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Sales Engineer at Platform9
Sunnyvale, CA, US

Like containers, serverless, IaaS and hybrid clouds? Platform9 sales engineers work with customers on these next-generation technologies and more. Our key differentiator is the time-to-value with Platform9’s ‘managed’ approach to hybrid cloud infrastructure.

We are looking for highly motivated, customer-focused team players for building and conducting pre-sales engagements with our enterprise customers, making many more enterprises successful with their private and hybrid clouds. You will serve as a trusted advisor, ensuring successful deployment and adoption of Platform9’s solution. This role reports into our Head of Systems Engineering.


  • As Platform9 subject matter expert, provide guidance and advice to customers on Platform9’s advantages, integration process, deployment options and specific storage or networking technologies that integrate with Platform9.
  • Deliver onsite and web-based consultation on our customers / partners cloud initiatives, and drive pre-sales/POC success.
  • Serve as a front line for sales inquiries from customers. Advise on reference architectures and other required documentation to help with product understanding.
  • Perform cloud workshops for customers and assist with large deployments from time-to-time.
  • Provide technical guidance to channel partners and assist them in effectively selling Platform9 managed cloud infrastructure.
  • Contribute to customer issue troubleshooting and feature documentation
  • Communicating best practices, reference architectures and other training material to customers and partners

As a key member of our team, you will have the opportunity for technical growth and to make a significant contribution to the growth of hybrid clouds across the globe


  • 2+ years of sales engineering, solutions architect or equivalent customer interaction experience
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, organization and presentation skills
  • Proactive, energetic, and loves working on hard problems
  • Good knowledge of Linux/Unix Systems. Good understanding of networking, storage and security concepts
  • Basic domain knowledge of virtualization and container technologies such as VMware, KVM and Docker
  • Knowledge of cloud management or container management products. OpenStack or Kubernetes knowledge is a plus
  • Programming proficiency in any one language is a plus: python, javascript, C/C++, java, ruby, golang, C#
  • Enjoy discovering customer use cases, identifying gaps and resolving issues in the product
  • Passion for cloud technologies
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