Solution / Presales Engineer DACH - Enterprise Content Management

Country: 
Germany
Location: 
Home Office
Area: 
Consultancy
IT & Telecoms
Type: 
Permanent
Experience: 
Experienced Professional
Education: 
Other
Organisation: 

Our client one of the the largest (open source) content management company's in the world and offers a great work environment with plenty of professional challenges.

Description

The Solution Engineer will be the prime interlocutor in dealing with product & solution inquiries coming from  prospects and / or partners.  Primary focus being on Social Content Management  with secondary on the other suite of products i.e. Document and Records Management and Web Content Management. The successful candidate will need to be able to communicate at multiple levels:  technical architects, developers, IT system administrators and end-users & management.

  • Product demonstrations (either through on-site demos, remote / controlled demos using internet-based tools or hosted trials, participation to trade shows etc.)
  • Handling of product inquiries originated from prospects and/or partners.
  • Management & coordination of related follow-up activities.  
  • Adaptation/Customisation of pre-sales presentations & materials to the local markets targeted
  • Liaison with the core product development team with regards to product roadmap, functionalities, technical questions etc.  
  • Work closely with the Sales and Business Development team.

Freedom to act

This role will report to the Regional Vice President, DACH although it is expected the successful candidate will work largely independently and need minimal supervision.

Travel

Travel up to 30-40% will be required for this role.

Your profile: 
  • Must be technically skilled with a customer-centric mind & exceptional communication skills.
  • Must be DACH (Ideally Germany) based and with ability to travel to client sites across DACH region as and when required.
  • Ability to work independently, learn quickly, be proactive and to go a “step further” than regular job responsibilities when required.
  • Passion for working in an international, leading-edge environment with associated challenging objectives & fast-evolving company organisation and market
  • Typically requires 3+ years minimum experience in a consulting, project leadership or solutions engineering position
  • Experience in the Content Management market (concepts, products) will be highly valuable and represents a significant advantage.
  • Experience with the Open Source market & trends is desired.
  • Mother tongue/fluency in spoken and written German, and very good command of spoken and written English.
  • Positive attitude towards both being mentored and providing mentoring to others.

Technical skills

Essential skills 

  • Java, Spring, Java Script & XML technologies – with ability to develop code (e.g. for a customised             demo using our APIs)
  • Knowledge of Operating System (Windows & Linux), RDBMS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server), Application Servers (Jboss, Tomcat) - i.e. all major layers of the technical stack required by our products – and ability to configure / troubleshoot quickly installs or configurations issues.
  • A thorough understanding of Web Technologies (such as Internet protocols, RESTful interfaces,etc).

Desirable skills

  • Current experience of working for an Content Management  vendor.
  • Experience with Spring Aspect-Oriented Framework and the Lucene Text Search Engine.

Knowledge of  JSR170, JSR-168 Portlet Specification, JSR-127 Java Server Faces 

Personal Profile:

  • Fluent in the following languages : German and English
  • Proactive and self starting
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive and adaptable to new challenges
  • Have the ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Strong team player – fits in easily with wide range of personalities
  • "Can-Do" approach to a wide and rapidly changing workload
  • Excellent listener – encourages information from people
  • Ability to commit and execute
  • Enjoy working in an informal environment with a "start-up" culture
  • Willingness to work from time to time over extended hours in order to achieve goals set by immediate manager or demanded by key customers.
Package: 
  • Competitive compensation package and benefits
  • Highly challenging, rewarding and truly dynamic environment, built on respect for the individual, autonomy, team engagement and a professional yet relaxed atmosphere
  • Ability to impact the business and your own career through your work and our growth
  • As an As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed,
  • colour, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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