Splunk Sales Engineer Manager- Strategic in Chicago, Illinois

Sales Engineer Manager- Strategic

Location- Chicago or Minneapolis

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success.

Would you like the opportunity to work at a fast-growing company that is changing the way that information is used to support business decisions?

Job Description:

Splunk is seeking a highly motivated, results oriented individual to join our dynamic presales team. Would you like the opportunity to work at a fast-growing company that is changing the way that information is used to support business decisions? You will manage a team of Sales Engineers in support of sales to achieve revenue targets and ensure customer success. Take the lead technical role in your region supporting sales activities, actively engaged with key customers and opportunities. Ensure tight alignment between field sales and other organizations within Splunk. This is a hands-on combo coach/player management role.

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!

  • Manage a team of Sales Engineers in the Central Region area helping to ensure sales and customer success;

  • Engage directly with Sales and Sales Leadership to provide support for pre-sales activities across all Splunk solutions;

  • Conduct pipeline recruiting efforts to find and hire top sales engineering talent within your region. Mentor/coach new hires during on-boarding and subsequent phases to ensure proper ramping of SE skills and capabilities.

  • Ensure that your team is enabled to support all required Splunk products and solutions along with required sales/soft skills;

  • Work closely with Sales to develop strategic and technical account plans;

  • Interact with customers and prospects as this is a “player / coach” role;

  • Develop a close working relationship with Professional Services, Customer Success Management, and Education to ensure alignment between pre and post sales activities;

  • Support Professional Services by identifying and recommending new opportunities, providing resources for engagements and follow major engagements to ensure success;

  • Deliver semi-annual performance reviews using the skill/will and 360 methodologies along with assisting SE’s with building out and executing their individual development plans;

  • Manage performance and key talent closely ensuring that we are taking the necessary actions to retain top talent and manage performance at all levels.;

  • Conduct regular 1:1’s with team members to provide constructive feedback and skills development;

  • Work cross functionally with support, product management, engineering, and other organizations to ensure alignment with the field, provide process and product feedback, and resolve critical customer situations.

  • Deliver presentations and technical briefings to customers on Splunk products and solutions. Assist and manage with critical Splunk evaluations and POC’s;

Requirements: I’ve already done or have that!

  • At least 8+ year’s experience in technically selling and supporting software products to large commercial businesses.

  • At least 2+ year’s related SE Management experience highly preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral. Ability to communicate complex ideas; Very articulate.

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

  • Experience and familiarity with the Splunk portfolio is preferred.

  • Experience and familiarity with IT management products and services is helpful.

  • Experience with networking, server, application, virtualization, big data, and web technologies is preferred.

  • Some database query language (SQL), report development is preferred.

  • Some Unix or Linux based scripting language (Perl, Python, *sh) is desirable.

  • Domain expertise with IT Operations, Application Management, and/or Security/Compliance is desirable.

  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people; challenge and lead people toward their peak performance.

  • You live in Chicago or Minneapolis metropolitan area.

Are you looking for an incredible place to work that celebrates innovation, leadership and creativity? Please contact us. Splunk offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. When you join Splunk you'll be working with a team who are as passionate about our products as our customers' success.

We value diversity at our company. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which you are applying.

About Splunk

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of big data—generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile phone location data, website clickstreams, social data, sensors, RFID and much more.

Splunk is focused specifically on the challenges and opportunity of taking massive amounts of machine data, and providing powerful insights from that data. IT insights. Security insights. Business insights. It’s what we call Operational Intelligence.

Since shipping its software in 2006, Splunk now has over 13,000 customers in more than 110 countries around the world. These organizations are using Splunk to harness the power of their machine data to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce costs. Innovation is in our DNA – from technology to the way we do business. Splunk is the platform for Operational Intelligence!

Splunk has more than 2,700 global employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, an office in San Jose, CA and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

We’ve built a phenomenal foundation for success with a proven leadership team, highly passionate employees and unique patented software. We invite you to help us continue our drive to define a new industry and become part of an innovative, and disruptive software company.

Benefits & Perks: Wow! This is really cool!

SF Only

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, sick leave, stocked micro kitchens in Splunk offices, catered lunches on Mondays, catered breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer, “Fun Fridays”.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Non SF

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO and sick leave. Our work environments vary by location however we believe in hosting amenities and fun activities to fuel our energy. You may find fully stocked micro kitchens, catered lunches on Mondays and breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer and “Fun Fridays”.

This isn’t a job – it’s a life changer – are you ready?

Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

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