Presales Specialist- Application Security
Micro Focus
Mumbai, India
6d ago

Job Description :

At Micro Focus, everything we do is based on a simple idea : The fastest way to get results is to build on what you have.

Our software solutions enable organizations to do just that. Secure and scalable, with analytics built in, they bridge the gap between existing and emerging IT fast-tracking digital transformations across DevOps, Hybrid IT, Security, and Predictive Analytics.

In the race to innovate, Micro Focus customers have the clear advantage. Our portfolio spans the following areas : DevOps IT Operations Cloud Security Info Governance Big Data, Machine Learning, & Analytics

Who We Are

Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, delivering the mission-critical software that keeps the digital world running.

We combine pragmatism, discipline, and customer-centric innovation to deliver trusted, proven solutions that customers need in order to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.

That’s high tech without the drama.

The Fortify Application Security Solutions Architect (AppSec SA) provides proactive support to drive achievement of application security sales targets across the designated region and is a technical specialist, expert in the Micro Focus Fortify solutions.

The AppSec SA will need both technical developer and pre-sales experience to work with regional sales teams and support customer technical sales engagements, expedite opportunities and identify and address issues.

The AppSec SA will be responsible for working with the account teams across the entire Appsec solution sales cycle.

Business and Technical Skills

  • Deep technical working knowledge around Application Security testing with a development background
  • Knowledge around DevOps and Agile development processes and how application security testing fits within this domain
  • Understands and is able to articulate customer business and technical requirements around Application Security solutions and processes
  • Architects appropriate technical solution to meet the business and technical requirements. Able to present this back to customer and account teams and describe business value and technical differentiation
  • Works with customers to establish the validity of a solution, its components and to create proof of concepts where required
  • Identifies potential challenges for the proposed solution
  • Optimizes solution to maximize the competitive advantage
  • Actively identifies opportunities to assist peers globally in area of expertise (e.g., writing white-papers).
  • Represents the company as technical expert with customers; shares knowledge in area of expertise and links to related technology areas.
  • Delivers customer workshops as appropriate for further understanding of issues and buy-in to the company's proposal
  • Builds customer loyalty through continuous innovation, becoming a trusted advisor
  • Actively supports the account team with solution advice, proposals, presentations, and other customer communications
  • Responsible for defining, developing & supporting the sales process for technology and solutions with account teams. Engages in account transactions based on technical expertise required in specific deals / programs leveraging specialized knowledge base across multiple accounts.

    Focuses on area of technical expertise, Responsible for technical consulting work with customers in selling and supporting company products, services and systems, or software.

    Provides technical support in sales presentations, product demonstrations and customer training.

    Responsibilities :

    Opportunity analysis.

  • Gathers and assesses customer needs, both business and technical.
  • Identifies related needs (lead generation, opportunity expansion).
  • Identifies site-specific and corporate parameters and constraints that impact the solution.
  • Identifies likely problem areas that require attention.
  • Identifies information on competitors and product roll- out data / training needs and proactively positions the company strengths as a relative value position in the account.
  • Solution Planning and Design.

  • Investigates and optimizes a solution's fit to the requirements of an opportunity, both current and future.
  • Establishes the validity of a solution and its components; creates proof of concept where required.
  • Identifies the growth path and scalability options of a solution and includes these in design activities.
  • Actively identifies opportunities to assist peers globally in area of expertise (e.g., writing white-papers).
  • Client / customer relationship.

  • Maintains excellent communications with customer executive management and business executives globally.
  • Represents the company as a technical expert with customers; shares knowledge in area of expertise and links to related technology areas.
  • Delivers customer workshops as appropriate for further understanding of issues and buy-in to the company's proposal.
  • Advances opportunities through the use of effective consultative selling techniques.
  • Builds customer loyalty through continuous innovation, becoming a trusted advisor.
  • Partners effectively with others in the account to ensure problem resolution and customer satisfaction.
  • Team collaboration

  • Actively supports the account team with solution advice, proposals, presentations, and other customer communications.
  • Analyzes and provides support to deals in the pipeline where needed.
  • Transfers knowledge to presales peers via mentoring and playing leadership roles in peer education programs.
  • Understands the roles and effectively directs other teams and resources within the company and partners globally.
  • Identifies overlooked opportunities suggested by technical expertise.
  • Facilitates smooth transition from sales to implementation by orienting the appropriate teams to the solution design.
  • Education and Experience Required :

  • Technical University or Bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred.
  • Typically 12+ years’ experience in technical consultative selling and account management.
  • Technical and solutions experience in Application Security
  • Knowledge and Skills :

    Technical / Solution acumen

  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of the company's Application Security technology & solutions.
  • Expert in competitive solutions knowledge.
  • Leverages the company's solutions to support customer IT strategic directions, creating extensive customer business value.
  • Applies deep understanding of technical innovations & trends to solving customer business problems.
  • Strong credibility with the company's business units and account teams based on history of solid results and contributions.
  • Establishes thought leadership in technical specialty area with customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as the lead for large complex projects at a Regional or global level.
  • Has a deep understanding of the company's product & service capability for multiple BU's.
  • Has demonstrated extensive hands-on level skills with a broad range of the technology.
  • Business & Industry acumen

  • Demonstrates skilled use of financial and capital investment concepts in justifying solutions that create business value for the customer.
  • Utilizes deep knowledge of customer value chain and business requirements to create and propose solutions.
  • Persuasively communicates the value of the solution in terms of financial return and impact on customer business goals.
  • Understands business metrics and drivers for multiple levels of customer management and appropriately tailors communications to demonstrate value.
  • Extensive level of industry acumen; keeps current with trends and able to converse with client on issues and challenges at multiple levels of customer management.
  • Demonstrates strong communications skills with customer management, as well as C-level executives.
  • Leverages deep understanding of the competition - both positioning strategy and technology - to create a competitive advantage for company.
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