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Veterans Preferred - Systems Engineer - SLED

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Reston
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. Company Description 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. Job Description As a Systems Engineer, you'll enable sales engagements into a set of large new and existing enterprise accounts. 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. Customer and partner focus along with building and nurturing relationships is key and critical to this role. 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 local 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 satisfaction, 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 --- Provide end to end support in a pre sales engineering capacity to build credibility and foster new and existing relationships. Qualifications Your Experience --- 3 years of experience as a successful pre-sales SE, systems integrator, or equivalent experience --- College Degree, Security Technical certifications or equivalent experience --- 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 --- Experience that emphasizes L2-L4 Networks (L2 switching architectures including Spanning Tree, IP routing that includes OSPF and BGP, and L4 Load balancing) --- Experience and working knowledge of cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure), --- Experience or working knowledge of SDWAN. --- 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 appliances, including but not limited to: Firewalls, SSL/IPSec VPNs, Security Proxies and Caches --- 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 Information The Team As part of our Systems Engineering team, you'll support the sales team with technical expertise and guidance while building credibility and establishing trust with clients and partners. 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. 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.

Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Reston , Veterans Preferred - Systems Engineer - SLED, Other , Reston, Virginia

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