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Senior Sales Engineer PacNW

Sales Engineers (SE)

, United States

The Opportunity

Due to our growth, our Imperva team is looking for a passionate and customer-centric Senior Sales Engineer (SE) to join the Global Field Sales Team, to be preferably based in the Pacific NorthWest US territory.


Our ideal candidate is someone whose main technical strengths include: Web Application SecDevOps, Database Security Architecture, or advanced reporting and data warehousing experience.


Imperva is a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value data residing in the data center or cloud platforms. Thousands of the world's leading businesses, government organizations, and service providers rely on Imperva solutions to protect against data breaches, meet compliance mandates, and manage data risk.


The Senior Sales Engineer (SE) will work alongside the Regional Sales Managers as part of the Global Sales Team to oversee the sales support of Imperva's products to existing and prospective customers within the assigned geographic region. This also includes assisting the sales team with pre-sales technical presentations. This could involve working closely with sales managers, prospects, and partners as a subject-matter expert to demonstrate how a proposed solution meets and exceeds customer requirements. 



  • Participate in sales conference calls and prospect visits, providing product demonstrations in person and via Zoom, and working with prospects at both a technical and business level to show how Imperva's solutions can provide value to them.
  • Possess demonstrable skills in customer-centric selling and a proven track record using it to help drive revenue.
  • Participate as a technical resource at trade shows and conferences when needed.
  • Work independently and as a vital member of a sales team.
  • Work with the sales team to strategize on sales approaches to develop business. 
  • Ensure successful on-site product evaluations and post sale installations when necessary. 
  • Manage the Regional Account customer base on behalf of their technical needs.
  • Plan, manage, and execute customer product pilots.


  • 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: network security, web application development, data architect, database administration, or related security solutions; sales engineer experience is a bonus but must possess the relevant technical expertise to be successful
  • Possess a solid understanding of web applications, database, security, and auditing environments
  • Must be comfortable working from a Linux command shell to perform everyday administrative tasks and installations
  • Must have a foundational 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
  • Exposure in IAM, DevSecOps, CI/CD pipeline and practices, cloud security, cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, and GCP) – a significant advantage
  • Experience with scripting and/or automation tools - an advantage
  • Knowledge of advanced internet route selection protocols - an advantage
  • Self-reliant time management, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills. Driven to personal success without explicit top-down instructions. 
  • Excellent written, oral communication and strong interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills
  • Able to effectively present technical material to small and large groups
  • Requires 50% travel availability and flexibility (pending CDC green-light for resuming travel)
  • Must have access to a functional location to host Zoom conference calls with presenter video-enabled. 

Our Company:

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.