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Future Opportunities - Sales

Sales | Portland, OR | Full Time

Job Description

Are you a strong inside sales professional who can generate business and close deals?  Puppet has a strong community of users, a wide variety of existing clients all hungry to learn more about Puppet and how it can continue to improve their organization's data center operations.

Account Managers are a key part of selling our products and services.  In this role, AMs conduct inside sales activities including prospecting and developing opportunities, closing sales, taking orders, preparing activity and forecast reports, updating and maintaining the sales database, and assisting sales management in conveying customer needs to product managers and technical support staff.  Qualified candidates will have at least 4 years of software sales experience, a proven track record of quota and goal achievement, domain-specific knowledge of large corporate IT environments, including basic understanding of client/server computing, networking and security, and expertise using CRM and web-based conferencing systems.

Sales Associates support our team of Account Managers by developing sales opportunities through qualifying leads, delivering proposals, closing sales, and driving participation in Puppet public trainings.  Qualified candidates will have at least 2 years of software sales experience, a proven track record of goal achievement, and expertise using CRM and web-based conferencing systems.

If you are interested in joining our Inside Sales team at Puppet Labs, but don't see an open position that matches your qualifications, please submit your resume with a cover letter responding to the below questions:  

1) Why are you interested in working for Puppet Labs?

2) Please summarize your experience in Inside Sales. 

3) Please summarize your understanding of client/server computing, networking, and cloud computing as it pertains to what you've done in account management / sales. 

4) Our Sales positions are based in Portland, OR.  If you do not live in the Portland area, are you willing to relocate?

We will keep your application on file and make every attempt to contact you if we have a position that fits your qualifications and responses to the above questions.  However, you are encouraged to keep an eye on our website,, and apply directly for new position(s) you are interested in being considered for.

Working for Puppet Labs

Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs creates IT automation software which enables system administrators to deliver the operational agility and efficiency of cloud computing at enterprise-class service levels, scaling from handfuls of nodes on-premise to tens of thousands in the cloud.  Puppet powers thousands of companies, including Twitter, Yelp, eBay, Zynga, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Google, Disney, Citrix, Oracle, and Viacom.  Our investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures, Radar Partners, Emerson St. Partners, VMware, Google Ventures, and Cisco.

Everyone who works here has a real, direct impact on the company, and our list of interesting and difficult challenges will always be larger than the time we have to tackle them.  Our work environment is relaxed yet results driven, encouraging creativity, collaboration, and challenging each other in order to foster continuous improvement.  Our employees embody our values, displaying curiosity, self-motivation, adaptability, and a passion for what Puppet Labs is all about.