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Senior Director of Field Systems Engineering

Singapore, Singapore | Proofpoint

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Proofpoint is looking for a highly-motivated Sr. Director of Field Systems Engineering in the APJ region to lead a team of talented systems engineering managers and Sales Engineers across APJ focused on Enterprise and Large Enterprise opportunities in a high growth and rapidly scaling environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical security background, be passionate and knowledgeable about security, and have prior extensive experience leading and growing SE teams.An ability to “lead from the front” and a willingness to act as both player and coach to help your team secure the technical win will be key to your success

Your day-to-day

·        Lead a team of dynamic and energetic systems engineering managers and SEs supporting sales efforts in ANZ, ASEAN, and Japan

·        Partner with recruiting and HR to attract, hire and retain the top 10% of talent in the industry to support our rapid growth

·        Peer with the VP of Sales to drive sales and SE strategies, ideas, new opportunities and the best methods for achieving success in a changing marketplace

·        Leverage your experience in driving career pathing, SE specializations, and certifications to differentiate and scale Proofpoint within the industry.

·        Be a coach!  Become an expert in our best in breed security solutions, enable your team with our world class training, and provide 1:1 coaching and development at every opportunity

·        Put your individual contributor hat on when needed, engage with customers, and help formulate strategies for strategic accounts to help win deals and drive execution.

·        Partner with other groups (e.g. Professional Services, Support, Product) to help us continue our tradition of an outstanding customer experience

·        The role will require travel between 25-75% within ANZ and ASEAN regions to ensure that sales and client needs are met and exceeded

What you bring to the team

·        You should have 5+ years of first-line and 2+ years of second line experience managing systems engineering managers selling next generation security solutions to the enterprise

·        We’re a cloud security company, so we’d love for you to have strong security posture,

·        We’re looking for a deep technical background combined with experience in leading change with large teams. We look for messaging, security, internet protocols such as HTTP and SMTP, as well as good knowledge of networking

·        CISSP and related certifications would be great, but not required

·        Bachelors or equivalent experience

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