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POST DATE 10/10/2017
END DATE 3/30/2018

Fortinet Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Organization Overview
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments - be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 310,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs


California [CA]

United States [US]

Director, Product Marketing (AMMK420)

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Full Time Regular

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Position Overview
Director, Product Marketing- Security Information and Event Management

Fortinet is the worldwide leader in network security with more than 300,000 customers all around the globe. We are best known for our flagship FortiGate Enterprise Firewall, which is also the foundation of our Fortinet Security Fabric (establishing visibility across and peer-to-peer information sharing between all components of an organization s security infrastructure). A key element is our FortiSIEM offering that adds rich context from a great range of infrastructure as well as security devices into the Security Fabric.
As a result of accelerating success of this recently acquired and more deeply integrated component we are looking for a seasoned Product Marketing professional to play a strategic role within the Global Products and Solutions team. This is an exciting opportunity to define and execute the business strategy that takes a fast growth business to the next level.

Primary responsibilities fall into 4 categories:
* Set go to market plans
o Size and segment the email security market, identifying the best opportunities for the Fortinet offering
o Defining the target organization (audience and individual) with acute pains that we have an unfair competitive advantage in solving with FortiSIEM
o Setting and delivering the solution message that will convey that advantage and resultant value for the audience
* Lead cross-functional teams in executing the plans
o Collaborate with campaign and technical marketing to identify and create informational resources in various forms
o Work with corporate marketing on broad-based content for the web, social media, press and other vehicles
o Partner with analyst relations to leverage that trusted client resource
o Enable and support sales and channel enablement with tools and training
* Track and course correct the business
o Monitor-in quarter revenue progress and forecast
o Prepare quarterly business reviews and plans
o Investigate results, root causes and opportunities for expansion
* Be the primary subject matter expert and champion for the products and solutions
o Conduct online and in person events
o Run and participate in executive briefings for customers
o Establish/extend public persona in security circles by conducting threat briefings and other market education activities

Willing to mentor and help develop candidates of all experience, so the title and reporting lines are negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. The ideal candidate would be director level with 7-10 years of product marketing and/or product management experience. Other desired qualifications include a computer science background, understanding of malware, phishing and other cyber threat campaigns, comfort with SIEM and/or network monitoring technologies, strong communication skills, plus an entrepreneurial spirit. The location of the position is ideally here in Sunnyvale, CA, but alternative locations would be considered.

Accommodation: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Fortinet, Inc at (408) 235-7700 of for assistance.

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.