Security Software Specialist Senior Presales

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure. Learning does not only happen through training. Relationships are among the most powerful ways for people to learn and grow, and this is part of our HPE culture. In addition to working alongside talented colleagues, you will have many opportunities to learn through coaching and stretch assignment opportunities. You’ll be guided by feedback and support to accelerate your learning and maximize your knowledge. We also have a “reverse mentoring” program which allows us to share our knowledge and strengths across our multi-generation workforce.

HPE Software has a wide variety of Software Solutions and Services that allow customers to: deliver amazing applications, re-invent IT operations, optimize and monetize customer engagement, identify and neutralize security threats, and protect and govern data assets. HPE Software is a fast growing business unit which supports its customers on planning, conceptual design and implementation of software solutions. Big Data has changed the software landscape and HPE is leading the way.

HPE is seeking a highly motivated and qualified professional for a Presales role to be based in Prague, Czech Republic. The HPE Security business unit is at the forefront of the security leadership position in the security industry and specifically in the high-end segment of Application Security where the PreSales consultant will be focused.

As HPE Security Presales, you will possess exceptional presentation, written and verbal skills. You will ideally be familiar with the entire product portfolio and are a subject matter expert in our own application security ArcSight suite. You will have a deep understanding of security principles, architectures and competitive products, security architectures and design. The candidate will be joining an international sales team, playing a key role as subject matter expert.

He/she will be responsible for a wide range of presales activities including:

  • Product presentation and technical deep diving to prospects, customers and partners.
  • Conducting and documenting successful PoC’s and live demos of HPE ArcSight as well as Fortify Static, Dynamic and Real-time Application Security Suite and Fortify on Demand cloud-based solutions.
  • Addressing RFI/RFP/RFQ responses in an extensive, formally excellent and timely manner.
  • Customization and localization of product documentation.
  • Keeping a healthy and positive relationship with key customers and partners, meeting them regularly and keeping them up to date with the latest product releases and new features.
  • Representing HPE Security at trade shows and events, also as public speaker.
  • Generally speaking representing HPE Security in the specific market with a high standing and leadership.
  • Besides the product specialization required and explained above, the selected candidate will be trained to pitch the entire HPE Security portfolio including: HPE ArcSight – Enterprise SIEM and Threat Intelligence; HPE Fortify Security Assurance; HPE Data Security: Voltage data centric security solutions and Atalla L2 encryption and key management devices.

Education and Experience Required:

  • 5 to 10 years of real field experience as presales engineer in the information security market or security specialist.
  • Robust knowledge of information security fundamentals, market analysis and product verticals (architectural design, technology, hands-on).
  • Excellent skills in code security solutions and web penetration testing: presentation, sizing, design, implementation, customization, troubleshooting.
  • Good knowledge of the local IT security market up to C-level (system integrators, resellers, distributors are a plus).
  • Good knowledge of common programming languages (Java, J2EE, .NET, C/C , Object C, etc.) and software development environments (Ant or Jenkins build mgmt, QA & metrics, application testing, BugZilla, HPE Quality Center or Rational Clear Quest bug tracking, Eclipse or Visual Studio IDE, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate the value of the solution in terms of financial return and impact on customer business goals.

Considered as a plus:

  • existing hands-on skills on HPE ArcSight, HPE Fortify and/or another Gartner leader SAST/DAST solution.
  • CISSP, CSSLP, CEH certifications

Soft skills:

  • Open-minded, keen to learn and share, flexible thinker.
  • Self-responsible, creative and proactive in managing time-bond tasks and concurrent requests.
  • A real and positive-thinking teamworker.
  • Confident in diving into different scenarios: from C-level meetings to bit&bytes bake-off against competitors.
  • Languages: Eastern European language (Czech, Polish, Slovenian, Croatian), excellent in English both written and spoken.
  • Flexibility in arranging business trips is required because travelling is approx.. 50% of working time, mainly within Eastern Europe and occasionally to other countries in the Middle East and Africa region.

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