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Global Head of Solution Engineering, Mid-Market

Atlassian

Atlassian

Oregon, USA · Remote
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Global Head of Solution Engineering, Mid-Market

Sales | Remote, Americas | Remote, Remote | Remote, UK | Full-Time

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Atlassian is looking for a global leader for our Solutions Engineering (SE) team within the Mid-Market segment to lead and shape a rapidly growing team and key function within the Atlassian sales team. Atlassian's Solutions Engineering team partners with both our direct sales and channel sales teams to deliver technical expertise in the sales cycle and assist in qualifying and closing high-value strategic opportunities, while shaping the customer's solutions purchasing decisions across the full Atlassian suite of products. The ideal candidate will possess a unique blend of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and leadership skills.

The Role

As the Head of Solutions Engineering, Mid-Market you will focus on building credibility and trust with the technical leaders in our mid-size customers & prospects by developing cross-functional strategies and solutions. Our team brings technical expertise, real-world experience, strong executive engagement skills and an inspirational mindset to help our customers understand the opportunities of Atlassians “System of Work” Platform. We act as technical leaders, helping customers solve their most complex business challenges through the value they realize from Atlassian solutions. We do this by leveraging best practice and industry standards to build customer trust, align to business outcomes and architect best in class solutions.

This Leader will play a crucial role in driving our sales efforts by building highly scalable sales processes, tools and techniques. This leader will have experience building operational effectiveness and rigor across the organization. The Mid-Market business is a high volume, transactional business, therefore it’s critical that the team is equipped with standard and repeatable tools, assets and processes. This individual will lead a team of skilled solutions engineers and collaborate closely with the sales, product, and partner teams to develop and articulate comprehensive cross-functional strategies and technical solutions that address the business challenges of a broad set of the customer base. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in upleveling the professional selling skills of the team, specifically in value creation of SaaS & Cloud solutions.

The ideal candidate understands & can demonstrate how to continually advance the organization, strategy and tactical activities of the team to best impact the business growth expectations.

Compensation

At Atlassian, we strive to design equitable, explainable, and competitive compensation programs. To support this goal, the baseline of our range is higher than that of the typical market range, but in turn we expect to hire most candidates near this baseline. Base pay within the range is ultimately determined by a candidate's skills, expertise, or experience. In the United States, we have three geographic pay zones. For this role, our current base pay ranges for new hires in each zone are:

Zone A: $220,400 - $293,800

Zone B: $198,300 - $264,400

Zone C: $182,900 - $243,900

This role may also be eligible for benefits, bonuses, commissions, and equity.

Please visit go.atlassian.com/payzones for more information on which locations are included in each of our geographic pay zones. However, please confirm the zone for your specific location with your recruiter.


Your primary responsibilities include but aren't limited to:

  • Leadership & Team Development:

    • Lead, mentor, and inspire a global team of sales engineers, fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement.

    • Develop and implement training programs to enhance the technical and professional sales skills of the team.

    • Build & Optimize processes that support rapid growth and expansion across the team and the business.

    • Provide thought leadership and collaborate with internal Atlassiana business units and stakeholders, craft the model of the Mid-market organization.

    • Buildout scalable functions that best serve the needs of the business while providing adequate Solutions Engineering coverage to meet the needs of the business

    • Continue to build out team domain disciplines in Cloud Migration, Service Management, Agile, DevOps, and Work Management solutions

    • Establish performance metrics and conduct regular evaluations to ensure team members meet and exceed goals.

  • Strategic Planning & Execution:

    • Collaborate with senior leadership to define and execute the global sales engineering strategy for the Mid-market segment.

    • Define and Operationalize “Metrics that Matter” to effectively manage the business and ensure the most effective utilization of SE resources

    • Identify and prioritize key market opportunities, driving initiatives to capture new business and expand existing accounts.

    • Ensure proper alignment of resources and effective utilization of skill sets within assigned regions.

    • Align sales engineering activities with overall company goals and objectives.

  • Customer Engagement & Solution Design:

    • Engage in high impact sales pursuits across the global Mid-Market business. Interact at multiple levels within a customer account (Enterprise Architects, Domain Architects, Directors, VPs, and CXOs) and maintain these relationships throughout their customer journey.

    • Provide technical leadership during sales presentations, demonstrations, and proof-of-concept engagements

    • Engage with marketing to align on effective Pipeline generation activities in Mid-Market, create new routes to market to create new funnel prospecting pipeline

    • Ensure the seamless integration and deployment of solutions, addressing any technical issues that may arise

    • Demonstrate strong executive alignment with key resources across the Partner/Channel community

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration:

    • Work closely with product management, marketing, and R&D teams to ensure the development of solutions that align with market demands and customer feedback.

    • Serve as a liaison between sales engineering and other departments to communicate customer needs and market trends.

    • Maintain a rigorous feedback loop with the product teams, and deliver a point of view on roadmap investment priorities

    • Drive the creation of technical collateral, including whitepapers, case studies, and solution briefs.

  • Market & Industry Expertise:

    • Stay abreast of industry trends, competitive landscape, and emerging technologies to provide strategic insights and recommendations.

    • Understand the local market nuances across the Global customer base, including Culture, and Business practices and preferences.

    • Represent the company at industry conferences, trade shows, and customer events, showcasing our solutions and thought leadership.

    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key industry stakeholders and partners.

The SE team's expertise is often critical to developing new solution based sales opportunities in our high-growth business, and shaping the enablement and go-to-market perspective around such solutions. You will need to partner with a diverse set of stakeholders - direct sales, channel sales, field marketing, product marketing, and sales enablement - to best shape the areas of joint execution with each team. Given the broad demand for your team's time and expertise, you will need to negotiate prioritization of when and where SE assistance is best used with each team.


Qualifications

To be successful in this role, we need someone that has the following qualifications and experiences:

  • 8+ years of experience in sales engineering, with at least 5 years in a leadership role within a global, high-growth technology

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field; MBA or advanced technical degree preferred.

  • Successfully led diverse teams to reach challenging goals and can leverage organizational networks to get things done. Be Hungry and Humble.

  • Passion and energy for building business relationships and is accustomed to driving the simplification of complex concepts into compelling customer proposals

  • Drive for results using out-of-the-box innovative thinking together with excellent problem-solving skills

  • The ability to multiply the effect of a team through situational leadership, constant challenge and a team-first mindset

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to manage your time effectively are critical.

  • Ideally, we're looking for someone with a prior background in solutions selling to Software Development or IT c-suite/SVPs/VP leadership, and who understands the ecosystem of potential integrations and partnerships we would work with.

  • Experience managing distributed remote teams is a plus.

  • You want to be a part of something big. You are up for the challenge of running a team within a fast-growing organization and balancing the needs of the team with the needs of the business.

  • You enjoy mentoring and inspiring your team with a growth mindset.