Principal Security Specialist

Req ID: R31797

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Principal Security Specialist

  • Prague, Czechia
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full_time

Citrix builds the secure digital workspace technology that frees 400,000 customers to do their very best work from anywhere. By joining our award-winning workplace, you’ll be included in the globally diverse, collaborative team that values work-life balance. Come see why Fortune named us one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Let’s innovate and grow together!

What we're looking for:

We are looking for an experienced Security Specialist to join our team. You will be part of Global Presale's and Solutions Consulting team at Wrike, as a presale's security subject matter expert.

If you're someone who is comfortable speaking security strategy to both the CEO and customers, then this could be a perfect fit for you. As such, you will be responsible for technical relationships with Sales, customers, and prospects, where you will identify and match technology capabilities with our customers’ business and security needs. In this role, you will focus on the security aspects our SaaS based solutions and address customer concerns around cloud governance.

Role Responsibilities:

  • You will establish yourself as a trusted advisor and technical expert with both prospects and customers while working alongside the sales teams and partners within given territory. 

  • You will build and maintain relationships with key customers to solidify reference accounts and to assist the account teams with defining plans to drive more business. 

  • You will have excellent knowledge and proven experience selling to enterprise customers. Knowledge of enterprise network security technologies including but not limited to: HTTP and web security technologies, proxies, caches, firewalls, SSL/TLS, GRE and IPsec tunnelling, DNS, load balancing, WAN optimisation technologies, VPN's, DLP, anti-virus, spam and spyware solutions (Gateway and SaaS), detection of advanced threats. 

  • You will deal with core security and auditing frameworks used by enterprises globally. 

  • You will maintain a low-level understanding of auditing, legal and data sovereignty concepts and tools used by enterprises to translate requirements and formulate value added solutions for customers. 

  • You will identify and document specific problems with prospective and current customers which can be solved through the deployment of integrated Workspace and Security solutions 

  • You will architect and propose validated solutions and security frameworks which address the identified cybersecurity problems in each unrivalled environment 

  • You will maintain a keen awareness of competitive landscape, market trends and security paradigms across the customer base. 

  • You will work closely with Product Leadership to articulate industry trends, customer needs and product improvement areas. Occasionally, supplements Product Management resources in product conversations with customers. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 

  • Pre-Sales or systems engineering experience in high tech with a record of success in driving customer adoption of technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Core Networking, Routers and Switches, Load Balancing, WAN optimisation, SDWAN, GRE and IPsec tunnelling 

  • Web security technologies including but not limited to CASB, Access Control, Secure Web Gateway, NGFW, IDS/IPS, DLP, Malware sandboxing, Content filtering, SSL Inspection, intrusion prevention and analytics 

  • Authentication technologies including 2FA, LDAP, SAML, OIDC, FIDO2 experience desirable 

  • Expertise in security focused architectural requirements across public clouds including Azure, GCP and AWS 

  • Deep understanding of cybersecurity products, integrations, and critical cyber threats facing enterprise environments. 

  • Relevant Industry Certifications Preferred: CCIE, CISSP, CCSP or equivalent. 

Functional Area:

Presales Shared Services


What you’re looking for:

Everyone is welcome at Citrix. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of belonging, and celebrate bringing our courageous, authentic selves to work. We believe this way of working helps us innovate, and it’s just one of the reasons why our employees continuously recognize Citrix as a great place to work.

Citrix helps make work more sustainable to benefit the planet, our business, and our communities. For more than 30 years, we have empowered individuals and organizations to work remotely or work from anywhere, reducing commuting emissions and energy consumption in the process. 

We are the #1 leader in Virtual Client Computing (VCC) and #2 in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) space, and we have key partnerships with top cloud providers. We’ll give you the tools, learning opportunities, mentorship, and flexibility to achieve your goals. Come see why you belong at Citrix, with our culture supporting purposeful innovation and growth from within. 

The Benefits

We offer a competitive total rewards package* that includes:

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement benefits
  • Time off and absence programs
  • Professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Paid volunteer time and charitable matching of employee donations
  • Employee resource groups
  • And more!

**Please note that benefits may vary based on location.


Citrix Systems, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, genetic carrier status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, protected veteran status and other protected classifications.

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Citrix welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the job application process, please contact us at (877) 924-8749 or email us at ASKHR@citrix.com for assistance.

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