Systems Engineer - SLED
Company: Palo Alto Networks
Posted on: May 28, 2023
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.
We're changing the nature of work. Palo Alto Networks is evolving 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.
As a Systems Engineer, you'll enable sales engagements into a set of Higher Education and K-12 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. 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.
Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to prospects and customers working with your Account Manager and the local partners within your territory
Build meaningful relationships with technical and leadership roles within the customers through repeated in person interactions
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
Provide product demonstrations and Best Practice Assessments to customers and prospects
Ensure ongoing customer happiness, support, and adoption
Continuous self-improvement and learning to maintain technical leadership of applicable technologies (public cloud, automation, SASE, 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
BS in Computer Science or equivalent or equivalent military experience required
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)
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)
As part of our 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 incredibly complex cyberthreats.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $187,500/yr to $257,850/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here .
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