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Proofpoint Channel Sales Engineer - Australia in New South Wales, Australia

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.

Corporate Overview

Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company protecting organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: vulnerabilities in people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions mitigating their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect their greatest assets and biggest security risk: their people. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity.

Protection Starts with People. Proofpoint

The Role and the Team

Proofpoint is seeking a Channel Sales Engineer to join our growing Sales Engineering team in Australia. As a Channel Sales Engineer, you will be one of the most important members of the Proofpoint sales team. You will be relied on daily as you work closely with other members of the channel sales team to deliver the most successful security platform available. You will get to know your partners well, as they utilize you as their technical point of contact through our mutual customers’ sales cycles. You will develop/coach/mentor the technical community in Proofpoint’s channel resellers to pitch, demonstrate, and lead a customer proof of concept engagement for all products in the Proofpoint portfolio. It’s an exciting time to be at Proofpoint!

Candidates must be located in the greater Sydney area.

  • Develop and execute a channel reseller business plan that accelerates Proofpoint technology adoption

  • Enable/Mentor/Coach the reseller technical teams to drive the pre-sales cycle from pitch to demonstration to successful evaluation

  • Provide technical pre-sales support for channel sales teams

  • Assist the channel sales teams to develop and implement specific account penetration strategies

  • Design complex email and data security solutions and be a part of the building of quotations for customer sales presentations

  • Provide assistance in professional services deployments, technical training, and industry seminars and/or trade shows

  • Develop relationships with the channel sales teams, partners and customers in support of Proofpoint sales objectives

  • Provide technical expertise and real-life experience in creating solutions, designs, proof of concept and implementation

  • Conduct research and use knowledge of competitive solutions to effectively address and dispel customer objections

  • Educate partner technical teams on the product solutions

  • Work alongside Threat researchers on partner-led client assessments

  • Drive high levels of customer and partner satisfaction

Job Requirements:

  • 7+ years industry experience in sales engineering

  • Must have a good understanding of the sales process and the roles and responsibilities of a sales engineer

  • Experience in either secure messaging, data security or another cyber-security related field

  • Well versed in enterprise email solutions such as Exchange or Lotus Domino or expert level knowledge of SMTP

  • You have been a part of a sales team before or you want your career to go that direction.

  • Understanding of Directory Services integration

  • Understanding of networking and other common protocols; SMTP, LDAP, HTTP, etc.

  • Strong technical presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Must be able to thrive in a fast paced, high energy environment

  • Ability to work independently, adapt quickly, and maintain a positive attitude

  • Knowledge of Channel reseller types and ways to help them grow their business

  • BSCS/BSEE or equivalent

  • Ability to travel 25-50% (Post-covid)

  • Experience in working in a remote office

  • Must speak fluent English, all other languages are a plus!

Why Proofpoint

Protecting people is at the heart of our award-winning lineup of cybersecurity solutions, and the people who work here are the key to our success. We’re a customer-focused and a driven-to-win organization with leading-edge products. We are an inclusive, diverse, multinational company that believes in culture fit, but more importantly ‘culture-add’, and we strongly encourage people from all walks of life to apply.

We believe in hiring the best and the brightest to help cultivate our culture of collaboration and appreciation. Apply today and explore your future at Proofpoint! #LifeAtPFPT

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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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