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Sales Engineer

Location:  Chicago

Virtual Iron Software, Inc. is an award winning software startup, well-funded by top tier investors. We were recently named one of 10 Hot Start-Ups to watch by Network World magazine. Key industry analysts from firms including IDC, Gartner and Illuminata have praised Virtual Iron and its products. The company has a focused, collaborative, and high-energy environment, founded by well-respected industry veterans where working hard, having fun and building a great company are important. Virtual Iron has a strong team of people that believe virtualization can transform the data center and offer great business value to our customers both now and in the future.  We are committed to expanding our team with highly motivated, talented and creative individuals.
We offer highly competitive compensation packages and comprehensive benefits.  Most of our benefits begin upon your date of hire with Virtual Iron Software.
We are seeking talented, aggressive and highly-motivated individuals to provide support to our fast-growing Enterprise Sales team in selling our data center virtualization and management software solutions. If you’re an over-achiever, driven by new business success, and you've got what it takes to grow and support a new business initiative, then we want to speak with you.
The right candidate will play a key role in capturing and supporting Enterprise customers by providing pre-sales technical support to the Sales team.  Duties will include:

  • Provide sales support through advanced technical support related to design validation, customer trials, demos and application testing/staging.
  • Create technical designs for customers that meet customer requirements and help solve customer business or technology problems.
  • Deliver technical and sales oriented presentations to customer’s technical staff and senior management.
  • Build and maintain relationships with technical decision makers and influencers in your account base.


  • Experienced pre-sales engineer with the ability to obtain virtualization knowledge and skills quickly. 
  • Experience working with large enterprise software sales is mandatory. 
  • Demonstrated ability to support new enterprise customers
  • Experience with:
    • Unix/Linux Servers (Linux certification(s) a plus)
    • SAN/NAS storage and switches (EMC,IBM,Brocade,McDATA)
    • SOA & Application Servers (WebSphere,BEA WebLogic,JBoss)
    • Enterprise Software (SAP,Peoplesoft,Tibco)
    • Relational Databases (DB2,MySQL,Oracle)
    • Programming or scripting in Java,Python,Perl
    • Virtualization products
    • Data Center Management Products
  • Technical acumen with ability to present and sell technology products in a business context
  • Willingness and desire to travel extensively in support of sales activities and team success

Interested and qualified candidates, please submit your resume via e-mail to jobs at virtualiron.com.  Please include "Sales Engineer" in the subject line.