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Sales Engineer

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Are you a technical sales engineer who thrives on working with customers to help them understand, apply, and benefit from new technologies? Do you want to engage deeply with customers to understand their use of Hadoop and then develop, customize, and deliver compelling demos and proof-of-concept projects? Do you love working with existing customers to help them get the most out of software and to identify new opportunities within their company? Are you a great collaborator who can bring customer successes and needs back to the engineering team to make future releases even more powerful and easy to use?

Then Pepperdata is the place for you! Our software provides unprecedented visibility, predictability, and ROI for enterprise Hadoop clusters. We have great success stories in large customer deployments and an impressive pipeline of Fortune 50 companies. Many of our customers have been using Hadoop in production for years and are at the forefront of using new technologies in the Hadoop ecosystem.



  • Develop and present technical customer demos, identifying specific customer needs and product features to emphasize.
  • Drive proof-of-concept engagements, both at the level of understanding the business context and in detailed technical implementation.
  • Support the needs of existing customers to ensure their success.
  • Work closely with the engineering and marketing teams, acting as a key voice of the customer.



  • 2+ years of pre-sales or support experience in Hadoop.
  • 5+ years of pre-sales, support, or software development experience in distributed computing, database, or related technologies.
  • Experience with Hadoop cluster setup, maintenance, and optimization, including such components as HBase, Pig, Hive, Zookeeper, and Oozie, Cloudera Manager, and Ambari.
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations and demos to audiences ranging from cluster ops teams to senior executives.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems in a systematic way; strong numerical intuition.
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