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Sales Engineer

San Francisco, CA | Technology

Job Description

We find our people as innovative as we do our company.

Fun, smart & vibrant people make up ourXu (pronounced "zoo") team! Our collaborative, dynamic & high energy environment makes this the kind of place where people want to work. Our Xu team is looking for additional members:

Sales Engineer

At DataXu, the sales engineer is a critical member of the sales team presenting the DataXu solutions and acting as the face of the company. Sales Engineers have the unique opportunity to apply their technical knowledge and industry expertise to help customers solve their business and technical challenges. The role is integral to success, including creating/developing solutions, explaining the return on investment (ROI) of the solution and ensuring customer success after the sale. The DataXu sales engineer role presents unique and new experiences every day and requires someone who is creative, motivated by challenges and willing to work hard.


Develop an in-depth understanding of the customer’s business, challenges and requirements including expert knowledge of the customers’ marketing ecosystem

Deliver pre-sales technical presentations, product demonstrations, and architecture sessions to clients and prospects

Propose, design, create and present custom prototypes, demos and proofs-of-concept based on client’s business challenges

Support Sales RFI/RFP process, providing responses to technical inquiries

Partner with Sales to pitch and close new opportunities

Lead the creation of customers’ technical project plans and drive internal execution including providing technical consulting and expertise

Help ensure effective utilization of appropriate DataXu resources to progress all issues impacting revenue, new business and customer satisfaction


5+ years sales engineering, solution architecture, or management consulting experience selling commercial enterprise software platforms

Industry experience in Media, CPG, Financial Services, Retail

Foundational knowledge of web technologies such as HTTP, HTML, JSON, JavaScript.

Strong knowledge of relational databases

Experience coding in Java, Ruby or Python

Strong presentation skills and public speaking

Knowledge of map reduce and other "big data" technologies a plus

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related major. MS degree is a plus.

About the Company:

Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices throughout North America and Europe, DataXu (www.dataxu.com)( Voted Advertising Age’s 2011 #5 Best Place to Work & Named "Top Place to Work in 2011" by Boston Globe) is the only multi-channel digital marketing management (DMM) platform offering real time optimization for display, video, and mobile advertisers. With exceptional growth, DataXu is a private, venture backed company with the resources to make a big impact and the agility to lead revolutionary change in both technology and media.

DataXu is leading a revolution in advertising with the first and only machine learning-based Digital Marketing Management (DMM) platform: DX3, which makes impression-level decisions in real time, optimizing the creative, consumer and contextual ad choices to help brands acquire more customers for less money. We’re already recognized as a leader in the Forrester Research December 2011 report: "The Forrester Wave™: Demand-Side Platforms, Q4 2011," in which DataXu is recognized as a Leader with DX3 ranked as the #1 current offering. http://www.dataxu.com/news/press-releases/forrester-wave-report/

Beyond its technology, DataXu has developed a trusted reputation for expertly advising and servicing advertisers and media agencies trying to cross the chasm into a data-driven way of working.  DataXu is now expanding those relationships globally.

Benefit Highlights:

Medical & Dental Insurance – 100% company paid deductible

FSA (Medical, Dependent & Transportation care)

Onsite dry cleaning service

Company paid weekly catered lunches

Innovation Days

Generous Employee Referral Program

Monthly Employee Recognition Program

Free snacks and drinks

Friday socials




















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