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Proofpoint is seeking a Sales Engineer to join our field Mid-Market Sales Engineering team. As a Sales Engineer, you will be one of the most important members of the Proofpoint sales team, working with Marketing as well as Engineering to improve the products and meet market demands. You will be our customer's technical liaison and ensure that our products are positioned correctly to solve critical business challenges.
In conjunction with assigned Account Manager(s), you will be responsible for conducting in-person product demonstrations, as well as delivering successful Proof-of-Concept (POC) and Production Evaluation programs with current and prospective customers.
It's an exciting time to be part of the Proofpoint team!
You will act as the Technical Sales Lead throughout the pre-sales cycle, by owning and driving product demonstrations, POC and evaluations to success.
You will assist the sales teams to develop and execute specific account penetration strategies.
You will get to know your customers well, as they utilize you for their technical point of contact through the entire sales cycle.
You will get to develop and tell a compelling story that will excite your customer and have them begging you to tell them more. Your story will include an amazing product demonstration, followed by a proof-of-concept, and ultimately a sale that you will take pride in being a part of.
You will be able to design complex email and data security solutions and be a part of the building of quotations for customer sales presentations
You might, periodically, be called upon to assist in professional services deployments, technical training, and industry seminars and/or trade shows
You will be able to provide valuable customer insight and real world experiences to Product Management, Marketing and Product Development (Engineering) teams to help keep our solutions the best in the industry.
You will become an expert in Email Security Gateways, Advanced Persistent Threats, Attack Protection, Threat Response, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and what the bad guys are up to.
You will be helping solve one of the biggest issues to face IT in the last 20 years.
What you bring to the team
3+ years of experience as a Sales/Systems Engineer (pre-sales), preferably in the cyber-security industry
You have impressive experience in either secure messaging, data security or another cyber-security related field
You are well versed in enterprise email solutions such as Exchange or Lotus Domino or expert level knowledge of SMTP
You have been a part of a sales team before or you want your career to go that direction.
You have worked with or understand Directory Services
You understand networking and the most common protocols; SMTP, LDAP, HTTP, etc.
CISSP or other relevant cyber-security certification is a huge plus
You can thrive in a fast paced, high-energy environment.
You are able to work independently, adapt quickly and maintain a positive attitude
You are educated equivalent to a Bachelor in Computer Science, whether formally or not.
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!
At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today's advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:
Build and enhance our proven security platform
Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges
We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That's why we're a leader in next-generation cybersecurity-and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.
Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.