Sales Engineer, Cloud Platform

Seattle, Washington San Francisco, California Chicago, Illinois St. Louis, Missouri


Description

Description:

We are looking for an experienced Sales Engineer to provide pre- and post-sales technical support for a new B2B cloud effort being developed by Bayer for the Agri-Food marketspace.   As a Sales Engineer on the Cloud Solutions Team within Bayer Digital Farming Solutions (DFS), you will have primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining technical relationships with North American based customers and prospects.

As such, you will play a critical role in the customer engagement process, helping evangelize the Bayer DFS vision and mission and drive ongoing technical conversations with customers. Your primary goal will be to win over customer technical decision makers to purchase and use the wide range of agronomic cloud solutions being jointly developed with our partner Microsoft. You will also be responsible for identifying and communicating customer needs and matching these with solutions that meet customers’ business needs.

You will work within a team of technical, partner, and business development resources to educate your customers at a technical level, demonstrate and prove our solutions, and win the technical decision, allowing the team to achieve/exceed quarterly customer adoption and usage targets in your accounts.  Being part of this team will allow you to maintain and develop your deep technical expertise across both Bayer and Microsoft Azure cloud-based solutions, architectures, programs, and technologies. 

What You Will Do:

Pre-Sales Responsibilities:

  • Identifying customer business requirements and matching them to product features
  • Building joint customer strategies with business development and marketing colleagues to encourage product adoption
  • Providing live demonstrations of Bayer DFS cloud platform tools & capabilities to prospective customers
  • Collaborating with Solutions Architects to propose technical solutions for customers that take full advantage of the Bayer DFS cloud platform
  • Answering technical questions and helping customers integrate the Bayer cloud solutions with their existing development tools and workflows
  • Building relationships with key decision makers, visiting customers on-site, and serving as a customer's primary technical point of contact
  • Educating prospects on product implementation and usage
  • Learning about customers' successes and challenges, sharing customer feedback within the Cloud Solutions and Bayer DFS product team, and advocating for customer interests
  • Maintaining awareness of internal Bayer DFS technical initiatives and the Agri-Food industry
  • Deliver product demonstrations, sales presentations, and lead clients through proof of technology
  • Train and serve as primary technical resource for third party partner companies (such as System Integrators) on Bayer DFS cloud solutions, tools and functionality
  • Identify and assess customer opportunities with third party partners

Post-Sales Responsibilities:

  • Acting as intermediary between sales and other technical teams to best meet customer needs
  • Communicating customer feedback and perspectives to appropriate teams to be considered in product strategy and roadmap
  • Documenting technical considerations, collecting existing articles, and contributing to internal knowledgebases as a resource for other teams, customers, and partners
  • Providing first line technical support to customers in implementation of solutions that leverage the Bayer DFS Cloud Platform
  • Perform lunch and learns, onsite developer hackathons, and other technical marketing activities
  • Represent Bayer DFS Cloud Solutions team at technical trade shows and events
  • Partner with Product Marketing to enable and support partners on all partner readiness for various campaigns, events and collateral.
  • Identify the need for new partner content and work with cross-functional teams to create those assets.
  • Keep internal and partner facing areas up-to-date with the most current information.

Basic Qualifications:

  • University degree (Master, PhD preferred) in IT or Technical field or business-related discipline or business relevant experience
  • 3+ years of experience in sales/solutions engineering, technical consulting, or system integration project management for enterprise or B2B accounts; customer-facing experience is a must
  • Ability to travel (30-40%)
  • Team-oriented and possess strong collaboration skills
  • Passionate commitment to quality and success
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to quickly solve technical and business-related challenges
  • Able to relate technical concepts to customers of all technical backgrounds
  • Interest in and passion for the agri-food industry and use of technology to solve customer needs.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic, team oriented environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or with enterprise accounts in the agri-food market space
  • Ability to work across different time zones
  • Knowledge of Bayer Crop Science and/or Climate Corporation products
  • Experience working with CRM software such as Salesforce
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • 7+ years of sales solutioning engineering exerperience, with at least 3 to 4 years working with enterprise level customers
  • Strong experience working with and training 3rd party partners, such as System Integrators, to scale out technical enablement efforts
  • Deep understanding of Microsoft Azure capabilities and technologies
  • Previous Software development, Engineering, and/or Technical Support experience
  • Passionate about software, technology and business
  • Ability to influence people

What We Offer:

  • Base salary estimated range between $130-$220k annually, depending on the hiring location. You may also be offered bonuses, RSUs cash equivalent, or commission. 
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability, as well as a Life Solutions Plan covering mental health benefits 
  • Industry leading 401K match of up to 10% 
  • Discounted access to Employee Share Purchase Plan program 
  • Professional growth opportunities including up to $10,000 college tuition reimbursement, access to upskilling platform, leadership training, mentoring and coaching programs, and short-term assignments (domestic and international) 
  • Yearly $500 WFH stipend for hybrid office employees 

Belonging and Accommodations:

At Climate, we strive to create inclusive experiences for candidates and employees alike in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented. If this role sounds exciting to you but your experience doesn’t perfectly align with the job description, we still encourage you to apply.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we actively pursue ways to celebrate our differences and don’t discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex (including pregnancy), protected veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion existing under applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at [email protected]   

Learn more about our team and mission: https://climate.com/careers 

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