Systems Engineer at Palo Alto Networks


Job Overview

Location
Abuja, FCT
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
8 days ago

Additional Details

Job ID
180

Job Description

Job Title: Systems Engineer

Locations: Abuja, Niger

Job Description
Your Career:

  • As a Systems Engineer, you’ll enable sales engagements into a set of large new enterprise accounts.
  • You will play a key role in navigating complex accounts in order to generate and deliver winning proposals, contract bids, statements of work, and RFI/RFP responses.
  • It is business critical to meet and exceed sales quotas by building and implementing strategic account plans targeting enterprise-wide deployments of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform.

Your Impact

  • Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to prospects and customers working with your Account Manager and the local partners within your territory
  • Continuous self-improvement and learning to maintain technical leadership of applicable technologies (data center, SDN, public cloud, security, networking, etc.)
  • Understand and effectively differentiate against our top competitors
  • Act as the customer advocate for any issues that require technical assistance and follow up with the customer until the issue is resolved
  • Identify and document specific problems with prospective and current customers which can be solved through the deployment of integrated solutions
  • Architect and propose validated solutions which address the identified cybersecurity problems in each unrivaled environment
  • Ensure ongoing customer happiness, support, and adoption

Qualifications
Your Experience:

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 4+ years of experience as a successful pre-sales SE, systems integrator, or equivalent experience
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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

Additional Information
The Team:

  • 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 engineer team, you are driven by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredible complex cyberthreats.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Important Information

  • 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 [email protected].
  • 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

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