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Sr. Sales Engineer (CA Bay Area)



Sales & Business Development
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

MixMode is the leader in delivering generative AI cybersecurity solutions at scale. MixMode offers a patented, self-supervised learning Platform designed to detect known and unknown threats in real-time across cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environments. The MixMode Platform can be deployed seamlessly in minutes, adapting to the specific dynamics of an individual network without requiring rules, training, or tuning by security operators. The result is a truly autonomous threat detection platform that dramatically enhances the efficiency of SOC teams and delivers tangible business outcomes in days. Large enterprises with big data environments, including global entities in financial services, fortune 1K commercial enterprises, critical infrastructure, and government sectors, trust MixMode to protect their most critical assets. Backed by PSG and Entrada Ventures, the company is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. Learn more at

Job Title: Sales Engineer
Location: Santa Barbara, CA or Remote in the CA Bay Area

Job Summary:

The Sales Engineer (SE) works collaboratively to support the RFP, sales demonstration proof of concept, and technical sales processes. The SE is seen as the technical sales expert through the sales cycle and will address questions and concerns that arise during both prospect and existing customer engagements. Successful candidates have experience owning technical pre-sales cycles for prospects and partners from initial contact through product demonstration to POC to close. Ideal candidates are technically proficient in cybersecurity, networking, advanced analytics, technical writing, and demonstrate stellar listening, creative problem solving and customer relationship skills.


  • Understand the customer’s requirements and articulate how MixMode meets their needs, budget and timeline.
  • Demonstrate the MixMode platform while providing technical and best guidance both technical and non-technical audiences. Understand MixMode’s differentiators. Research the technical requirements of an opportunity to scope and architect a solution that meets the customer’s needs.
  • Provide technically accurate, sales and marketing appropriate , written and verbal responses to prospect Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI).
  • Conduct Proof of Concept (POC) engagements for sales opportunities, including scoping, mutually agreed upon deliverables, desired outcome agreement with the prospect, as well as installation and configuration of the MixMode Platform. Candidates must be able to lead POC review calls before, during, and after POC engagements, and provide technical content for executive reviews upon completion..
  • Accurately and professionally address prospect technical questions and objections from the POC / sales opportunity process.
  • Prepare and deliver prospect and customer presentations, including demonstrations of MixMode, to address customer requirements and in support of marketing or partner activities on an as-needed basis.
  • Work with the MixMode Support, Engineering and Product teams to resolve outstanding issues, communicate feature requests as well as prospect and partner meeting trends to help ensure alignment.
  • Support the implementation and growth of existing MixMode customers, as needed, by providing technical and use-case demonstrations and support.
  • Maintain MixMode demo environment to ensure current exploits & tactics can be demonstrated to customers.


  • BS in engineering, computer science or technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 8 years sales engineer experience in cybersecurity and networking technology or advanced analytics domains preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to articulate technical knowledge to business and technical contacts alike..
  • Creativity, positivity & the ability to think critically and problem solve.
  • Experience working with virtualized environments (VMWare, Hyper-V, etc.).
  • Experience working with networking technologies such as SPAN, TAP, routing, switching, firewalls, and proxies.
  • Experience working with public cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GPC etc.).
  • Familiarity with various cybersecurity tools and exploitation methodologies, common malware families, and Antivirus evasion techniques.
  • Experience with modeling and demonstrating cybersecurity exploits in a lab environment for demonstration purposes.
  • Working knowledge of industry frameworks (MITRE, Cyber Killchain etc.)
  • Scripting and programming experience (Bash, Python, PowerShell, Ansible, Terraform)
  • Incident Response experience is a plus
  • CISSP or other security qualifications desired (not required).


  • Success being part of an exciting high-growth company — where growth often eclipses the structure that supports it.
  • Experience working with channel partners and understanding of a channel-centric go to market approach.
  • Experience working for vendors in the enterprise cybersecurity security space.

Pursuant to California law, we must display the pay range for this job. Since we are willing to hire within a broad spectrum of qualifications, we also reflect a broad pay range. The range that we are targeting for this position is $250,000 - $300,000 OTE per year, though we can adjust based on individual qualifications. Individual salary is determined by qualifications, role, level, and location.

Compensation and benefits are competitive based on industry standards. Benefits for full-time team members include:

  • Remote-First Work Culture
  • Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Basic & Voluntary Life and AD&D
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Paid Holidays & Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

MixMode provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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Please note: MixMode does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of MixMode.