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Sales Engineer

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United Kingdom
WatchGuard

Job Description

WatchGuard embraces a Flexible Work Philosophy. Most of our employees can choose to work from the office, at home, or any combination of the two. We’ve built a global workforce of outstanding team members and a flexible culture built on trust, collaboration, and belonging.

Who You Are

You are a highly motivated individual with a genuine passion for cybersecurity. You see cybersecurity not just as a profession but as a mission to safeguard organizations and individuals from cyber threats. Your years of experience designing and advising on cybersecurity solutions have honed your technical acumen and given you a deep understanding of the complexities involved in safeguarding digital assets.
In addition to your technical prowess, you possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to work collaboratively and build strong relationships with both clients and internal teams. Your ability to communicate complex technical information in a clear and accessible manner makes you an invaluable asset in product demonstrations and presentations.
Your passion for teamwork extends beyond merely cooperating with colleagues; you actively contribute to a positive work environment, where diverse perspectives are valued and creative problem-solving is encouraged. You thrive in a dynamic environment and are always eager to learn and adapt as the cybersecurity landscape evolves.

About the Position

The Sales Engineer (SE) reports to the Manager of Northern Europe Sales Engineering and is responsible for generating revenue within an assigned geographic area. They are responsible for directly engaging end users to stimulate business through indirect sales channels such as Value-Added Resellers (VARs), national resellers and distributors, and to serve as liaisons to channel partners with regards to any sales-related service and support issues.

A Day In the Life

The main responsibilities of the role include forging strategic relationships with channel partners to help them develop, support, and sell our solutions. Additionally, they are the primary technical contact for end users interested in purchasing WatchGuard’s product lines. SEs train and support partners, provide demos to both partners and customers, assist in customer evaluations Proof of Concepts (POCs), as well as deliver technical enablement and help answer questions from their customers relating to our solutions. SEs help answer RFP’s and provide customer and partner feedback to our Product Management team helping represent the needs of our customers, partners, and field teams. In addition to these responsibilities, they are a trusted security advisor and work closely with the sales teams during sales calls, meetings and help evangelize WatchGuard solutions.

30/60/90/120/365 Plan

  • 30 Days: Basic introductions to key WatchGuard personnel, get acquainted with WatchGuard’s CRM for activity logging, participate in scheduled SE PM team calls, start shadowing SE team partner/customer calls
  • 60 Days: Complete initial home lab setup, handle direct technical requests from partners and customers
  • 90 Days: Complete all sales certifications, travelling with sales team for partner meetings
  • 120 Days: Complete first product line technical certification
  • 365 Days: Complete all required product technical certifications, solo presentation responsibilities at regional events

Position Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop, and expand technical relationships with key “indirect” reseller partners in territory
  • Drive revenue growth through reseller partners to end customers by providing pre-sales technical support and technical trainings
  • Identify, develop, and expand technical relationships with key partners
  • Assist field sales with pre-sales and post-sales support
  • Assist in increasing reseller, partner, and end user adoption of WatchGuard’s products through tradeshows and training (seminars, webinars, technical trainings, etc.)
  • Drive coordination of inter-departmental technical resources as needed to close prospective opportunities
  • Escalate and resolve partner and customer issues when appropriate
  • Assist evaluation customers with the setup and configuration of all WatchGuard products
  • Identify and report on competitive trends (products, promotions, etc.)
  • Create technical content to present to various audiences including end users and partners

Skills and Qualifications

  • WatchGuard product knowledge or SonicWALL, Fortinet, Sophos other key competitor product knowledge
  • Endpoint security background a plus
  • Strong networking background including TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VLAN, Routing
  • Effective written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Ability to balance competing priorities
  • Ability to self-manage and work remotely

Experience

  • Three (3)+ years pre-sales technical experience working for a reseller or manufacturer
  • WatchGuard or competitor technical sales certifications recommended
  • BS/BA or equivalent work experience

Why Work for WatchGuard?

WatchGuard is a global leader in network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication, and secure Wi-Fi. Our award-winning products and services are trusted worldwide by more than 18,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 250,000 customers. Our technology keeps our customers ahead of increasingly sophisticated hackers and has fueled record revenues at WatchGuard.
WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with team members working remotely and in offices worldwide.
Our company culture places an intense focus on our customers and employees. From the newest employee to our CEO, you'll find that each person at WatchGuard embodies our Core Values: Accountability, Community, Belonging, Action, Innovation, and Customer-Centric. Learn more about our company culture at www.watchguard.com/wgrd-careers.
WatchGuard provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, age, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, mental or physical disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other category protected by federal, state or local laws. Our equal employment opportunity (or EEO) policy focuses solely on the talent, hard work, contributions, and actual results achieved by each WatchGuard employee and on the potential of employment candidates to make such contributions. We consider focusing on an employee's protected characteristics rather than on talent, hard work, and actual work results to violate our EEO policy. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce. WatchGuard participates in E-verify.
WatchGuard is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. Please let us know if you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability.

Advice from our career coach

I am a highly motivated individual with a genuine passion for cybersecurity, seeing it as a mission to safeguard organizations and individuals from cyber threats. I have years of experience designing and advising on cybersecurity solutions, which has honed my technical acumen and deep understanding of the complexities involved in safeguarding digital assets. I possess excellent interpersonal skills, enabling me to work collaboratively, build strong relationships, and communicate complex technical information clearly and accessibly.

  • Have a genuine passion for cybersecurity and see it as a mission to safeguard organizations and individuals from cyber threats.
  • Possess strong technical acumen and deep understanding of cybersecurity solutions.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively and build strong relationships.
  • Communicate complex technical information in a clear and accessible manner.
  • Actively contribute to a positive work environment, value diverse perspectives, and encourage creative problem-solving.
  • Thrive in a dynamic environment, eager to learn and adapt as the cybersecurity landscape evolves.

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