Senior Security Sales Engineer, SoCal

Sales & Sales Ops San Diego, California Los Angeles, California


ExtraHop’s Sales Engineering team is growing! Our platform for Network Security Analytics is a unique and powerful component of Security Operations.  We offer strong comp plans, fair quotas, and the opportunity to work with other smart, hardworking people who are excited about creating the next great systems company in the Security market. If you are at the top of your game, have experience building territories, are a challenger, and can sell innovative next-gen solutions, then we want to hear from you.

This position is ideal for someone who has thrived as the technical focal point conducting product presentations in highly charged meetings with prospects and customers. It’s important for you to be highly technical, have strong business acumen, read a room, and evangelize for a revolutionary product.

As a Sales Engineer, you will have a significant impact on the success of each sales presentation. This is a key position that contributes directly to the bottom-line health of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Assess prospective customer needs and uncover requirements for ExtraHop’s Reveal(x) solution.
  • Remove technology-related buying objections from the sales opportunity
  • Demonstrate products to technical and non-technical audiences, at executive and/or technical levels, both pre- and post-sales
  • Independently coordinate all aspects of technical product evaluations, from installation to helping prospective customers interpret / act on the many insights they’ll gain
  • Articulate the technical value proposition, differentiators, and capabilities to prospects and partners
  • Lead architecture design discussions for deployment
  • Prepare and present technical proposals and RFIs
  • Collaborate with sales representatives to ensure all aspects of the sale are aligned
  • Identify market and product requirements based on field experience and customer input
  • Work with Sales, Product Development & Product Management teams to help product direction, customer alignment, and customer success.
  • Provide post-sales follow-up, technical training, and consulting
  • Help with post-implementation support for key customers
  • Ensure total customer satisfaction with the customer's implementation experience

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or related area or demonstration of equivalent knowledge
  • Strong understanding of  Network/Application security, analysis or incident response
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience  with network-security, endpoint, IDS or similar technologies
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills with the ability to address both executive and technical audiences
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and have an ongoing desire to stay current with the latest technologies
  • Ability to focus on results while working independently when given a broad direction and desired results
  • Strong problem solving skills: must be capable of accurately assessing needs, maintaining a calm business demeanor, and taking quick action to resolve issues
  • Understanding of enterprise security requirements

Technical Requirements

  • Solid understanding network security, endpoint, and SIEM technologies
  • Deep understanding of enterprise-architecture concepts, risk
  • OSI model and excellent working knowledge of the key protocols from Layer 2-7
  • Understanding of NIST and related standards for enterprise security
  • Solid understanding of major operating systems, hardening, and common points of attack
  • Familiarity with the network and application monitoring space a plus
  • Familiarity with scripting including Perl, Python, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with VMware hypervisor (ESXi) and environments
  • Experience analyzing packet captures a plus

About ExtraHop

At ExtraHop, we create great products because we give talented employees the freedom to be intellectually curious and creative. We seek a diversity of perspectives and foster employee quirkiness and spunk to help drive innovation. Every ExtraHop employee knows that we’re all in this together and that work is an important part of life so it should be fun. A sense of humor is required here, seriously!

We are the global leader with a novel approach to Security and IT Operational Analytics. Our market opportunity is greater than $20B and our solutions span all industries. Pretty neat, huh? If you want to join a fun team that produces award-winning products that provide tremendous business value and delight customers, then ExtraHop is the company for you!

Founded by engineers, ExtraHop is a Seattle-based technology company that delivers elegant solutions for the tech industry’s most challenging problems. 

As a privately held fast-growing technology leader in the $20B IT operations management space, ExtraHop Networks is positioned to be the next great systems company. We are known as innovators who take a smart, creative approach to solving problems. Our ExtraHop team and product line have received many awards, including wins in multiple categories of Best of Interop, a Gold Medal prize in Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual list of Washington’s Best Workplaces, and several Gold Stevie American Business Awards.

ExtraHop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law
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