Kappa Search | Technical Sales Recruiters | Network Sales Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago technical recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, technology and technical sales recruitment and placement. One of our high-tech clients is currently recruiting for a Chicago-based Sales Engineer with network hardware products experience.

The primary focus of this position is to support customers with adopting and integrating network security products. The SE is a key player in the sales cycle, providing excellent technical support from the pre-sales to the post-sales stage. This position is located in the Midwest territory and based in Chicago.

Job Description & Responsibilities:

  • The Sales Engineer is responsible for all technical, solution, and competitive aspects of the sale
  • SE’s must be both sales focused and technically astute
  • They must be successful selling to the enterprise sector the technical merits of Networks solution
  • The SE will work, in conjunction with Sales, Marketing, Support and Product Managers to be the technical bridge between our Sales Representatives and their pre-sales customers
  • The SE will take ownership of the prime technical relationship with our pre-sales customers to drive customer satisfaction by proactively managing and delivering technical information to our customers both onsite, online, and via telephone

Required Skills:

  • 5 + years of enterprise class hardware/software selling experience to enterprise customers including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, high-tech and Fortune 2000 global companies
  • Expertise in the area of IP networking
  • Experience with packet capture and analysis techniques and tools
  • Experience with network security tools such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, DLP, malware detection, etc.
  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies and platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, persuasion, presentation and writing skills
  • Outstanding problem solving skills, including the ability to meet a business requirement with a technical solution
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, LANs and network infrastructure
  • Superior solution scoping abilities, using our existing solution and influencing new product development
  • Must be willing to work in a fast paced environment with multiple roles, and demonstrate high emotional intelligence
  • Bachelor’s degree is a must
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Previous consulting experience implementing enterprise class hardware/software solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of the IT asset management space