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Aug 28, 2017 | San Francisco

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Field Sales Engineer (Kinetica)

Kinetica is looking for an accomplished sales professional to add to our growing team. This person will be responsible for transforming named accounts into real-time enterprises within the Western Region. We are more than doubling annual revenue year-over-year, and our enterprise customer list is growing at a steady clip. We are seeking proven high-tech sales professionals who can help define and create an emerging market (GPUs).

Job Description:

Knocking down technical barriers to the adoption of Kinetica’s products is the main responsibility of a Field Sales Engineer. This includes being the technical part of the sales team focused on presenting Kinetica’s technology to help solve customers’ critical business problems. Another critical part of the role is ensuring the success of existing customers along with expanding the usage of Kinetica’s technology by discovering additional use cases within a customer’s organization. In order to do this successfully, an understanding of a few key technologies is important, namely, databases, Java, distributed systems, data analytics, and Linux.


  • Engage with sales prospects where you prepare and present Kinetica’s technology along with addressing any technical questions that come up during the sales cycle. Support the technical needs of existing customers including discovering additional use cases for Kinetica’s technology.
  • Work closely with the product management and engineering team to align customer requirements to future versions and products. Have a deep understanding of Kinetica’s technology and a willingness to learn new technologies when needed.


Experience with performing customer-facing activities as part of a pre-sales team or professional services team. In-depth knowledge of the following:

  • Linux
  • Java SQL – query optimization and data model design
  • Demonstrable ability to create and give technical presentations and demos
  • Excellent communicator who has experience presenting to a wide range of audiences.

Additional Information: Because we believe our employees are our most valuable asset, Kinetica offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Benefits, Life Insurance, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Solid Base Salary + Commission, 3 Weeks Vacation plus Holidays, Fidelity 401K plan with a 50% match

Kinetica is an Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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