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Sales Engineer - Inside Sales

Sales Engineers (SE)

Plano, Texas

Sales Engineer (SE), Inside Sales

Cyber Security is a big deal. It’s in the news, growing rapidly, critical for every company, and our specialty. Imperva is a cybersecurity leader that delivers best-in-class solutions to protect data and applications on-premises, in the cloud, and across hybrid environments. Our customers include leading enterprises, government organizations, small businesses, and service providers. Our team strives to be a world-class, profitable growth company executing on our strategy, delivering on our outcomes, living our values, developing as leaders and having some fun along the way.


The Sales Engineer supports Imperva’s high energy, high velocity Inside Sales Team selling Imperva solutions and services in the United States.  This person is a highly motivated and talented individual that brings their 'A game' to a new and growing team. This role is designed for the technology professional whose technical strengths are in Applications or Data Security with a deep understanding of selling security solutions in a high velocity SaaS environment. The SE works in tandem with the Inside Sales team, supporting Imperva's solutions portfolio of existing and prospective customers within their assigned geographic region.  The Sales Engineer is an integral part of the Inside Sales organization and assists with pre-sales technical knowledge, presentations, demonstrations, workshops, and POVs. The SE works closely with sales managers, prospects and partners as a subject-matter expert to demonstrate how a proposed solution meets and exceeds customer requirements. 


  • Provide support to customers and opportunities in the pipeline to meet and exceed sales goals
  • Maintain a level of technical depth in one or more product/solution areas
  • Proactive self-development of Imperva solutions, sales soft skills, Industry trends, competitor activity
  • Provide call coaching, account and opportunity planning and team training to maximize the value, advancement and continuous enhancement of opportunities and the team’s knowledge of the Imperva portfolio
  • Actively participate in sales calls to qualify opportunities and position the value of Imperva against alternative solutions/approaches through discovery and value based presentations, demonstrations and other customer communications
  • Plan, manage, execute POV and trials as needed
  • Engage appropriate additional technical resources as needed
  • Execute on channel environment working closely with key partners such as Optiv, GuidePoint, and Sirius 

Characteristics and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field – REQUIRED
  • 5+ years of experience in network security, development, pre-sales engineering, or real world use of database and/or web application solutions; preferably with 2+ years of these as a sales engineer with experience working in a start-up and vendor environment
  • Possess a solid understanding of web applications, database, security, and auditing environments
  • Must have experience with selling SaaS based solutions.
  • Must have knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTP, Load balancers, proxies and firewalls
  • Compliance standards knowledge (PCI, SOX, HIPAA) – an advantage
  • Knowledge in databases (Oracle, MS SQL, Sybase, DB2) – a significant advantage
  • Knowledge in application development (ASP, .NET, PHP, JSP) – an advantage
  • Experience with scripting and/or using RegEx - an advantage
  • Knowledge of advanced internet route selection protocols - an advantage
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and strong interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills
  • Able to effectively present technical material to small and large groups
  • Value based or consultative sales methodologies (i.e. Customer Centric Selling, Command of the Message, MEDDIC, SPIN, Value Selling, etc…) – an advantage
  • Experience working with cloud solution such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) – an advantage

About Imperva:
Imperva is an analyst-recognized, cybersecurity leader—championing the fight to secure data and applications wherever they reside. Once deployed, our solutions proactively identify, evaluate, and eliminate current and emerging threats, so you never have to choose between innovating for your customers and protecting what matters most. Imperva—Protect the pulse of your business. Learn more: www.imperva.com, our blog, on Twitter.

Imperva offers a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, medical, flexible time off and more. It’s an exciting time to work in the security space. Check out our products and services at www.imperva.com and career opportunities at www.imperva.com/careers

Legal Notice:
Imperva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.