Acquia is the open digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with products built around Drupal to allow them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers and partners the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.
Headquartered in the U.S., we have been named one of North America's fastest growing software companies by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, rated a leader by the analyst community, and named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK by Great Place to Work. We are Acquia. We are building for the future, and we want you to be a part of it!
Acquia is seeking a Senior Solutions Engineer
to join our Pre-sales team. Someone to evangelise Acquia to our potential customers; to work with our prospective customers to develop strong technical solutions that map to their business needs.Location
: flexible location with occasional visit to our office in ReadingIn this role, you will:
- Develop a deep knowledge of Acquia's products, solutions, and value propositions
- Create solution proposals, presentations, and other customer communications
- Gather customer business needs to tailor the right solution with the Acquia products to help the customer succeed
- Combat competitive threats in accounts and educates the customer on Acquia's key values and benefits
- Anticipate potential challenges for the proposed project plan and brings those to the customer attention with a resolution
- Facilitate smooth transition from sales to delivery by orienting the appropriate teams to the solution design
- Engage with peers on technical matters and helps educate others on Acquia's key values and benefits
Acquia's Solutions Engineers communicate how Drupal and Acquia can help them succeed. You'll research, scope, estimate and present Drupal solutions for enterprise-grade web sites and applications. You'll also act as a key conduit between our business development team and our engineers and consultants, both helping sales staff to better position Drupal and Acquia's solutions, as well as bringing feedback from customers back into the development of new products and processes.Required Education and Experience:
Desired Knowledge and Skills:
- BSc or similar Technical degree with strong preference for Computer Science, IT, Information Services or similar
- 5 years experience in a Solutions Engineer role.
- Experience in sales
- Loves Technology
- Loves Problem Solving
- Has a desire to go in-depth on technical solutions
- Has had hands-on knowledge with some of the current industry leading technology (in a classroom or real world setting)
- Demonstrates an ability to learn new technologies and effectively communicate those concepts to others
- Excellent interpersonal skills (detail-oriented)
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrates good questioning techniques and effective interpretation skills
- Demonstrates ability to work as a team on large complex projects
- Possesses an effective presentation capability with both small and medium sized audiences
- Passion for open source and for helping us build a hot and growing start-up
- A keen interest in learning Drupal and relevant WCM application architecture
Acquia is an equal opportunity employer. We hire without regard to age, colour, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.