Database Platforms Specialist - Canada

Sales Montreal, Canada Toronto, Canada Ottawa, Canada Req.Num.: 19120

Database Platforms Specialist - North

As a Database Platforms Specialist at Nutanix, you will be a technical solution sales leader within our Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) business, working with our sales organization to drive business with our most important customers. You will work within an expert virtual team of technical, partner, and consulting resources.  Duties include helping educate your customers at a technical level, demonstrate and prove our Database solutions, and achieve/exceed quarterly Nutanix sales and usage/consumption targets in your assigned region. Being part of this team will allow you to maintain and develop your deep technical expertise across Nutanix and non-Nutanix technologies.


  • Be the key technical leader and influencer in shaping customer decisions to buy and adopt Nutanix Era Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), serving as a product specialist, trusted advisor, and account manager for end customers and field sales teams.
  • Present, demonstrate, and help execute proof of concepts for Nutanix Era software and drive customer engagements from early conversations to decision-making evaluations.
  • Design and implement Nutanix Era solutions by leveraging Product experts, Solution Architects, and Nutanix Consulting Services.
  • Own the sales revenue targets for the Nutanix Era software in your assigned region and work alongside field sales teams to grow the Nutanix Era business.
  • Drive sales and adoption through sales-led activities such as targeted account planning, account management, and replicating product success at scale
  • Lead TCO and ROI conversations with customers and field teams as opportunities progress from through the sales cycle
  • Influence Nutanix Era strategies by providing feedback to sales, marketing, and engineering on current, and future product requirements and sales blockers encountered
  • You will be a thought leader in the DBA and Database space.  You lead by participating in internal Nutanix technical communities and the broader industry events and publishing blogs, whitepapers, and reference architectures in your area of expertise.

About you 

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in Appliance and Software pre-sales and technical sales
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-adapting environment, working with cross-functional teams and leveraging company resources to drive sales using a combination of top-down and bottom-up tactics.
  • Experience growing products from early adopter customers to the late majority is a plus
  • Must be a strong communicator and presenter with excellent writing skills with a penchant for organization, constant follow-up, and attention to detail.
  • Experience with MS SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SAP, or other virtualized database solutions.
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, or Google clouds
  • Sales experience with Database solutions
  • The job requires about 40-50% of travel

A successful hybrid seller will have the following qualifications:

  • Solution Architect - The expertise and ability to convert customer requirements into innovative technical solutions in database administration.
  • Technical depth & breadth – Technical depth in database administration solution designs and migrations, and breadth in data center infrastructure technologies
  • Collaborative - Able to work cohesively with members of the Nutanix sales, product, engineering, services, and marketing organizations and Nutanix partners is required.
  • Excellent Communicator - Strong negotiation, organizational, presentation, product demo, writing, and verbal communication skills is required.
  • Executive Presence - Validated experience engaging with senior-level executives is preferred.
  • Performer - Highly driven person who consistently exceeds goals and expectations is required.

Does this sound like you? Let’s talk!

About us

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Nutanix is a passionate team of 6000+ employees worldwide. Our people (we call ourselves “Nutants”) are the heartbeat of#LifeAtNutanix and one of the many things that makes Nutanix a great place to work. We share an intellectual curiosity, a bias for action, and an obsession for our customers. We are builders and problem solvers with an entrepreneurial spirit. Above all, we celebrate what makes each of us unique. 

 We are humbled to be recognized as one ofBloomberg’s Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2020 and one of theFortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2020

 We’re growing fast and disrupting the computing industry. Join us and make your mark.


About our business

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making computing invisible anywhere. Companies around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app, at any location, at any scale for their private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.


We’re an equal opportunity employer

Nutanix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and (in the U.S.) an Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other category protected by applicable law. We hire and promote individuals solely on the basis of qualifications for the job to be filled.

We strive to foster an inclusive working environment that enables all our Nutants to be themselves and to do great work in a safe and welcoming environment, free of unlawful discrimination, intimidation, or harassment.

As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by contacting [email protected]



Nutanix is an equal opportunity employer.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is to provide fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Nutanix hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

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