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Sales Development Representative - San Francisco Bay Area

Sales | San Mateo, CA

Job Description

Work Location:  San Francisco (SOMA), Campbell OR San Mateo, CA

Jump on a Rocket Ship!

You have been waiting for your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a company whose trajectory is astronomical.  It’s here and now at Platfora:  Strap yourself in.

You know what it takes for a company to win:  Top-drawer investors, advisors and leadership team, the best engineering and product talent, a sales team that knows their customers and loves to win... plus that ineffable glue of culture to hold everything together and propel the engine forward.

You will find all this and more at Platfora. You are motivated to build a sales career and uncover revenue- generating opportunities, using your supernatural capabilities for uncover leads and developing them into prospects. You will find yourself to be valued and respected for the important role you play in revealing sales leads and adding to our pipeline.

You should be a Type A team player, results-oriented, customer savvy and tenacious, all wrapped in an eloquent, empathetic and polished package.


Advancement Opportunities

We are looking for Sales Development talent who are hungry to move into a Field Sales / Account Executive role.  We want you to have the opportunity to learn our space, refine your art and move up within a year.   In this Sales and Business Development role, you will go deeper and wider into our current and prospective enterprise customers; manage our partner ecosystem; and help drive prospects to closure.



  • Generate new business opportunities to fuel revenue

  • Along with your team, develop targeted lists, call strategies, and messaging to drive opportunities for new business

  • Working with our sales leadership team, create, prioritize, and qualify strategic target account lists

  • Research and build new and existing accounts (e.g., adding contacts, sending regular emails, strategic appointment setting)

  • Calling and emailing targeted executives at all levels; conduct initial conversations and presentations with them

  • Be an example of organization and excellence to the team by setting and making your goals

  • Achieve or exceed monthly quotas of qualified opportunities and closed business

  • Following up on a high volume of new leads in a rapid manner

  • Documenting various details including use case, lead scores, purchase timeframes, next steps

  • Understanding a lead’s needs and effectively communicating how Platfora will meet them  

  • Using for lead management and sales forecasting

  • Ensuring 100% satisfaction with all customers

  • Making outbound calls to prospective customers

  • Giving high level solution overview presentations online

  • Discovering new leads through internet research and social media monitoring/commenting

  • Supporting marketing efforts by assisting in online, direct mail and other marketing campaigns



  • Ability and aptitude to understanding and communicate universe-busting technologies…and an enthusiasm for doing this

  • Ability to understand customer requirements and identify business challenges that Platfora can solve

  • Hunter mentality in seeking out new business

  • Undergraduate degree (BA or BS)

  • Prior sales or lead qualification experience

  • Ability to build strong personal relationships with prospects, customers, and partners

  • High energy and positive attitude

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team environment

  • Articulate and passionate; this comes through in your excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+)

  • Energy and desire to make numerous (50+) phone calls daily

  • Consistent, demonstrable over-achievement in past experiences

  • Email marketing experience a huge bonus


Why Platfora?

  • Top-drawer investors, advisors and leadership team

  • The best engineering and product talent in the Valley

  • A sales team that knows their customers and loves to win

  • A growing list of Fortune 2000 customers.  We are the leading face of  big data analytics and our customers and prospects know it.

  • Smart, get-it-done, innovative and fun culture with frequent team building events

  • Competitive salary, benefit, compensation packages

  • We will take care of you:  Food, Coffee...all the amenities!


About Platfora

Platfora is the #1 native Big Data Analytics platform for Hadoop. Platfora puts big data directly into the hands of line-of-business people through self-service analytics that help them uncover new opportunities that were once impossible or impractical across transaction, customer interaction and machine data. An interactive and visual full-stack platform delivered as subscription software in the cloud or on-premises, Platfora Big Data Analytics is creating data-driven competitive advantages in the areas of security, marketing, finance, operations and the Internet of Things. Leading organizations such as Citi, Comcast, DirecTV, Disney,, Opower, Riot Games, Vivint and The Washington Post use Platfora.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Principals only; if you are a recruiter, or represent a search firm, you must be under contract with an OK to work on this role, prior to submitting resumes to Platfora.  Thanks!

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