Sales Engineer – UK (Cloudera)

Knocking down technical barriers to the adoption of Cloudera’s products is the main responsibility of a Sales Engineer at Cloudera. This includes being the technical part of the sales team focused on presenting Cloudera’s technology to help solve customers’ critical business problems. Another critical part of the role is ensuring the success of existing customers along with expanding the usage of Cloudera’s technology by discovering additional use cases within a customer’s organization. In order to do this successfully an understanding of a few key technologies is important, namely, databases, Java, distributed systems, data analytics and Linux.

  • Engage with sales prospects where you prepare and present Cloudera’s technology along with addressing any technical questions that come up during the sales cycle
  • Support the technical needs of existing customers including discovering additional use cases for Cloudera’s technology
  • Work closely with the product management and engineering team to align customer requirements to future versions and products
  • Have a deep understanding of Cloudera’s technology and a willingness to learn new technologies when needed


  • Experience with performing customer facing activities as part of pre-sales team or professional services team
  • In-depth knowledge of the following:
    • Linux
    • Java
    • SQL – query optimization and data model design
  • Demonstrable ability to create and give technical presentations and demo
  • Excellent communicator who has experience presenting to a wide range of audiences

Cloudera is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Job posted 9/23/2015