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Tessian's Human Layer Security platform uses machine learning to understand human relationships and communication behavior in order to protect businesses from threats executed by people on email.

Sales Director
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required


Tessian protects every business’s mission by securing the human layer.

We're building intelligent security that works for human beings as they are, not how security policies would like them to be. Using machine learning technology, Tessian automatically predicts and eliminates advanced threats on email caused by human error - like data exfiltration, accidental data loss, business email compromise and phishing attacks - with minimal disruption to employees' workflow. As a result, employees are empowered to do their best work, without security getting in their way.

Founded in 2013, Tessian is backed by renowned investors like Sequoia, Accel and Balderton and has hubs in San Francisco, Boston, and London.

Sales at Tessian

Tessian is looking for a highly motivated, self-driven, and experienced sales leader, dedicated to making a difference in global security by protecting organizations against the most advanced attackers in the world.

You will be managing a team of salespeople, across both new business and expansion, and be accountable for setting your team up to achieve booking success.  

You'll have experience managing enterprise SaaS sales team, and security experience is an additional plus.  You must be extremely results driven, customer focused, technologically savvy, and brilliant at coaching & building internal relationships and external partnerships.
Why we think you'll love it here...

All Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark against other VC-backed companies to provide above market rate salaries for companies of our size.

Beyond this, there’s plenty more that makes Tessian a great place to work:

 A full week of work-remote a year, in addition to 31 days of paid holiday (20 days PTO + 11 federal holidays)
 An extra day of paid holiday (up to 5) for every year you're with us!
 Curate your career with development experiences uniquely suited to you
 We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
 High-quality MacOs tech kit for you to work on
 Comprehensive & generous health insurance options
 If you're relocating to join the team in person, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs
 On Fridays we stop at 5 for a virtual happy hour (or, to just log off early!)
 Classpass subsidy - which you can use for either in person or virtual classes

Coronavirus has changed how we work, and we’re currently working from home. During these times we’re supporting our team with:

 A work-from-home subsidy for every new joiner to cover all your home office must-haves
 Amazing Remote socials with food and drink budgets

And there’s plenty to look forward to once we’re back in the office too (we expect to have an East-coast (Boston) & West-coast (San Francisco) office presence:

 An array of breakfast options, delicious snacks, drinks and a top-of-the-range coffee machine
 Flexible work from home policy
 Team lunch provided once a week
 Ping-pong and chess tournaments
 Whole team socials every quarter
 Dinner budget for those times you just can’t tear yourself away

Equality & diversity


Tessian is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. The Human Layer we're securing is diverse, and we know we need to be diverse and inclusive to successfully create HLS that reflects this. You can read our equality and diversity statement here.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we're also a corporate member of the WISE Campaign for gender equality in STEM & we're a founding member of the WEDS network driving diversity & inclusion in startups.

Important notices

Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters. Any unsolicited CVs, profiles, or names, submitted in any format, by any channel, to any of our team, will be deemed to fall outside any terms and/or conditions with either the person submitting the information or their company of employment/representation.

By submitting your application to Tessian, you consent to Tessian retaining your information and contacting you about future job opportunities, that may be of interest, for up to 2 years in accordance with our Privacy Policy

Please note, that any job offers will be subject to the candidate passing background screening checks.