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Technical Account Engineer II

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic

United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Technical Account Engineer Job Description

About the Job

Sumo Logic, Inc. empowers the people who power modern, digital business. Through its SaaS analytics platform, Sumo Logic enables customers to deliver reliable and secure cloud-native applications. Our platform observes, monitors, and secures modern digital business solutions. As a true cloud-native SaaS solution, you will be working on the cutting edge of cloud technology to deliver a world-class technical experience to our customers, thus enabling them to meet their business outcomes.

What You Will Do

We are seeking a highly skilled Technical Account Engineer. As a trusted customer advisor, Technical Account Engineers (TAE) not only help our customers understand best practices to maximize Sumo Logic's value, drive customer ROI and also delve deep into the technical nuances of our platform. You'll be hands-on, assisting customers in navigating the complexities of Sumo Logic and leading strategic growth through robust relationships with users and executives in partnership with the Sumo Logic account team. Your expertise in advanced training, complex problem-solving, and enabling technology adoption will be crucial. We support customers across various verticals with specialized needs in information security, DevSecOps, and observability and monitoring.

This role offers the excitement of joining Sumo's team, which is renowned for tackling our customers' most intricate security and operational challenges. As a TAE, you'll have visibility up to the CEO level and engage with our executive team on strategic initiatives.

Travel Requirements

  • Flexible, but generally once or twice a quarter (10-25%)
    • Customer Visits
    • Corporate Visits for Training, mandatory meetings, etc.

What You Will Bring With You

  • Advanced Technical Expertise: Hands-on keyboard experience and consultative skills.
  • Strategic Adoption Drive: Facilitate training on advanced features and practices, aligning with the customer's specific usage of Sumo Logic.
  • Customized Success Planning: Work closely with customers to understand their unique requirements and challenges, ensuring alignment with their expected business outcomes through a hands-on, consultative approach to build their adoption plan, then help them to achieve it and track progress. You’ll keep an eye out for additional opportunities and work to expand the plan as they progress to maximize the value they get from SUMO Logic.
  • Risk Mitigation and Planning: Ability to identify financial and adoption risks within an account and pull the team together to create a thorough plan to turn risky situations into an advocacy scenario
  • Growth Strategy Development: Collaborate with the account team to formulate and implement strategies that balance customer needs with Sumo Logic’s business growth.
  • Proactive Monitoring and Support: Vigilantly monitor customer KPIs, proactively address deployment issues, and drive product roadmap suggestions from customer feedback.
  • Executive Engagement: Conduct Quarterly Business Reviews and monthly health check calls, maintaining a proactive, strategic presence in the account team.
  • Monitor and report on the overall well-being of customers, tracking essential health and usage indicators to reduce or eliminate churn risk
  • Data Analysis: Ability to look at data and infer usage patterns

What We Look For

  • Extensive SaaS Experience: Proven track record in a technical role managing multiple customer accounts, preferably with a background in DevOps Engineering, SOC analysis, or similar technical positions.
  • Customer-Centric Approach: Passionate about customer satisfaction and problem-solving.
  • Relationship Management: Demonstrated ability in managing relationships across various levels, from technical practitioners to executives.
  • Communication Excellence: Professional and clear communication skills, adept in both executive meetings and technical workshops.
  • Ambiguity Navigation: Ability to work with uncertainty and proactively seek necessary support.
  • Account Management Prowess: Demonstrable skills in managing multiple Accounts with a keen eye for detail.
  • Familiar with Cyber Security frameworks and their applications in the secure DevOps Lifecycle
  • Curiosity to learn about the customer base and curiosity to continue learning

Desired Technical Qualifications

  • Monitoring Platform Experience: Proficiency in Sumo Logic or similar platforms (e.g., Splunk, Data Dog, Elastic, New Relic, Appdynamics, VMWare Tanzu).
  • Cloud Services Knowledge: Hands-on experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud services.
  • Query Language Proficiency: SQL or similar query language skills.
  • Security and Operations Background: Experience in monitoring and alerting in security, operations, or SecDevOps settings.
  • Advanced Technologies: Kubernetes expertise (including HELM) and data analytics knowledge are highly advantageous.
  • OSS skills in Otel, Prometheus, and Falco are a plus
  • Sumo Logic experience is a big plus but not required

About Us

Sumo Logic, Inc. empowers the people who power modern, digital business. Sumo Logic enables customers to deliver reliable and secure cloud-native applications through its Sumo Logic SaaS Analytics Log Platform, which helps practitioners and developers ensure application reliability, secure and protect against modern security threats, and gain insights into their cloud infrastructures. Customers worldwide rely on Sumo Logic to get powerful real-time analytics and insights across observability and security solutions for their cloud-native applications. For more information, visit

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The expected annual base salary range for this position is $148,960 - $201,120 . Compensation varies based on a variety of factors which include (but aren’t limited to) role level, skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, location, and experience. In addition to base pay, certain roles are eligible to participate in our bonus or commission plans, as well as our benefits offerings, and equity awards.