SE (Solution Engineer) Job Description
As a Solution Engineer, you'll combine technical and operational knowledge with sales skills. The balance depends on the level of technical knowledge and understanding of the designated customer and offering. Our clients will usually be management level staff and technical staff from governmental organizations. To ensure our customers needs are met, you'll liaise regularly with sales personnel, and colleagues from other departments such as R&D, design, product marketing, purchasing and production, and senior company managers.
You will report to the Director of Solution Engineering.
SEs day-to-day tasks are likely to involve:
Defining and designing new solution concepts for the designated products & solutions Global wide.
Managing, defining and interpreting customer requirements.
Developing and characterizing customer solutions and concepts.
Overseeing and supervising customer technical and conceptual proposal supporting sales team technical / operational.
Defining post-sales support services.
Preparing reports for head office.
Coordinating technical meetings with customer and global company technical teams.
Supporting marketing by attending trade shows, conferences and other marketing events.
Making technical /operational presentations and demonstrating how a product / solution will meet customer needs.
Providing pre-sales technical / operational assistance and product education.
Liaising with other members of the sales team and other technical experts.
Solving customer problems (concept / presale Not deployment).
Assisting in the design of custom-made products.
Providing coaching and producing support material for other members of the sales team.
To be a solution engineer you'll need:
A solid technical background large scale system integration projects (preferably above 30M$)
o In one or more of the fields of: Security Systems, Defence, Law Enforcement, Intelligence, Cyber/IT Security
Operational background (military, HLS office, national security agency, other)
Academic degree in a relevant area
Sound judgment and good business sense
o Experience in the sales process (preferable)
Team working ability
The ability to build relationships with Customers quickly
Analytical and problem-solving skills, creativity , innovative thinking
Resilience and tenacity
Ability to create high quality technical / operational documents
English a must fluency to a high level, other languages is an advantage
At least 5 years of experience as a pre-sales engineer or other customer facing technical position
At least 5 years of experience in writing technical proposal documents
Ability to perform background market research and to create technical white papers in the subject area
About the Company
About the Company
XB Consultants is a London based recruitment consultancy that provides local, international and cross border Recruitment solutions. The company recruits and resources mid to senior level professional staff on a temporary, contract and permanent basis. XB Consultants provides a highly skilled and experienced consultant base for their clients and candidates that is able to act quickly, accurately and proactively on their behalf and consult on realistic market conditions, salary expectations and recruitment timescales.
XB Consultants endeavours to provide an excellent customer focused recruitment service coupled with an intelligent, consultative and honest approach towards its clients and candidates. We maintain service levels of the highest standard to provide quick response times, search accuracy for both clients and candidates and full consultative advice.