Junior Sales Engineer - Chicago

Chicago, IL 60606

Category: Pre-Sales Engineering Job Number: 6782 Industry: Vendor-Applications Level of Experience: Associate

Junior Sales Engineer -  Chicago

Our client, a leading developer of Enterprise Content Management solutions, is seeking a Junior Sales Engineer for its US sales region.   This role will be based in the firm's Downtown Chicago sales office.   This is a great role for an IT Professional who wants to move into a Sales Engineering role from a Customer Support, Product Support, Internal IT or training role.

The Junior Sales Engineer is responsible for technical pre-sales support. and will assist the inside sales and Enterprise sales teams to meet revenue goals by helping to qualify accounts, answer RFP/RFI's, preparing and delivering solution based product presentations, attending trade shows, and leading proof of concepts which meet client's business requirements. The Junior Sales Engineer is also responsible for handling technical questions or issues which arise during a sales cycle and setting appropriate customer expectations.   



Provide Pre-Sales support through working closely with regional sales, technical solutions engineers and professional services teams.

Work with the sales team introducing solutions and services, customizing solutions for clients’ business and IT requirements, and assisting in identifying opportunities for up-sell and cross-sell.

Providing technical solutions regarding the firm’s security products and services as well as provide customer training.

Account responsibility for all lead technical activities. This includes building relationships across customer's network operations, engineering and delivery departments to document their infrastructure, understand their challenges, and seek out potential projects.

Attend trade shows and provide presentations online and offline.

Collect feedback and identify technical improvements.

Developing technical documents and proposals (eg: RFP, RFI, RFQ, BOMs, quotes, etc.)

Become the point of contact and answer all technical questions regarding proposal, installations, configurations, products and services.

Develop and/or present in front of technical, non-technical, and executive audiences.

Work with engineers to provide technical solutions to customers.

Be technically adept and professional with excellent customer service and communication skills.

Develop territory and account sales strategies with the regional account team

Provide expert consultation to the customer in the firm's 'best practices', processes technologies and techniques gleaned from industry exposure.

Travel as necessary for Proof of Concept and trial lab installations.  Expected travel: 30%.

Education, Experience and Skills Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience.

1-4+ Years of experience in Customer-facing role (post- or pre-sales) such as Technical Support, Product Support, Internal IT or training.   Candidates with prior sales engineering, solutions architecture, sales support are encouraged to apply.

If you have worked as a post-sales, customer-facing Technical resource OTHER than Sales Engineering and want to break into Pre-Sales work, this firm has an open mind!

Knowledge of several (not ALL!) of the following technical domains:

  • Web Application development, such as Java, JavaScript, HTML5, Python

  • WIndows OS, Linux, Microsoft Azure preferred.  

  • Infrastructure: IP Networking, Windows Server, database (SQL, MySQL), vmware

Established in 1991, J. Patrick & Associates, Inc is an Executive Recruiting firm that focuses on Executive Management, Sales, Marketing and Technical roles within Information Technology markets. We have over 20 years of experience recruiting in every aspect of AV/VTC/UC, Application, Storage, Information/Network Security, Mobile Technologies and Telecommunications. We handle Contingency and Retained search, as well as contract staffing. Our clients include industry-leading Technology Vendors, Systems Integrators, Telecommunications Service Providers and End User organizations.

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