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Manager, Systems Engineering - SLED Great Lakes

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Job Details
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Company Name
Palo Alto Networks
Physical Address

Chicago, IL 60684
Job Description

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.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Your Career

As a Systems Engineering Manager, you lead, mentor, and coach a team of dedicated Systems Engineers. You raise the bar, providing the guidance and tools your team will need to continue to perform and excel within their positions. You’ll partner closely with your team to find opportunities for training, product development feedback, and changes to our sales approach. You enjoy developing highly skilled talent, committing your time to enable their success and accomplishments.

You’ll educate our partners and customers, providing thought-leadership in the constantly changing environment of cybersecurity. You’ll act as an example for your team on establishing relationships with customers, acting quickly to resolve concerns and show value in securing their space.

Your Impact

+ Establish and maintain executive technical relationships with assignedcustomers within your sales territory

+ Coach SEs on your team to engage with customer contacts on value driven relationships

+ Deliver company positioning and messaging of Network Security, Cloud & AI solutions to customers, partners, and external audiences

+ Deliver highly technical, strategic content to help educate and empower our clients, partners, and employees

+ Direct account engagement and customer relationships are a critical part of this role

+ Recruit and hire new Systems Engineers into the territory

+ Provide technical leadership in customer interactions to include sharing security trends and standard methodologies being employed by other customers to actively be part of the selling process

+ Onboard, train, and mentor your new and established team members to maintain a high level of technical capability and independence

+ Influence sales process by partnering with clients and prospective customers to implement best practices within their digital environments

+ Support the field SE team in complex evaluations, troubleshooting, and challenges found in customer environments

Your Experience

+ Bachelor’s degree in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or equivalent practical experience

+ 3+ years experience as a Systems Engineering Manager or 5+ years relevant experience in systems engineering, technical support, professional services, or software development

+ In-depth knowledge & experience in State & Local Government & Education industries

+ Industry knowledge of security product market trends and directional awareness of Palo Alto Network’s roadmap and technology development efforts

+ Knowledge of how to deliver comprehensive, multi-product security solutions and a general understanding of competitive selling strategies

+ 50-75% Travel within the district

+ Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills

+ ‘Whatever it takes’ attitude and motivation to do whatever necessary to assist in closing a deal

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.

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.

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

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.

Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $204,400/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here ( .

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