Pre-Sales Application Engineer - (Cross Domain)

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PA Consulting
Consulting & professional services
1,001-5,000 employees
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About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Do you like understanding situations and customer challenges? Are you energised by helping people solve their problems?

We’re looking for someone to take on this Pre-Sales Cross Domain Systems Application Engineer role, building relationships with customers to understand their challenges and identify opportunities that our Oakdoor products could help them with. Your role will help build large cross domain solutions, drive our product development, and improve existing products.

As a small team, communication and sharing across the group is important for us and collaboration across the full team is very common. Your input will be an important tool shaping our growth and driving our vision for our next generation of products, services and support.

Oakdoor™ by PA Consulting is an incubated scale-up business that is disrupting the cyber security world of cross domain solutions. Bringing the next generation of ingenious hardware data diodes to the most important networks in the world. 

We build relationships with customers who want to protect their critical digital assets, from across a range of industries. By understanding common challenges and opportunities we use our insight to solve customer problems, nurturing relationships with organisations of varying maturity.

Flexible working - We are guided by our client work and needs; however, you have autonomy to manage your time and diary to suit your work/life balance.


  • Have technical and industry knowledge of cross domain systems and network security

  • Previous experience working with clients to develop network security solutions

  • Be energised by working with customers, sales and development teams

You will be based within the UK, with the ability to travel to clients as required, plus regular visits to your colleagues in the development team in Cambridge and London.

We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today by completing our online application

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What we love about working on Oakdoor !

“Oakdoor is a well-managed team of people who are great to work with. The project excels in agile practices and principles and is a great place to learn.”  Software Engineer

"I like that we are actual partners with our customers. Over many years we have built deep trust that allows us to be curious about their challenges, and creative with potential ideas to help solve them.” COO

“I was excited to join Oakdoor because there was a chance to be first in the door to shape and present the commercial offering to the market. It’s a special opportunity to tackle existing network security challenges in way that you wouldn’t typically find elsewhere, that’s why I joined.” Account Executive

“There is a pride in the quality of our product design and hardware production.” CTO

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.