Senior/Principal Sales Engineer


United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Post Date: 04/12/2021
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  • Company Address: Level 8, Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8RT

About Privitar

We're Privitar. We create software designed for enterprise-wide privacy protection. As the global pioneer in data privacy engineering, we enable our customers to control, use and share data safely.

Job Description

We are rapidly growing in the US and looking for a Senior Sales Engineer with knowledge of the Big Data eco-system to help us define and grow a new category of enterprise data privacy software.
This role will operate fully remotely, with frequent travel to customer sites expected. To support our existing US sales team we would prefer for you to be based on the East Coast.
About us 
Privitar is a rapidly growing Data Privacy Enterprise Software company based in London, building software to enable the safe and ethical use of valuable data for analytics and machine learning. We work with large organizations worldwide in financial services, telecommunications, pharma, and government, enabling them to get the most out of data without compromising on privacy and security.
Privitar is pioneering the new enterprise software category of sensitive data management, with deep domain expertise in data privacy.  The company aims to define and lead this category, capture the market on modern data platforms; and address a social issue of growing importance. Our technology enables organizations to make data available efficiently and safely to drive data-driven decision making, capture value and reduce risk.
Backed by world-leading private equity and venture capital funds who’ve invested in companies like Crowdstrike, BEA Systems, Slack, Dropbox and Spotify to date we have raised over $150million in funding and have ambitious growth plans, despite challenging economic conditions. In 2020, our team nearly doubled to 200 people and we continue to hire great people. The company was recently lauded by The Sunday Times as one of the “10 Tech Ones to Watch,” ranked #18 on the 2020 Deloitte Technology UK Fast 50 and honored as one of the FinTech50.


    • Provide technical sales support to deliver and over-achieve against sales revenue targets
    • Demonstrate the key capabilities of Privitar and align them to customers’ objectives
    • Build strong relationships at multiple levels of a customer’s organisation
    • Deliver technical PoC and present results to both technical and business audiences
    • Deliver ROI analysis and business type workshops 
    • Provide feedback to senior management and product management on feature requirements, value proposition and competitive data
    • Help define and respond to RFIs and RFPs
    • Act as a technical leader for customers and within the SE team
    • Train partners SE and Sales staff
    • Be and SME and a thought leader 
    • Develop world class work product for repeatable success and enable the team to use it effectively 
    • Be a leader in the team, manage large complex opportunities and initiatives
    • Actively coach and mentor other team members
    • Act as a practice lead and/or be a publicly recognized thought leader

What you'll need to bring to Privitar

    • At least 9 years working as a sales engineering for a technology vendor
    • Proven track record of leading successful pre-sales engagements
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills
    • Experience working with the big data ecosystem
    • Experience with database schemas and SQL
    • Naturally team-oriented with a can-do attitude
    • Understanding of information security concepts
    • Publicly available posts/articles, public speaking or examples of thought leadership
    • Coaching experience
    • Leadership activities


    • Detailed knowledge of the Cloud, ideally AWS, but also Azure and GCP.
    • Knowledge of Hadoop architecture including primary operational components (HDFS, YARN, Kerberos, Ambari/Hue, Hive/Impala, Spark)
    • Detailed knowledge of common Data Flow / Streaming environment and technology (e.g. Apache NiFi, Kafka, Confluent, StreamSets)
    • Knowledge of emerging big data security and auditing tools (Sentry, Ranger, Knox)
    • Operational experience of customer Hadoop deployments (Hortonworks, Cloudera)
    • Knowledge of Linux
    • Programming experience in Java, Python or similar
    • Experience integrating with enterprise RDBMS infrastructure
    • Experience with Amazon AWS and other cloud platforms
    • Broad knowledge of Hadoop and Linux security infrastructure
    • Experience integrating to LDAP-based directory services for authentication and authorisation
    • Information Security knowledge and experience
    • CISA and/or CISSP certification 
    • Exposure to data warehouses and operational data stores
    • Gathering, reviewing and validating business and data requirements
    • Experience with BI tools such as Tableau or Qlikview

What we give you in return

    • 20 days holiday allowance in addition to US Bank Holidays. We value work-life balance and encourage team members to take it all. 
    • Private Health Insurance for yourself and your family
    • 401(K) Plan Stock Options - everyone has a share in Privitar
    • Generous maternity leave 
    • Sickness, Critical Illness and Life Insurance
    • We will cover reasonable costs for your phone
    • Commuter Plan - Tax free savings on bus fares, train passes, and parking expenses
    • Employee Referral Bonus of $6500
    • Bi-weekly whole company virtual lunch. $25 allowance. Good food, great company
    • Regular virtual socials to keep you and your colleagues connected
Privitar does not accept unsolicited referrals or CVs from any source other than directly from candidates or approved agencies with written agreements in place and instructed on specified roles.
Unsolicited CVs received from any agency not engaged as outlined above will be considered a "free gift", and there will be no fees due should we choose to contact the candidate directly. Receipt of unsolicited CVs will in no way establish any prior claim to the candidate should they also be submitted by another agency. We consider this type of activity an attempt to lay claim to a given candidate and therefore entirely inappropriate. Any submission of unsolicited CVs to us will be deemed as full acceptance of these terms.
We only engage with agencies who are respectful of candidates, businesses and other agencies.  We abide by our agreements with them and maintain genuine, straight-forward and lasting relationships which generate the highest calibre candidates for our business. 

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