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Digital Native Account Executive (Named)

About Us

At Cloudflare, we are on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers millions of websites and other Internet properties for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. 

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We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

Available Locations: Remote US, San Francisco, Austin

About the Department

Account Executives, Channel Account Managers, Business Development Representatives, Solution Engineers, Customer Success, and Sales Operations - all working together help our customers adopt Cloudflare and create great Internet-enabled experiences. The sales team at Cloudflare helps customers solve real, technical problems while creating the revenue streams that help the company provide free service to millions in our community.

About this Role

Digital Native AEs at Cloudflare sell into the most innovative companies in North America. In targeting high-growth, technologically advanced, and venture-backed companies, AEs are positioned to drive in-depth product discussions while communicating and demonstrating value quickly to customers.  This role within the digital native segment focuses on both the acquisition of prospective Digital Native accounts, as well as the expansion of existing customer accounts.  The ideal candidate will have both a sales and technical background that enables them to drive customer engagement from technical professionals through to senior executive levels, and across Security, Network, Development and Infrastructure teams.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, execute, and maintain your territory plan to exceed quarterly sales targets and annual quota assignment.
  • Be an expert in three unique sales motions; new business acquisition (new customer logos), customer expansion (upsell and cross sell Cloudflare solutions), and renewal within your territory.
  • Build a robust sales pipeline utilizing the four sourcing funnels: AE led outbound, BDR, Channel, and Marketing Inbound.
  • Develop and strategically leverage a deep technical understanding of the problems Cloudflare solves in order to drive a consultative sales motion.
  • Craft and communicate compelling value propositions for Cloudflare services. Drive awareness through regular outbound campaigns on product and feature roadmap updates. 
  • Accurately forecast, build commercial outcomes by running a consistent sales process, including driving next step expectations and contract negotiations.
  • As a trusted advisor, build long-term strategic relationships with key accounts, to ensure customer adoption, retention and expansion. Regularly evaluate usage trends and articulate value to show Cloudflare impact and provide strategic recommendations during business reviews. 
  • Network across different business units with each of your accounts, and multi-thread to identify and engage new divisional buyers.
  • Position Cloudflare's platform in each of your target customers, including Cloudflare One and the Connectivity Cloud to realize our full potential in every customer.
  • Operate internally as a liaison with cross-functional teams to share key customer feedback and insights to improve customer experience and further investments with Cloudflare.


  • 5+ years sales experience selling B2B SaaS 
  • Strong B2B discovery skills
  • Candidates have a point of view of industry trends and able to customize a client centric why change narrative
  • Track record of beating annual targets of $1M+ and successfully managing complex six figure deals
  • Experienced in multithreading into the C-suite and across an organization to manage a complex sales cycle
  • Self-motivated; entrepreneurial spirit
  • Bachelor's degree required 
  • Software and system skills are a must (SFDC, Tableau, G-suite, MSFT suite)
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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Job ID: 5652273
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Woman founded/led