Inside Sales Engineer, Manchester, UK

Manchester, United Kingdom
Sales – Sales Engineering /
Permanent /
About Us
Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully managed, turnkey security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at 

Role Summary
The Internal Sales Engineer supports the EMEA North sales organization in all technical matters regarding pre-sales, sales calls, and customer awareness. This is a Hybrid role, to be based in the Manchester office at least 3 days per week.

What You Will Do

    • Support EMEA North sales team with technical expertise for customers 101-1000 users.
    • Build meaningful relationships with key customer technical decision-makers to understand customer requirements and recommend appropriate solutions.
    • Serve as subject matter expert and technical lead for Sophos technology portfolio and conduct technical virtual and onsite meetings, product demos, and proof of concepts with customers.
    • Provide secondary sales engineering coverage for field sales teams in 1001+ user band including RFP Management, Backup SE Support, POC Staging and setup, and Onsite travel as needed.
    • Provide support for customer success motions to promote cross-selling and portfolio expansion within the current Sophos customer base utilizing the following activities: Health Checks, Threatparser, NIST Assessments, and MDR Tabletop.
    • Work with the Channel Sales team and partner community to create a pipeline through indirect engagements.
    • Based in the Manchester Sales office 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday).

What You Will Bring

    • 3-5 years in a sales support/technical role working with decision-makers in large organizations with a proven track record of achieving and exceeding sales quotas.
    • Foundational technical knowledge of Networking solutions and Cyber Security.
    • Foundational understanding of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services as well as Incident Response offerings
    • Strong verbal communication skills for delivering high-quality, engaging product demos.
    • Ability to deliver outstanding customer experience and clearly articulate competitive advantages, both technical and business levels.
    • Experience in selling through and with channel partners, and ability to thrive in a team selling environment.
    • Thrives in a supportive, sales-focused environment and efficiency-minded team player, excited to work towards a common goal with global teams, from different cultures and backgrounds.
    • Add value thru best-in-class support and growth mindset.

Ready to Join Us?
At Sophos, we believe in the power of diverse perspectives to fuel innovation. Research shows that candidates sometimes hesitate to apply if they don't check every box in a job description. We challenge that notion. Your unique experiences and skills might be exactly what we need to enhance our team. Don't let a checklist hold you back – we encourage you to apply.

What's Great About Sophos?
·   Sophos operates a remote-first working model, making remote work the primary option for most employees. However, some roles may necessitate a hybrid approach. Please refer to the location details in our job postings for further information.
·   Our people – we innovate and create, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit
·   Employee-led diversity and inclusion networks that build community and provide education and advocacy
·   Annual charity and fundraising initiatives and volunteer days for employees to support local communities
·   Global employee sustainability initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint
·   Global fitness and trivia competitions to keep our bodies and minds sharp
·   Global wellbeing days for employees to relax and recharge 
·   Monthly wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing

Our Commitment To You
We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know. 

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