Palo Alto Networks Systems Engineer Specialist - Cortex in Fresno, California
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Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.
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As a Systems Engineering Specialist for Cortex, a Next-Gen AI-powered security operations platform, you will be the expert for our Cortex portfolio.
Your portfolio includes Cortex XDR (Extended Detection and Response platform across endpoints, network and cloud), Cortex XSOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, Response & Threat Intel Management), and Cortex Xpanse (Attack Surface Management).
You are the “go to” resource for customer interactions that involve security operations requirements. Your role is one of technical mentorship – working with Account Managers to build integrated solutions for our client’s unique environments. With your colleagues, you will displace competing technologies, and build market share within your targeted list of Healthcare accounts, and most importantly, help your client sleep at night as our product integrates to build secure digital transactions. This position is not limited to a physical Palo Alto Networks office location, but instead covers a particular market for our sales prospects.
Present to customers as our expert at all levels in the customer hierarchy from technician to manager
Lead Proof of Concept (PoC) projects for prospective customers and partners
Help our customers build and develop further their services around Cortex solutions
Architect solutions that will help our customers strengthen and simplify their security posture
Lead conversations about industry trends and emerging changes to the security landscape that every customer needs to be aware of and planning to deal with
Discuss, with credibility, competitive offers in the marketplace and positions ours as the best alternative
Lead and support customer demonstrations that showcase our unique value proposition
Respond effectively to RFIs/RFPs while serving as the main technical point of contact
Responsible for a solution sales-based quota and successful deployments of Cortex products
Collaborate with field & channel sales teams to recommend and develop customer solutions
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 engineering team, you are motivated by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredible complex cyber threats.
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 $192,000/yr to $264,000/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here (http://benefits.paloaltonetworks.com/) .
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