-2020SE - Sales Engineer
Vancouver, BC
4d ago

Job Description : Sales Engineer

ActiveState Platform - made by developers for developers! We are reinventing build engineering with an on-demand SaaS Platform and CLI tool that lets developers automate the building of any runtime environment using any open source language ecosystem on any platform.

In Beta right now, we support Python and Perl and we're hiring to add more languages and packages! We’re building an ambitious language distribution platform so that no engineer ever has to suffer dependency hell again, and we need your help to do it!

This position is based out of our headquarters in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Remote work is available during the current health situation and depending on the position may be considered afterwards , as long as you are able to work on a schedule that aligns with our core North American business hours of 10 : 00am - 4 : 00pm PST.

To help drive ActiveState’s next stage of growth of sales of our SaaS platform, we are looking for an energetic and hungry Sales Engineer to help grow our business.

Reporting to the VP, Sales & Corporate Development, the Sales Engineer will drive and actively support the technical discovery, presentation and evaluation stage of the sales process for the ActiveState Platform, mostly focused currently on Python and security related opportunities.

If you have a passion for new technologies / innovation, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a skill for communicating features that correlate to business benefits, and meet the criteria below, we'd love to have you apply.


  • Work with account executives on assigned direct customer / prospect and partner opportunities, prioritizing based on maximizing sales target achievements and corporate goals
  • Scope the technical solution required to address customer requirements, recommend solutions including security recommendations related to Python
  • Assess detailed technical requirements, then collaborate with engineering services and account managers to provide accurate estimates for custom work and SOWs
  • Manage process of guided trials to ensure successful experience and outcome
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with technical influencers amongst prospects, from CTO and VPs to software engineers
  • Respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs / RFPs
  • Collaborate with product management, engineering, customer success / support, and marketing, providing feedback from the field to internal stakeholders
  • Share technical product and industry knowledge with sales and marketing staff
  • Assist with post-sales customer success and services as required to ensure successful customer transition
  • Special projects to improve current processes related to security scanning, and data analysis for sales and customer success teams
  • Requirements : Education, Experience, Skills

  • University degree or college diploma in computer science or related field
  • 2-5+ years relevant experience with IT solutions in a business-to-business (B2B) environment
  • Experience selling to or working with large enterprises, particularly with highly secure IT environments, working with tech execs (VP-level) and technical staff (software developers, data scientists, etc)
  • Experience with Python a must; experience with other languages (Java, Go, Ruby, etc) an asset
  • Experience in applying Python to analytics / data science / machine learning use cases an asset
  • Experience with micro services architectures an asset
  • Experience with Linux, Windows, Docker, cloud (AWS, Azure or GCP), CI / CD, and artifact repository managers an asset
  • Passion for the use of open source in large enterprises, hands-on experience with open source platforms an asset
  • A natural problem solver with the ability to proactively multi-task and manage multiple opportunities and customers
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurial, strong work ethic, ability to be self-directed but also collaborative
  • Able to travel up to 25% (North America) as required
  • A fun and positive attitude, and a great sense of humor!
  • Working At ActiveState

    ActiveState has a collaborative, respectful, and professional culture. We’re all about working together to find the best solutions, and making sure that the experience of doing so is positive for everyone involved.

    There is a commitment from the CEO on down to making work at ActiveState a great experience for all.

    Our company is a team of 50+ and growing, with 2 / 3rds of the positions in technical roles. We maintain a set of core, overlapping hours, but we’re flexible with specific start and end times and are understanding about appointments and life events.

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