Technical Pre-Sales - SQL Server, Oracle, Windows, Linux
Hertfordshire Office and Home based, UK/Ireland Travel
£50,000 to £60,000 + 10% Car Allowance + Excellent Bonus Scheme + Generous Benefits
One of the worlds leading providers of business process outsourcing and integrated professional support service solutions employing over 75,000 people and are listed as one of the top 25 largest British companies in the world. Due to continued growth and success, we are looking to recruit a Technical Pre-Sales Engineer to be based at our Hertfordshire offices. The role will involve you working alongside our presales and sales team of 20 plus staff all selling finance solutions, bespoke solutions and managed services.
This role includes a combination of office and site based activities to support the sales process to cover off any technical requirements for each bid. This can range from answering Tenders/RFIs/PQQs to attending meetings to answer and present on the technical aspect of the solution as well as supporting the functional Pre Sales team in preparing for demonstrations.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
> Delivering of technical presentations & demonstrations, focussed on the hosting and technical design of our solutions including architecture, security & management
> Providing hardware recommendation and design technical architecture based on customer requirements
> Attending regular meetings with technical teams to review proposals
> Responding to technical questions raised in ITTs/ RFIs
> Working with software engineering teams to scope out and design cross-system interfaces
> Keeping the sales knowledgebase for technical responses up to date.
> Helping to manage the Demonstration environments
> Occasionally working with Pre-Sales Solutions Architects (Bespoke) in scoping bespoke solutions and developing Proof-of-Concepts using our Java-based software Framework
> Complying with documented procedures at all times.
Essential Skills & Experience
# Solid technical understanding of Database technologies (ideally SQL Server and Oracle Database)
# Technical understanding of Windows Operating Systems. Knowledge of Linux is also desirable
# Good understanding of networking and network designs
# Good presentation skills and the ability to present solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences.
# Understanding of the solution design process
# Sales focused and commercially aware
# Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as, well as good interpersonal skills
# Able to demonstrate commitment and understanding
Desirable (not essential) Skills & Experience
~ Previous experience in pre-sales for software-based solutions and/or technical solutions
~ Previous experience with finance and/or accounting systems
~ Understanding of Cloud technologies and delivery models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.)
~ Understanding of web server technologies and services (e.g. Apache HTTP, Reverse Proxy, etc.)
~ Previous experience in working with Java
- Financial Services
- Bid Processes
- ERP Software