Senior Pre-Sales / Systems Engineer

Position: Senior Pre-Sales / Systems Engineer - Software - Grid and Cloud Computing

Position Location: Markham (GTA), ON, Canada office

Position Overview:

Univa is a software company at the forefront of cloud computing, data center management, virtualization, grid, and cluster technologies.  We are looking for a senior sales engineer specializing in Distributed batch systems such as Univa Grid Engine, and Cloud Computing.  If you have the drive and motivation to work with an experienced team to position, demonstrate and sell cutting edge products to the Global 1000 business community, then please read on.  You will work with a global team of technical professionals who have been delivering innovative virtualization, cloud and data center management solutions for almost 20 years.

Your daily role will involve, as part of the Sales team, interacting with prospects and customers to position, demonstrate and be the technical sales lead for all Univa products.  As a Sales Engineer you are the critical customer contact for customer requirements and feedback into the Development and Product organizations.

Univa is a fast-growing, geographically distributed company with offices in Chicago, Austin, Germany, and Toronto.  As such, your excellent communication skills and teaming abilities will be critical to your success.

If you’re looking for a place where you will be surrounded with experienced, forward-looking technologists and a proven leadership team, your search is over.  Send us a resume and let’s start talking!

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience with Distributed Batch systems such as Grid Engine or LSF.
  • Experience selling enterprise software products to Global 1000 companies
  • Strong analytical and root cause analysis skills
  • Strong team player who is willing to learn and understand the needs of the business and how you and your skills will help achieve company objectives
  • Experience with Red Hat Linux derivatives
  • Experience using common customer service tools such as Salesforce, bug reporting and tracking systems
  • Ability to ramp up quickly and great teaming skills

Skills or Experience That Would Be a Big Plus:

  • Multiple UNIX operating system experience including Linux (RedHat, SuSE, Fedora, and others) and Solaris.  AIX, HP-UX and other UNIX vendors
  • System Administration experience with Linux or Unix variants.
  • Virtualization software such as VMWare, Xen and KVM
  • Knowledge of cloud service providers such as Amazon EC2, Rightscale and Rackspace.

Univa is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

It is the policy of Univa that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.