Channel Cyber Security Specialist

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP


Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved


Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.



On offer is the opportunity to continue developing your IT Cyber Security career by joining an established, highly successful Global Cyber Security organization based in Oxfordshire.


We are seeking a talented individual to bring technical enthusiasm, passion, skill and knowledge to our highly experienced Sales Engineering team, where you will help to provide pre-sales support and technical enablement primarily to the UKI Channel Partner community.


The main responsibilities of the role include forging technical relationships with channel partners to help them develop, enable, support and sell our industry leading solutions to their customers. You will train and support them to provide demo’s, run evaluations, install and support our solutions. Providing partners with per opportunity level support to allow them to deliver Sophos solutions into their client base or enable them to manage as a Managed Service Partner.


In addition to these responsibilities, you will become a trusted security advisor and work closely with Sophos / Partner sales teams during sales calls, meetings and help evangelizing Sophos solutions at exhibitions and partner events. In return, we operate in a fun, nurturing environment that provides full training in our solutions and support you as you continue developing core IT skills to support your developing career.


Duties & Responsibilities:



  • Provide technical training & enablement for partners / customers on Sophos solutions (via classroom, virtual or online training formats).
  • Support the partner certification program for partners
  • Develop and Support Partner On boarding and develop joint Enablement Plans
  • Proactively manage and deliver technical information to partners and customers both onsite, online, and via telephone
  • Regularly visit partners based around the UK and Ireland
  • Shadow partner led pre/post sale installations to help technically enable partners in Sophos solutions


  • Act as a key member of the Sophos and partner selling team
  • Cultivate strong consultative relationships with individuals in customer and partner organizations to ensure customer and partner satisfaction
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry, technical and competitive landscape to ensure the presentation and sale of the best Sophos solutions
  • Attend and support Partner events as required


  • Present & Evangelise Sophos Solutions at Industry, partner or customer events
  • Provide technical pre-sales support for both Sophos and partner led sales opportunities
  • Provide online webinars or onsite demos with partners to their customers and prospects
  • Manage key aspects of the sales cycle including requirements gathering, demos, proof of concept, and product specification
  • Support the achievement of bookings quota in the assigned territory
  • Log all activity to maintain accuracy of CRM/PRM/Support systems
  • Complete the technical element for RFPs drawing on internal systems and best practice for standard answers and solutions


Skills & Experience:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills to customers and partners
  • Understanding Customer and Partner Businesses to position the Sophos solutions
  • Tech Savvy
  • Decision Making to help support sales process
  • Takes the Initiative and Action Orientated to ensure partners are onboarded and selling our solutions
  • Working with the Sales team to align joint business goals and drive partner performance
  • Driven to constantly learn new skills, technologies and new solutions



Equal Opportunities & Privacy


Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.


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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.