Security Pre-Sales Engineer at AHEAD (Milwaukee, WI)

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AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. By weaving together advances in cloud infrastructure, automation and analytics, and software delivery, we help enterprises deliver on the promise of digital transformation.

Security Pre-Sales Engineer

The AHEAD Security Services team strives to ensure the long-term success of our clients by providing talented, passionate and specialized security consulting expertise. We are looking for a cyber security pre-sales consultant with strong customer service skills to help our clients assess, design and build effective security programs. The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills and experience in security governance, security risk management, security operations, and/or cyber incident response programs. 

The candidate must have ability to understand AHEAD’s security portfolio, identifying and driving deals is critical to the success of the position. Identify various purchasing stakeholders, creating sales presentations and delivering go to market messaging is essential. Additionally, the candidate should feel comfortable leading educational workshops covering security topics such as NIST 800-53 and CIS Critical Controls.


  • Provide guidance on building and/or maturing information security programs and the implementation of tools and technologies used for enterprise security
  • Evaluate client needs, coordinate design for a solution, and clearly communicate the value proposition of complex and highly technical subjects
  • Implement and/or assess existing security controls
  • Provide knowledge of tools and technologies used for enterprise security
  • Interface with clients to address concerns, issues or escalations; track and drive to closure any issues that impact the service and its value to clients


  • Bachelor’s degree in information security, information technology or related technical discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of professional information security experience
  • Understanding of security frameworks, such as ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, HIPAA/HITECH, or PCI DSS Fundamental understanding of networking, including TCP/IP protocols and network topology
  • Understanding of operating systems, including Windows and Linux
  • Understanding of security controls for common platforms and devices, including Windows, Linux and network equipment
  • Understanding of the components that comprise a successful information security program
  • Knowledge of tools used in penetration testing, security event analysis, incident response, computer forensics, malware analysis or other areas of security operations
  • Ability to travel
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to successfully interface with clients and manage expectations
  • Ability to document and explain technical details in a clear and concise manner

Desired Certifications

  • SANS (other)

Travel Expectations

  • 15 to 25% travel


Transparent management
Work alongside and collaborate with industry experts
Investment in training & development
Incentives for certifications
Ability to make an immediate impact
Flex PTO
Outstanding lab

More Information on AHEAD
AHEAD operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL, Brentwood, TN and Atlanta, GA. AHEAD was founded in 2007. It has 1154 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 151 open jobs at AHEAD, click here.
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