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Systems Engineer, Prisma Access (SLED)
Palo Alto Networks    Phoenix, AZ 85067

**Our Mission**

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. 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.

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

+ 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

+ 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

+ 4+ years of experience as a successful pre-sales SE, systems integrator, or equivalent experience, particularly in state and local governments (SLED)

+ BS in Computer Science or equivalent

+ 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)

+ Experience with, or knowledge of leading Cloud Environments (AWS, Azure, GCP)

+ Experience with, or knowledge of SASE and SD-WAN architectures and solutions

+ 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

+ Experience and knowledge of modern network threats and malware, network forensics, automation tools and technologies, and endpoint security technologies

+ Significant industry certifications (SANS, CISSP, CCSP, CCIE, etc)

+ Willing to travel up to 50% of the time

+ Strong communication (written and verbal)

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

You will identify complex security challenges in your potential customers’ networks and drive solutions using our market leading security products and services. We need individuals who are capable of forming relationships with clients built on trust, education, and partnership.

**Our Commitment**

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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks ( page and our diversity ( website.

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.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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