Security Sales Engineer - Public Sector
McLean , Virginia
October 23, 2017

As a Splunk Senior Security SE, you'll be the primary security domain expert within the Americas Public Sector Engineering organization. As a Security SE, your primary responsibility will be to drive our largest and most critical security opportunities and initiatives.

For strategic or critical and unique security opportunities, our Security SEs are responsible for actively participating in the technology evaluation stage of the sales process, working with the sales team as a key technical advisor and advocate for our security products and services.

As a Technical Sales resource, you will identify and address technical issues to assure complete customer satisfaction throughout all stages of the sales or technology evaluation process, and this person should be able to establish and develop and maintain positive relationships with key customer contacts throughout his her duration as a Splunk employee. The stages include, but not limited to, demonstration of Splunk products, technical Q&A, lunch n learns, lectures, proof of concepts, and on-site Pilots.

We seek a visionary that can demonstrate and articulate Splunk security products and solutions to customers either onsite or remotely (Webex), and at field marketing events such as conferences and trade shows.

You should also be willing to travel to visit prospects and customers throughout the region, and to engage in onsite customer work when required.

Are you ready to be the go-to security resource for multiple field Account teams as well as customers, as well as deliver security knowledge to other team members and customers in the form of brown-bag lunches, lectures, seminars or hack-a-thons?

In our organization, you will need to be a self-starter who is motivated by an intense desire to learn, grow, teach & win

25% travel for someone in the D.C. metro area and higher depending on location






Helpful attributes and differentiators:
  • You have real-world experience as a Cyber Threat Analyst and or Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst (7+ years)
  • Practical experience communicating the business value of a technical solution via executive-level briefings to CISO, CIO, CEO, etc.
  • Prior technical sales technical services experience 5+ years
  • Practical experience delivering software or other technical demonstrations to both technical and non-technical audiences -- experience doing so with Splunk is helpful in being successful
  • Experience crafting client-ready presentations, whitepapers, discussion documents, and RFP responses that are appropriately scoped, technically accurate, as well as structurally and grammatically precise
  • Experience administering both Linux and Windows systems - Linux expertise is helpful
  • Experience writing code scripting to automate tasks (Python, bash, Ruby, etc.) is a differentiator




We would love for you to have prior experience using Splunk in an operational context that include:
  • Designing and implementing analytic dashboards or other visualizations in a production environment
  • Experience crafting enterprise wide solutions

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or similar course of study - equivalent professional experience will be considered for highly-qualified individuals

About Splunk

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of big data-generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile phone location data, website clickstreams, social data, sensors, RFID and much more.

Splunk is focused specifically on the challenges and opportunity of taking massive amounts of machine data, and providing powerful insights from that data. IT insights. Security insights. Business insights. It's what we call Operational Intelligence.

Since shipping its software in 2006, Splunk now has over 13,000 customers in more than 110 countries around the world. These organizations are using Splunk to harness the power of their machine data to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce costs. Innovation is in our DNA - from technology to the way we do business. Splunk is the platform for Operational Intelligence!

Splunk has more than 2,700 global employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, an office in San Jose, CA and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

We've built a phenomenal foundation for success with a proven leadership team, highly passionate employees and unique patented software. We invite you to help us continue our drive to define a new industry and become part of an innovative, and disruptive software company.

Benefits & Perks: Wow! This is really cool!

SF Only

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, sick leave, stocked micro kitchens in Splunk offices, catered lunches on Mondays, catered breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ's, soccer, "Fun Fridays".

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Non SF

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO and sick leave. Our work environments vary by location however we believe in hosting amenities and fun activities to fuel our energy. You may find fully stocked micro kitchens, catered lunches on Mondays and breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ's, soccer and "Fun Fridays".

This isn't a job - it's a life changer - are you ready?

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A little about us:
Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone.

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