Sales Engineer

Proofpoint Netherlands B.V. (Amsterdam NH, Nederland) 7 dagen geleden gepost

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Company Overview 

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. 

The Role 

We are looking for a proven expert in cybersecurity, email, data protection and cloud security to join our EMEA Sales Engineering team. You will be working within the Emerging Markets sales team covering The Netherlands, supporting our Regional Sales Manager, sales staff, channel partners and customers. In this role you will deliver compelling and informative product demonstrations to potential and current Proofpoint customers, take the lead in proof of concept deployments, provide technical training, and take part in industry seminars and/or trade shows. This position will report into our Field Sales Engineering Manager for the Benelux region and traveling is part of this position.

Your day-to-day

  • Collaborate with Proofpoint sales professionals as well as channel partners, to help deliver the most successful security platform for each customer
  • Take the lead as the customer’s technical main point of contact and become the trusted advisor. This may include technical Q&A, proof-of-concept, competitive bake-off scenarios, RFP response and more, with the ultimate goal of maintaining a world class customer experience
  • Design complex email and data security solutions and assist in the building of quotations for customer sales presentations
  • Share and relay experiences and customer feedback to Product Management, Marketing and Product Development (Engineering) teams to help our tradition of continuous improvement 

What you bring to the team

  • Expert level experience in cybersecurity, either secure messaging, content or application security
  • Detailed knowledge of SMTP is required
  • Extensive industry experience in sales/system engineering in a customer facing role
  • Experience selling software solutions to large Enterprise organizations, with proven track record
  • Deep understanding of the Benelux market landscape and competition
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in English is required for this role with French and Dutch language skills being a distinct advantage

Other helpful experience includes

  • Good understanding of Firewall, IPS/IDS, Web Proxy, Sandboxing technologies
  • Experience Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Understanding of / or experience with Directory Services including Active Directory, Novell, Sun ONE, et al
  • Thorough understanding of various web and network protocols including LDAP, HTTP, TCP and more
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation and negotiation skills
  • Bachelors in Computer Science preferred, but not required
  • CISSP or other industry certification optional

Why Proofpoint
As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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