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System Engineer For Access Technologies

Toronto, ON
Full Time
2 days ago
Job Duties :
    • Conduct technical meetings with customers and resellers to highlight Fortinet Access Technologies and solutions (Access Points, Controllers, Switches, Network Access Control and End Point applications). • Provide pre-sales technical support to Fortinet Pre-Sales Engineers, Fortinet Sales representatives, Fortinet resellers and distributors, in order to positively influence sales within the region covered (Canada). • Travel within the assigned territory (Canada) to ensure all Fortinet Pre-Sales Engineers, distributors, partners and customers, get the appropriate level of attention and care, according to the importance of the accounts. • Coordinate and run demo labs or proof-of-concepts required by Fortinet Pre-Sales Engineers, in order to shorten the sales cycle and effectively highlight Fortinet advantages over competitors. • Create/Modify/Translate competitive documentation that can show in a convincing way, why Fortinet has a superior technology and product portfolio versus competitors, highlighting benefits to customers. • Give proper follow-up to VIP projects and promptly report any advances or potential issues, so the sales counterpart can be aware and proactively work on the next step. • Provide assistance on Site-Surveys and post-sales support cases, when customer relevance or project importance demands so. • Assist Fortinet Pre-Sales engineers and Fortinet resellers to perform technical design of security access solutions for customers. Recommend the best technical solution for a given scenario, in order to provide high quality products and services to Fortinet customers. • Support educational efforts (both in-classroom and remote via Webinars) targeted to keep a high degree of knowledge about Fortinet's solutions, to Fortinet Pre-Sales engineers, partners, resellers and distributor base. • Create technical documents and/or presentations that can help the partner base to perform better/quicker/more impressive demonstrations, to effectively show Fortinet's Wireless Technologies products strengths. • Create/Modify/translate presentations as needed to effectively deliver Fortinet's message to any type of audience. • Be a spokesperson, appropriately representing the company at public conferences, media and partner/Fortinet driven events. • Work with Corporate and Field Marketing teams, to help understand specific market needs in order to drive the appropriate activities that can impact positively market's perception towards Fortinet. • Participate and be part of the feedback process to Research and Development, on information that flows from customers, partners and distributors, regarding potential improvements in Fortinet product line. • Be part of the internal engineering communities (Tech Teams, mailing lists, Partner Forums) and assist others within or outside the region, in order to make Fortinet more successful as a company. • Take internal or external trainings as needed (including self-training modules) in order to keep product knowledge at the best possible, and be an expert resource for resellers, partners, distributors and other peers.

Job Experience / Abilities Required:

    • Deep technical knowledge on computer networks and Internet security. • Strong understanding of common TCP/IP Service Protocols, such as ICMP, DNS, FTP, SMTP, HTTP, SNMP, SSH. • Strong understanding in the following technologies and protocols: PPTP, L2TP, 802.1q, 802.1x, SSL, IKE, IPSec, 3DES, AES, SHA-1, MD5.

    • At least 5 years of experience in pre-sales for a network infrastructure, WLAN company. • Wireless domain experience - RF propagation, 802.11 protocol and security required. • Experience as operating systems administrator, either Microsoft Windows Sever or UNIX flavors/variants. • Experience with authentication systems such as LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+, Active Directory, Digital Certificates / PKI. • At least 2 product certifications on Networking, Firewalls, VPNs, IPS, Antivirus, AntiSpam, URL Filtering or Vulnerability Managers; that can be from Fortinet or from other competitor products is a plus. • At least 2 years of experience on engineering presales activities, including: Sales meetings, Proof-of-concepts, Technical trainings, product sizing, solution design, assisting on creating sales proposals (with sales persons) and answering RFPs / public bids. • Previous experience (at least one year) working with End Users on the assigned territory ( Canada ). • Oral and written communications in French/Spanish is a plus. • Strong analytical skills oriented to details. • Ability to be autodidact and learn new knowledge areas on his/her own. • Proven track as problem solver. • Highly organized. Capable of working and multi-tasking across multiple projects. • Exceptional presenter. Strong ability to present to audiences of all sizes, either at technical level or management level (up to C-level). • Self-motivated, with ability to work without direct supervision. • Adaptable and flexible, operating in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. • Ability to work and take quick decisions under pressure. • Availability to travel up to 50% of the time. • Availability to travel on short notice. • An independent information/network/computer security certification from CWNP, SANS, (ISC)2, ISACA, BS7799/ISO17799 is a plus. • Demonstrated experience working on distributed teams is a plus. • Previous experience working with channels and/or with an assigned quota, a plus.

Other Job Requirements :

Bachelor / Engineering degree on Computer Science, Electronics or Telecommunications granted by a University recognized by the local Education System and/or Education Authority.

Must be a citizen or be legal resident and have a valid working visa for Canada

Must currently live in Toronto or Ottawa.


Direct Reports: None.

Reports to: Leandro Werder. Director, Sales Engineering - Secure Access Technologies - Canada, LATAM and Caribbean

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