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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 Engineer - East Coast
Job Description / Skills Required


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

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 offices in San Francisco and London.

Sales Engineering at Tessian

As a Sales Engineer at Tessian you will play a substantial role in building and sustaining customer relationships while driving the adoption of Tessian solutions. As a Sales Engineer you will work closely with commercial and extended teams to support the acquisition of new revenue from existing and prospective customers, focusing on technical alignment of our product and how we address our customers threats.. The Sales Engineer role at Tessian will be impactful, visible, and rewarding.


        The Sales Engineer works hand-in-hand with the Commercial teams to develop and deliver customer solutions, supporting commercial teams to hit sales targets.
        The Sales Engineer seeks to build deep, consultative relationships with their customer, effectively becoming a trusted adviser. The Sales Engineer is ideally positioned to understand the customer's high-level business objectives, and match these to Tessian solutions to satisfy the business and technical requirements.
        The Sales Engineer is comfortable presenting Tessian’s value proposition, technologies, strategy, and product roadmaps to all levels at their customer including executives, technical management, and technical engineers.
        Continuously develop and expand the knowledge of customers' business and mission. Create and present solutions that address customers' needs using the Tessian portfolio along with third-party solutions.
        Once an opportunity is identified, the Sales Engineer is a critical member in developing the opportunity and moving it towards closure. Sales Engineers will be responsible for developing expertise delivering the technical competitive intelligence for our sales team.
        Sales Engineers constantly seek to expand their technical expertise and knowledge of Tessian technologies, industry direction and trends via enablement and internal training offerings.
        As a group, Sales Engineers communicate and collaborate with their peers and colleagues on trends, product feedback, customer stories, etc. This will include the creation of technical content and artifacts as well as owning the technical product feedback loop with the product and engineering teams..

Typical Activities will include:

        Building high-level design and architecture drawings
        Technically validating the solution with the customer
        Leading any demonstration or Proof of Value (PoV) activities
        Assisting with the preparation of a proposal, Due Diligence and RFP processes
        Helping the AE develop business cases and ROI/TCO justifications required to get support to drive business forward

We'd love to meet someone who:

        A strong affinity to technology and sales.
        An enthusiastic self-starter with an outgoing personality, comfortable working both independently and in a team setting.
        A confident presenter with the ability to demonstrate material to audiences with varying levels of technical capability.
        You have been in the high-tech industry for 3 years in a Pre-sales or customer-facing consulting capacity or have other relevant technical experience that demonstrates your relationship building skills.
        Experienced in working with commercial teams and is comfortable with quota driven performance management.
        Throughout your career you have gathered significant industry knowledge and experience but what really sets you apart is your expertise in enterprise applications, security, cloud or systems management
        Your strong customer facing and relationship building skills, coupled with your listening and questions-based selling skills help you see the “big picture” and create amazing experiences for customers.

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 to provide above market rate salaries.
        Beyond this, there’s plenty more that makes Tessian a great place to work:
        A full week of work-remote a year (for those who aren't fully remote anyhow), in addition to 25 days of paid holiday
        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 tech kit for you to work on
        If you're relocating to join the team, 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 to cover all your home office must-haves
        Remote socials with food and drinks budgets
        There’s plenty to look forward to once we’re back in the office too:
        An array of breakfast options, delicious snacks, drinks and a top-of-the-range coffee machine
        Flexible work from home policy (for those who aren't fully remote already)
        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.

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