Global Solution Engineer
- Munich, Germany
Global Solution Engineer
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 350,000 Enterprise and SMB customers to thrive in the Cloud Era. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and automation technologies, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center to the virtual workplace, empowering customers with solutions in the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace.
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The VMware Global Account Program serves approximately 100 of VMware's largest customers. Our selling is focused on our customers primary business initiatives and connecting our value to our customers business value. Our Value Selling strategy is the investment of time, talent and technology from VMWare and our partners to invent (transform) our customers business for their benefit. This strategic objective is being accomplished using a highly focused and experienced account management, marketing, and engineering teams, as well as substantial executive level engagement.
At VMware we currently have the opportunity within our presale organization for a Global Solution Engineer (GSE) to join our team in the CEMEA area.
Are you looking to become a member of a talented team and help shape with future of business in a digital world? If so, we would love to hear from you! VMware is a dynamic and innovative company and a great place to work.
As a VMware GSE you will play a role in building and sustaining specific customer relationships while driving the adoption of VMware solutions and exceeding our revenue goals. In this role you will work closely with your assigned Global Accounts Sales and Pre-Sales counterparts and the extended VMware support teams to build relationships and align with customers' outcomes within the defined account plan. As a GSE your role will be impactful, visible, and rewarding.
The role will be based in Munich and will require travel in Europe and globally as the business and account strategy requires.
Job Role and Responsibility:
- Work closely within assigned Sales team (Global Account Manager and Global Solution Consultant) and supporting specialists to collaborate on customer solutions as defined by the account plan
- Understand the customer's high-level IT objectives, and match VMware solutions as necessary to achieve customer's business and technical requirements.
- Build relationships within the assign customer territory and become a trusted adviser for customers across defined areas of their business.
- Continuously develop and expand the knowledge of the customer business/mission and take the initiative in creating solutions that address customer business/mission needs using the VMware portfolio along with third-party solutions as appropriate.
- Present VMware value proposition, vision and technologies, strategy, and product roadmaps to customer roles including senior IT leaders, technical management, and technical engineers
- Work with customers to obtain technical validation of proposed solution, and build high-level drawings, through demo, presentations or proof of concepts.
- Assist with financial and infrastructure data collection and creation of customer ROI/TCO reports
- Assist with preparation of proposals, contribute to statements of work, and various supporting documents for your customer.
- Identify new customer projects for VMware solutions, and participate in demand generating events and activities
- Provide consistent field reporting, and data input
- Pre-sales or customer facing experience with strong relationship building skills.
- Experience in positioning/selling Professional Services as part of Solution Selling.
- Ability to comprehend and stay current in the latest VMware technologies.
- Ability to effectively present to audiences and adjust to level of role and understanding, being able to gracefully handle objections
- Dedication to quality work, attention to detail and sense of urgency and ownership of work deliverables
- Ability to uncover business challenges and objectives and develop a documented custom solution to tackle those challenges.
- A balanced infrastructure and software engineering background.
- VMware certification including VCP or equivalent VMware hands-on experience preferred.
- Software development experience a plus.
- Master's Degree in technical field a plus.
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