Google Sales Engineer, Google Cloud, Big Data in Chicago, Illinois

Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: New York, NY, USA; Chicago, IL, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA

The Google Cloud Platform team helps customers transform and evolve their business through the use of Google’s global network, web-scale data centers and software infrastructure. As part of an entrepreneurial team in this rapidly growing business, you will help shape the future of businesses of all sizes use technology to connect with customers, employees and partners.

You're a Sales Engineer with excellent technical, communication, and organizational skills, previous experience in big data analytics in a cloud environment, and a solid understanding of machine learning technologies. You will use your expertise and presentation skills to engage with customers to understand their business and technical requirements, and persuasively present practical and useful solutions on Google Cloud.

In this role, you will work hand-in-hand with technical Sales teams as a machine learning subject matter expert to differentiate Google Cloud to our customers. You will help prospective customers and partners understand the power of Google Cloud, explaining technical features, helping customers design architectures, and problem-solving any potential roadblocks.

Google Cloud helps millions of employees and organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their business — all with technology built in the cloud. Our products are engineered for security, reliability and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware. And our teams are dedicated to helping our customers — developers, small and large businesses, educational institutions and government agencies — see the benefits of our technology come to life.

  • Work with the team to identify and qualify business opportunities, identify key customer technical objections and develop the strategy to resolve technical blockers.
  • Provide in-depth security expertise to support the technical relationship with Google’s customers, including product and solution briefings, proof-of-concept work, and work directly with product management to prioritize solutions impacting customer adoption to Google Cloud.
  • Work hands-on with customers to demonstrate and prototype Google Cloud product integrations in customer/partner environments.
  • Recommend integration strategies, enterprise architectures, platforms and application infrastructure required to successfully implement a complete solution using best practices on Google Cloud.
  • Travel (potentially) to customer sites, conferences, and other related events as required.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Experience serving in the capacity of a technical sales engineer in a cloud computing environment or equivalent experience in a customer facing role (including working as a member of a professional services or systems engineering team).
  • Experience in data and Information Lifecycle Management - especially as it relates to Big Data; hands-on experience using and/or managing large databases.
  • Experience with some or all of the following: Map Reduce, Hadoop, Spark, Flume, Hive, Impala, SparkSQL, BigQuery.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • Experience in and understanding of data and information management - especially as it relates to big data trends and issues within businesses.
  • Experience with Data Warehousing, batch or real-time event processing and ETL workflows solutions which could include architecture, implementing, tuning, schema design, and query optimization of scalable and distributed systems.
  • Experience architecting and developing software or infrastructure for scalable, distributed systems.
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand, and work with new emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the cloud/IT technology space.
  • Effective presentation skills, with the ability to deliver a technical pitch.

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