Job Description

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!
_We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business._
The Role
We are looking for a proven expert in cybersecurity, email and data protection. The Sales Engineer position will be based out of our Reading office, when not out on customer/partner site.
You will be working within the Northern Europe sales team covering the UK & Ireland, supporting our Regional Sales Manager, sales staff, channel partners and customers.
In this role you will deliver exciting and informative product demonstrations to potential and current Proofpoint customers, assist in professional services deployments, technical training and industry seminars and/or trade shows.
This position will report into our Sales Engineering Manager in Reading 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
+ Experience managing or implementing enterprise email solutions such as Exchange, O365, Lotus Domino or savant level knowledge of SMTP
+ Extensive industry experience in sales/system engineering
+ Experience selling software solutions to large Enterprise organizations, with proven track record
+ Deep understanding of the market landscape and competition
+ Other helpful experience includes:
+ Experience administering or deploying Firewall, IPS/IDS, Web Proxy, Sandboxing
+ Experience administering or deploying Linux/Unix 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 SMTP, LDAP, HTTP, TCP and more
+ Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation and negotiation skills
+ Fluency in English is required, any additional language would be a plus
+ Bachelors in Computer Science preferred, but not required
+ CISSP or other industry certification optional
_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.
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