Sales Engineer, UK

StorageOS sunflower

StorageOS is a software-defined, scale-out storage platform for running enterprise containerized applications in production.  We are seeking a highly personable DevOps engineer to provide engineering and logistical support to our sales team, and help drive the sales process.

The role

Working alongside our Product Reliability Engineering team, your responsibilities would include:

  • understanding the product in-depth to provide support to the sales process
  • presenting the product to highly technical audiences
  • creating and running live product demonstrations to business/technical audiences
  • working with other engineers to create innovative designs for different use cases
  • driving the POC (proof-of-concept) process
  • capturing customer feedback and feeding back to engineering
  • understanding our competition, providing qualitative competitive analysis
  • producing technical sales content (slides, battle cards, etc.)
  • attending conferences to represent the product

This role is designed to focus on UK and European strategic customers, but as many of these are global organizations, you may work with our sales teams in other regions or may need to travel for customer requirements.

Due to the highly technical nature of our product, we require someone who can form a bridge between the engineering and sales efforts. The successful applicant will be required to liaise with a variety of clients, from the highly technical to the more business orientated. An ability to gauge levels of technical understanding and pitch appropriately is key.

Minimum requirements

At a minimum, the successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • good basic Linux skills (cli/basic troubleshooting)
  • familiarity with containers
  • exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Preferred experience

  • Hands-on experience with one or more cloud provider
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes
  • Some operational experience in the systems administration/devops field
  • Some scripting (bash/python)
  • Open-source databases
  • Knowledge of other software defined storage products like Ceph, Gluster, etc
  • A broad awareness of infrastructure is also desirable for this role
  • Startup experience – a willingness to get stuck in
  • Experience presenting to a technical audience
  • Any experience with technical pre-sales is a bonus

We’re a small and very focused team and there’s great scope to direct your career based on your interests and strengths. If you’re a self-starter and interested in making a real difference in a well-funded startup project that’s going places, this could be for you.

Our stack and ecosystem

  • Go (golang)
  • C
  • Javascript / AngularJS
  • Etcd
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • OpenShift

How we work

  • Engineering is composed of Software Engineering and Product Reliability Engineering teams
  • We follow agile methodologies
  • We have open discussions where everyone is encouraged to participate and contribute ideas
  • We are very committed to executing on our vision and responding to customer needs
  • We enjoy interacting with potential users, often at meetups and other industry events (DockerCon, Kubecon, Red Hat Summit, CoreOS Fest, GoUK)

How to apply

Please email us at [email protected]

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