices for a business of size

  • Make recommendations for automated processes, systems, added vendor support, etc. where needed and appropriate to minimize manual intervention and work

Global Mobility Stakeholder Management

  • Be the accountable SME for Immigration and Global Mobility, including interfacing with Executives, Hiring Managers, and Employees on tricky or challenging immigration or global mobility situations

  • Partner directly with our people business partners, business leaders, and greater leadership to ensure our mobility policies and procedures stay abreast of shifting business needs and concerns

  • Partner closely with Talent Acquisition and Internal Mobility to ensure immigration and global mobility trainings are developed and delivered 

  • Establish and maintain relationships with our global mobility vendor partners and ensure their level of support and key offerings keep in line with our overarching mobility goals

  • Directly support complex needs as they relate to individual employee assignments, executive support and movement, etc. as needed

  • Lead, plan and execute effective communications and mobility education for regional employees and partners - Talent Acquisition, People Business Partners (PBPs), People Managers, etc. 

  • Help us coach the business on the correct mobility procedures and policies in order to avoid confusion, disruption, and employee/business dissatisfaction

  • In partnership with the extended team, create and maintain strategy documentation, policies, internal resource material, and educational support on an as needed basis to ensure our processes and procedures and clearly documented and accessible

  • Stay up to date on compliance updates and requirements and update policies and programs to align with any global/regional regulatory changes (with advisement to the Director, Global People Operations)


Your Experience

  • 10+ years of progressive, relevant work experience with at least 3 years in a managerial/supervisory capacity 

  • Proven track record of managing global mobility strategy and programs in a complex global environment

  • Proven history of ensuring critical stakeholders (PBPs, Managers, Talent Acquisition, Internal Mobility) are trained to follow guidance and best practices for all immigration and global mobility processes

  • Ability to build a program that can be adaptable to change

  • Ability to set, manage, and deliver within a reasonable budget, as well as the ability to make decisions and trade-offs based on holistic financial metrics.

  • You are detail-oriented, with an ability to quickly shift between details and big picture.

  • Superior language, written, and oral communication skills required.

  • Sense of humor and commitment to professionalism

  • Dynamic and team oriented, with excellent interpersonal skills, business judgment, strategic thinking, and work ethic

  • Able to work efficiently with cross-functional teams and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and shifting priorities

Additional Information

The Team

Our People team works throughout the organization to enable ... you 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. We are growing rapidly! And are looking for a dynamic self-starter who can come in and take initiative to help us build and scale a program that is in line with our desire to be the cybersecurity partner of choice for each and every one of our employees and candidates.

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 [email protected]

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.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer, the starting salary (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) is expected to be between $152,500/yr to $224,200/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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.

More Information on Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Santa Clara, CA and Plano, TX. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005. It has 10190 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 460 open jobs at Palo Alto Networks, click here.
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