Sales Engineer - PA or New Jersey

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Position Summary:

The Systems Engineer (SE) is a technical role that is part of a highly technical sales team, which supports sales and promotes customer satisfaction. Primarily providing pre-sales technical support for the implementation of products/applications/solutions. This includes presentations, product demonstrations, assessment of potential application of F5 solutions, and the development of account plans.

Primary Responsibilities:

Act as a trusted advisor providing technical expertise through Sales presentations, Solution designs, Solution demonstrations, and Proof of Concepts

Provide solution designs, and systems engineering configurations

Develop and Maintain a high level of technical knowledge of F5 product set, the relevant industry, and Sales aptitude

Design differentiating solutions and articulate technical and business value of F5 Solutions against competitors.

Design technical solutions that can solve customer business problems or create a new service offering

Participate in the development and support of content (presentations, WP's, use cases...) for customers and partners

Maintain knowledge of competitive landscape and share with peer group

Foster a collaborative, team-based environment, sharing best practices and success and building lasting relationships

Effectively negotiate and pursue conflict resolution

Own or assist on Change Request (CR) and Customer Special Request (CSR) cases on behalf of customer

Responsible for upholding F5's Business Code of Ethics and for promptly reporting violations of the Code or other company policies.

Perform other related duties as assigned

Customer support activities include:

Can articulate the F5 Sales Strategy, Messaging, and positioning F5 value proposition for customer business objectives

Develop and maintain trusted advisor relationships with customer technology staff and management

Consistently provide world-class customer service during pre-sales and post-sales activities

Can deliver sales pitch/whiteboards at CxO level through to detailed technical staff

Actively use for each opportunity and named account

Partner with sales team to develop and manage Technical Account Plan and/or Territory Account Plans

Understand and effectively utilize F5 organizational resources

Actively utilize SE tools: CSR, Idea, Hive, Mainstreet, and others

Identify and qualify technical opportunities

Influence Sales strategy

Determine viability of opportunity and map out account political structure

Channel support activities include:

Support F5 channel partner sales initiatives

Provide channel partners sustainable training on F5 solutions and competitive differentiation

Provide channel partners technical expertise and oversight as required

Proactively provide consultative support

Work in collaboration with Channel and Sales management to establish channel partners and to qualify partner's ability to sell F5 solutions

Post sales activities include:

Understand and follow escalation process

Partner with the F5 Technical Support and customers/partners to resolve issues

The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Expert written and oral communication skills

Expert presentation skills

Experience with MS office suite or Works

System administrator skills with UNIX, Microsoft or application knowledge

Network design background

Demonstrate expert knowledge of:

Industry and F5 Networks-targeted technologies

Industry trends and cycles

Windows: NT, 2000, 2003

Network Design background is required

Demonstrate proficiency in:

Configuration and troubleshooting of servers,

Active Directory

Domain design

CIFS/SMB. DFS, FRS experience a plus.

Unix: Solaris, Linux, BSD, Irix, AIX, HP/UX a plus, with expertise in at least one of the two Operating Systems.

Mastery of: Storage subsystem skills and storage


8+ years related industry experience

4+ year pre-sales experience

BS/BA or equivalent work experience

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Duties are performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a desk or computer table.

Duties require the ability to utilize a computer, communicate over the telephone, and read printed material.

Duties will require being on call periodically and working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).

* Duties may require out of town travel up to 60 - 80% of the time.

F5 Networks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

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