Splunk Sr. Sales Engineer - Public Sector in McLean, Virginia
Are you ready for your next challenge and are you ready to help us change the world? Come to Splunk! As a Splunk Sales Engineer (SE), you’ll be the primary technical resource for the Field Sales team in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region. For this opportunity you'll use your technical skills and leadership expertise to help grow our customer base.This is an opportunity to work at a company that is changing the way information supports business decisions. You will be responsible for actively driving and handling the technology evaluation stage of the sales process, working in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical advisor and advocate for our products and services. Splunk SEs will be able to answer technical inquiries from customers regarding Splunk technology, features, solutions, applications as well as articulate Splunk technology and product positioning to both business and technical users. You will identify all technical issues of your assigned accounts to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the technical sales cycle, and you should also establish and maintain strong relationships with our customer's technical staff.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Challenge customers in how they are thinking about their problems
Challenge Splunk in how we serve our customers
Enlighten and provide insight as to how Splunk can transform customer operations
Guide customers toward the realization that Splunk is the only solution of its kind
Identify and build Splunk champions within your customers
Commit to customer success
Celebrate your customer’s success (You’ll be doing a lot of this)
Understand which word is in every bullet above. Figure that out and you will understand your mission at Splunk.
Our Most Successful Sales Engineers:
Demonstrate that real experience trumps time served
Treat their job as their craft and are serious about constantly improving it
Love technology, but more importantly love articulating the value of technology
Prepare themselves to go as broad as possible and as deep as necessary
Relish being challenged by customers and constantly challenging themselves
Entice our customers with vision while being pragmatic trusted advisors
Possess and demonstrate conviction regarding the value of Splunk
Highly desirable attributes:
Prior Sales Engineering experience (5+ years of SE or equivalent SE+PS experience)
Unix/Linux and/or Windows system administration experience
Domain expertise in one or more of the following:
IT Operations, Security Operations, Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Application Management, IoT, etc
Experience providing software (or other technical) demonstrations to both technical and executive/non-technical audiences
Knowledge of a scripting or programming language
Experience collaborating with technical, non-technical, and business users in a high-pressure environment to convey both the technical value and business value of a software or hardware solution
Other desirable differentiators:
Experience architecting enterprise wide solutions
Prior experience using Splunk in an operational context
Experience designing and implementing analytic dashboards or other visualizations in a production environment
University degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or similar course of study - equivalent professional experience will be considered for highly-qualified talent
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!
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.
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?
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