Sales Engineer, Switzerland

  • Proofpoint
  • Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • 23/05/2020
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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.

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 and information protection. This Sales Engineer position will be based in Geneva, requiring regular travel to customer and partner sites. You will be working within the Central Europe sales team covering the Swiss region, 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.

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
You will become an expert in Email Security Gateways, Advanced Persistent Threats, Attack Protection, Threat Response and Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

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
Thorough understanding of various web and network protocols including SMTP, LDAP, HTTP, TCP and more
Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation and negotiation skill
Fluency in French, German and English is required for this role
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 15 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!
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If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!