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Palo Alto Networks Senior Executive Assistant in Reston, Virginia

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.

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks is looking for a Sr. Executive Assistant who can provide high-level, comprehensive administrative support for a Sr. Vice President within our U.S. Public Sector organization.

This position requires an accomplished Executive Assistant who has a sense of urgency, experience in supporting VP level executives and can thrive in an innovative and fast paced company.

Ideally, the role will be located in the Reston, VA / Washington, D.C. area.

Your Impact

  • Calendar coordination for the VP, as well as some support to the leadership team

  • Ensures the preparedness of the VP for all executive level and customer meetings and/or events

  • Prepare and submit expense reports

  • Provide project and presentation support as needed

  • Organize and assist with events, including all hands, business reviews, large and small employee events and trainings

  • Assist between cross-functional groups within the GCS organization

  • Purchase Order Creation and Reconciliation

  • Responsible for ordering supplies, catering, giveaways, etc.

  • Coordinate travel arrangements, including transportation, meetings, and lodging meeting as needed

Our sales team members work hand-in-hand with large organizations around the world to keep their digital environments protected. We educate, inspire, and empower our potential clients in their journey to security.

As part of our sales team, you are empowered with unmatched systems and tools, constantly updated research and sales libraries, and a team built on joint success. You won’t find someone at Palo Alto Networks that isn’t committed to your success – with everyone pitching in to assist when it comes to solutions selling, learning, and development. As a member of our sales team, you are motivated by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredibly complex cyberthreats.

Your Experience

  • 10+ years Executive Administrative Assistant experience

  • The ability to maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality at all times

  • Exceptional organization, prioritization, multi-tasking and time management skills

  • Proactive and assertive approach to managing tasks and responsibilities

  • Proficiency in GSuite products: Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Hangouts

  • Ability to solve problems and think quickly under pressure

  • Knows how to work effectively as a team player, in a collaborative environment, must work well with peers and members of the greater organization

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-stress environment

  • Experience working in a deadline driven environment

  • Travel management & logistics - international and domestic experience a plus

  • Positive attitude and highly professional demeanor, sense of humor helps

  • Good writing and communication skills

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.

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.