Sales Engineer

Sales Eschborn (Taunus), Germany

Liferay is an award-winning open source Digital Experience Platform company and recognized leader by analyst firm Gartner. The company is growing at a fast pace to keep up with strong market demand for innovative solutions for digital transformation, customer experience, personal and social web experiences and enterprise applications.

Liferay offers many opportunities for individuals looking for a dynamic environment and accelerated career growth. Talented individuals will find it possible to increase their responsibilities and gain valuable business experience in a short amount of time with the company. With over 850 employees in offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific, Liferay offers a chance to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds.

Liferay believes in making a bigger impact in the world through business and we dedicate part of our time and profits toward non-profit organizations and social initiatives.

Liferay GmbH is looking for a Pre-Sales Engineer to serve the company's growing number of customers. You should be very comfortable working with business stakeholders and have experience translating business requirements. With a customer facing personality you will be responsible for providing technical solutions for potential clients, demonstrations, technical trainings and general guidance. You will be the technical resource for the Sales-Team and you are part of our Pre-Sales Team located in Eschborn (near to Frankfurt/Main).

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as pre-sales/technical resource for the Sales-Team
  • Create and conduct demonstrations to both a business audience and technical audience
  • Provide any assistance to help potential clients overcome technical questions, barriers, and architectural hurdles
  • Serve as technical resource of the Sales-Team during sales calls and demos (online or on-site)
  • Give technical and development advice to the Sales-Team and to potential clients including product configuration and general guidance
  • Serve as a Liferay product expert, providing system engineering and system architecture best practices and techniques, both internally and outbound
  • Complete RFP/RFI documents submitted by potential clients, with particular attention to technical and advanced product questions, under tight deadlines on a regular basis
  • Create, engineer, and maintain solution - based demo environments and bundles using existing collateral and new materials that you create
  • Create specialized technical/development projects that improve sales collateral, sales team processes, or the Liferay community at large
  • Provide technical support for Marketing
  • Conduct webinars
  • Assist with technical white-papers
  • Technical support for Liferay Business Partners
  • Participate in official Liferay social media (blog, wiki, message boards, Twitter, Facebook) to disseminate information, product knowledge and expertise
  • Participate in road shows, conferences and different other forms of Liferay events


Desired Skills & Experience

  • Engineering Degree from a university program or equivalent with deep technical background
  • 2-4 years proven experience in technical pre-sales in the internet web site development, portal, web content management, social collaboration or related industries
  • Experience with the full project lifecycle, including business requirements gathering, technical specifications, development, testing and deployment
  • Demonstrated exceptional engineering, consulting or software sales skills from previous employment
  • Fluent spoken and written German and English
  • Experience with portal and portlet development a plus
  • Experience working in technical projects with Java EE is a plus
  • Excellent prioritization, organization, and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate complex business solution concepts clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences
  • Independent and team-oriented way of working
  • Self-starter mentality, solution-oriented and proactive
  • Structured, well organized and reliable
  • Learning capacity


Your advantages

  • Collaboration in a company that has been self-financed and successful since its foundation
  • An employer on a growth course with a high ethical and social value orientation
  • A dynamic, multicultural and friendly corporate culture
  • An open culture of communication that strengthens mutual learning
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths
  • A fair and attractive salary package
  • Flexible working hours
  • One day home-office per week
  • Individual training and development opportunities

More about our culture can be found at:

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