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Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering

Snyk

Snyk

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Remote · United States
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024

Every day, the world gets more digital thanks to tens of millions of developers building the future faster than ever. But with exponential growth comes exponential risk, as outnumbered security teams struggle to secure mountains of code. This is where Snyk (pronounced “sneak”) comes in. Snyk is a developer security platform that makes it easy for development teams to find, prioritize, and fix security vulnerabilities in code, dependencies, containers, and cloud infrastructure — and do it all right from the start. Snyk is on a mission to make the world a more secure place by empowering developers to develop fast and stay secure.

Our Opportunity

Our Solutions Engineering organization is seeking a Senior Manager of Solutions Engineering to lead a highly skilled SE team. The Solutions Engineering team partners with our enterprise customers, product teams and ecosystem to realize their full potential through the adoption of prescriptive solutions that drive their growth and success.

We work with product & engineering teams, and CISO to C-level executives at large global brands who are building solutions with Snyk. Our Solutions Engineering team works closely with Account Executives, Professional Services, Technical Success Managers, Partners, and the Product Team to develop and execute the account strategy for Snyk’s enterprise customers.

As the Senior Manager of Solutions Engineering, you will lead, build, and mentor a world-class Enterprise SE team at scale. You will drive collaboration from cross-functional teams to influence and unify stakeholders at all levels of the organization to drive business outcomes.

Reporting to the AMER leader of Solutions Engineering, you will play a hands-on role in building a team of specialist solutions engineers and owning the revenue and consumption responsibilities for the group.

You’ll Spend Your Time:

  • Conducting as a business and technical thought leader able to partner and drive Regional, Account strategy and execution planning working with cross-functional partners
  • Serving as a CTO to Executive Champion or Executive Sponsor with customers
  • Partnering closely with Sales, Marketing, and Technical Teams (Professional Services, Tech Services, and Product) to develop joint go-to-market initiatives that drive positive developer and appsec experience and outcomes while driving revenue growth
  • Working with your sales partners to develop a comprehensive regional strategy plan, account plan, and opportunity plan
  • Recruiting, hiring, leading, retaining, and coaching a world-class specialist team. Be an advocate for presales within the organization
  • Managing an SE team from consultative to technical qualification to value-driven GTM execution
  • Nurturing and being the role model of a positive outlook, can-do attitude, and growth mindset, while leading and keeping the SEs motivated in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Using your executive engagement skills and presence, with an ability to establish strong relationships with key decision makers and build credibility at all levels.
  • This will be a customer-facing role, getting in front of technical & executive champions regularly and leading EBCs with important customers
  • Providing guidance to revenue leaders on sales strategy, product obstacles/gaps and representing the team’s needs to executive staff
  • Interpreting complex problems, creating simple solutions, and collaborating closely with prospects, channel partners, and our sales team to deliver winning solutions
  • Building processes to measure the performance and impact of the SE team and ensure that the team is optimized to meet rapidly evolving business needs
  • Staying abreast of industry trends, and competitive dynamics, and leveraging this knowledge to shape strategy around user engagements
  • Representing Snyk at industry events and conferences, customer business reviews, and contributing to new ideas and industry best practices
  • Championing the voice of our customers to influence product direction and feature priorities

What You’ll Need:

  • 10+ years of industry experience in a pre-sales capacity with 5 years of direct line management experience especially with enterprise Fortune 2000 customers. (hiring, training, and retaining top talent)
  • A proven track record of leading an enterprise and strategic accounts SE team leading complex sales cycles
  • A strong knowledge of the developer, DevOps, Application Security, and ASPM ecosystems and practices
  • A global role in leading complex sales and solution organization at enterprise scale, including leading professional services and partner organizations.
  • A track record of building and leading solution architecture/ engineering teams ideally in a SaaS or API usage-based businesses
  • Previous technical sales experience with API’s, distributed systems, databases, and/or developer tools preferred
  • Experience working closely with highly technical customers at the Enterprise level
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of coding languages and how they work
  • Appetite for learning about new technologies and you’re curious about how things work under the hood
  • Ability to plan and succeed, setting milestones along the way, over-communicate, create alignment, rally resources and satisfy stakeholders
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • Strong executive presence and ability to foster deep relationships with our customers
  • University degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or related fields, or equivalent experience preferred

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We care deeply about the warm, inclusive environment we’ve created and we value diversity – we welcome applications from those typically underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this role but are not totally sure whether you’re the right person, do apply anyway!

About Snyk

Snyk is committed to creating an inclusive and engaging environment where our employees can thrive as we rally behind our common mission to make the digital world a safer place. From Snyk employee resource groups, to global benefits that help our employees prioritize their health, wellness, financial security, and a work/life blend, we aim to support our employees along their entire journeys here at Snyk.

Benefits & Programs

Prioritize health, wellness, financial security, and life balance with programs tailored to your location and role.

  • Flexible working hours, work-from home allowances, in-office perks, and time off for learning and self development
  • Generous vacation and wellness time off, country-specific holidays, and 100% paid parental leave for all caregivers
  • Health benefits, employee assistance plans, and annual wellness allowance
  • Country-specific life insurance, disability benefits, and retirement/pension programs, plus mobile phone and education allowances