Job DescriptionYour Career
As a Systems Engineer, you’ll enable sales engagements into a set of large new Department of Defenseaccounts. You will play a key role in navigating complex accounts in order to generate and deliver winning proposals, contract bids, statements of work, and RFI/RFP responses. It is business critical to meet and exceed sales quotas by building and implementing strategic account plans targeting enterprise-wide deployments of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform.Your Impact
Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to prospects and customers working with your Account Manager and the partners within your territory
Identify and document specific problems with prospective and current customers which can be solved through the deployment of integrated solutions
Architect and propose validated solutions which address the identified cybersecurity problems in each unrivaled environment
Ensure ongoing customer happiness, support, and adoption
Continuous self-improvement and learning to maintain technical leadership of applicable technologies (data center, SDN, public cloud, security, networking, etc.)
Understand and effectively differentiate against our top competitors
Act as the customer advocate for any issues that require technical assistance and follow up with the customer until the issue is resolved
4+ years of experience as a successful pre-sales SE, systems integrator, or equivalent experience
U.S.Government Security clearance preferred
50% CONUS travel
BS in Computer Science or equivalent
Working knowledge of Palo Alto Networks products, with a focus on Next-Generation Firewall and some comparative technologies; Continuous technical development
Experience with systems installation, configuration and administration of routers/switches, UNIX/Linux, and Windows-based systems
Strong experience across the entire L1-L7 OSI model with an emphasis on L3-L7
Understand and effectively present our security platform to technical and non-technical audiences
Strong analytical skills to evaluate complex multivariate problems and find a systematic approach to gain a quick resolution, often under duress
Mature and effective time-management skills
Prior experience selling network infrastructure-based security technologies, including but not limited to: Firewalls, Secure Web Gateways. SSL/IPSec VPNs, Security Proxies and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
Familiarity working with Channel partners and understanding of a channel-centric market approach
Previous work in the enterprise networking security space
Experience and knowledge of modern network threats and malware, network forensics, automation tools and technologies, and endpoint security technologies
Significant industry certifications (SANS, CISSP, CCIE, etc)
Additional InformationThe Team
As part of our Presales Systems Engineering team, you’ll support the sales team with technical expertise and guidance when establishing trust with key clients. 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 systems engineer team, you are driven by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredible complex cyberthreats.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.
Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work 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.
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 [emailprotected]
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.
Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $175,000/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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