Senior Sales Engineer - Cybersecurity

  • R6087
  • Reading, United Kingdom

As a Senior Sales Engineer at Rapid7, you will partner closely with our Sales team as the technical point of contact to new and existing customers across all of Rapid7’s award winning solutions. If you are comfortable going toe-to-toe in a technical discussion with engineers before shifting gears and having a business value conversation with a CIO, this may be the opportunity for you! 

About the team

Our Sales Engineering team partners closely with our Account Executives in a pre-sales role to develop and position solutions involving Rapid7's security solutions. This team consists of a group of driven colleagues where there is a lot of synergy between them. Due to the smaller size of the local team, you can really make an impact and ride on future growth.

About the role

The Senior Sales Engineer works as an equal partner with our sales team in matching up customers with Rapid7's security solutions. You will be required to possess presentation-ready knowledge and product expertise on all Rapid7's product groups, with specialised expertise in the security solutions.

In this role, you will:

  • Understand and articulate the value of our solutions, the Rapid7 story and answer the question, ‘Why Rapid7?’ to prospects, peers, partners, customers and the public. 

  • Conduct in-person and remote product demonstrations, working closely with Sales Account Executives to present the technical value proposition

  • Engage with the customer as their technical contact throughout the pre-sales evaluation cycle, demonstrating how Rapid7 products meet the customer’s business and technical needs. 

  • Engage with channel partners in the region to provide technical sales training and support for partner led-opportunities. 

  • Provide on-stand demonstrations at Rapid7 seminars or events and industry trade shows 

  • In pursuit of the above, expect to travel up to 50% of the time within the UKI region
      

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • A real passion for learning new skills and technologies 

  • Assists sales in technical qualification.

  • A technical background, preferably in the Security space

  • In-depth knowledge of multiple Operating Systems and Security Solutions

  • A genuine interest in helping your customers achieve their goals 

  • The ability to relate to and engage members of both the technical and non-technical community 

  • Highly competent interpersonal skills in English. 

  • Must be able to present effectively in front of large groups, both technically and non-technically oriented.

  • The ability to be self-driven, enthusiastic and determined to succeed

  • An understanding of the sales process and the roles and responsibilities involved 

  • A high degree of personal responsibility as you may be working partially from home/remotely 

You might also have: 

  • Experience of working in a startup or other fast-paced environment 

  • Experience as a security practitioner within a commercial or public-sector organisation 

  • A good understanding of network topology, TCP/IP network configuration and components (firewalls, routers, etc.)

  • Expertise in IT, Vulnerability Management, Incident Response, Threat Intelligence,  DevOps, Application Security or Security Automation

  • Expertise in one or more cloud environments. For example; AWS, Azure, GCP or Oracle Cloud 

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. That’s because these teams reflect a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel your experience can make an impact, please don’t be shy - apply today.

About Rapid7


Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) helps organizations across the globe protect what matters most so innovation can thrive in an increasingly connected world. Our comprehensive technology, services, and community-focused research simplify the complex for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, be in 10 places at once, and shut down attacks. We’re on a mission to make security solutions easier to use and access so we can bring safety and resilience to more people.

With more than 10,000 customers across 140+ countries, Rapid7 is a leader in cybersecurity that has earned numerous industry accolades and recognition for our technology and culture.

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