Cloud Security Architect (Sales)
Portland, OR
Job Description

Our Cloud Security Architect (Sales) is responsible for actively driving and managing the evaluation and prospecting stages of the sales process. This position serves as a Sales Engineer, collaborating with account executives as a subject matter expert for the services Anitian offers.

The ideal candidate will be able to clearly articulate complex information security and compliance concepts to both business and technical prospects. This includes asking open-ended questions, gathering requirements, analyzing client need, crafting solutions, and explaining Anitian's value proposition to clients. We prefer candidates who have a background with some hands-on technical responsibilities but are also able to quickly and effectively build high-trust relationships with people of all personality types.


Build high-trust relationships with a diverse array of customers
Actively network and identify opportunities for Anitian
Listen to clients and assess their needs
Ask appropriate, open-ended questions to incite conversation and gather intelligence
Deliver clear value propositions
Interpret client’s needs and translate them into solutions
Collaborate with account executives to generate proposals
Conduct technical presentations to clients
Collaborate with multiple teams within the company to help define Anitian's products and services
Collaborate with leadership to design, optimize, and augment service and product offerings
Provide training and content for sales team
Participate in the information security community and promote Anitian’s message
Contribute to Anitian’s blog and other marketing materials
Attend trade shows and conferences


Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years experience in a technical sales role, with a preference on consulting or services sales
Minimum of 5 years experience in a Sales Engineer role in SaaS / cloud cyber security.
Outstanding communication skills (written and oral) including experience responding to RFPs
Ability to communicate the solution value
Strong presentation and demo skills
Ability to maintain a high level of productivity in a fast-paced, team environment while managing multiple competing priorities
Experience collaborating with partners.
Experience working in the AWS cloud infrastructure
Strong understanding of DevOps principles
Cyber Security / Compliance industry experience
Strong working knowledge of PCI, NIST, ISO, HIPAA, FedRAMP and other compliance or security frameworks
Extensive experience with information security concepts, practices, and technologies
We prefer candidates with a background that includes hands-on technology experience
Ability to eliminate sales obstacles through creative and adaptive approaches
Highly organized and driven by success
Entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning
High energy level and a ‘can do’ attitude
Ability to build rapport and trust with people
Ability to think strategically, build plans, and execute against those plans
Strong time management skills
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with SalesForce is a plus
Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science or related a plus).
CISSP certification or similar

Additional Information

This position is based in the Portland, OR area
Remote work will be considered for this position
Relocation reimbursement is not available
Competitive compensation package including salary and incentives
Four weeks of PTO with rollover allowance
Nine paid holidays
Generous benefit package includes 100% paid health care premium and vision for the employee and dental benefits
401K retirement plan, up to 4% matching after a year, and profit sharing
Travel is involved as needed. A rough estimate is 25-40% travel per week.
Educational / professional development reimbursement program
Candidates must pass a criminal background check, reference check and drug test before being hired.
Sponsorship for work visas not available for this position
Recruiters, do not contact us about this job