Proofpoint Sales Engineer, Benelux in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sales Engineer, Benelux

Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands


Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

  • Build and enhance our proven security platform

  • Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture

  • Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

  • Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

We are looking for a proven expert in cybersecurity, email and data protection as Sales Engineer based in The Netherlands to cover Benelux area.

You will be working within the South EMEA sales team covering The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, supporting our Regional Sales Manager, sales staff, channel partners and customers.

In this role you will deliver exciting and informative product demonstrations to potential and current Proofpoint customers, assist in professional services deployments, technical training, and industry seminars and/or trade shows.

This position will report into our Field Sales Engineering Manager in France and traveling is part of this position.

Your day-to-day

  • Collaborate with Proofpoint sales professionals as well as channel partners, to help deliver the most successful security platform for each customer

  • Take the lead as the customer’s technical main point of contact and become the trusted advisor. This may include technical Q&A, proof-of-concept, competitive bake-off scenarios, RFP response and more, with the ultimate goal of maintaining a world class customer experience

  • Design complex email and data security solutions and assist in the building of quotations for customer sales presentations

  • Share and relay experiences and customer feedback to Product Management, Marketing and Product Development (Engineering) teams to help our tradition of continuous improvement

What you bring to the team

  • Expert level experience in cybersecurity, either secure messaging, content or application security

  • Experience managing or implementing enterprise email solutions such as Exchange or Lotus Domino or savant level knowledge of SMTP

  • Extensive industry experience in technical support, professional services or sales engineering

  • Experience selling software solutions to mid-enterprise and larger organizations

  • Deep understanding of the market landscape and competition

  • Other helpful experience includes

  • Experience administering or deploying Firewall, IPS/IDS, Web Proxy, Sandboxing, CASB

  • Experience administering or deploying Linux/Unix systems

  • Understanding of / or experience with Directory Services including Active Directory, Novell, Sun ONE, et al

  • Thorough understanding of various web and network protocols including SMTP, LDAP, HTTP, TCP and more

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), presentation and negotiation skills

  • Fluency in Dutch and English is required for this role

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science preferred, but not required

  • CISSP or other industry certification optional

Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!


Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Proofpoint does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, Proofpoint will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter or agency fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Proofpoint explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.