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Sales Engineer - Commercial



Sales & Business Development
Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

From Fivetran’s founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, customer data arrives in their warehouses, canonical and ready to query, with no engineering or maintenance required. We’re proud that more organizations continue to leverage our technology every day to become truly data-driven.

About the Role
Fivetran is building data pipelines to power the modern data stack for thousands of companies.
We’re looking for a talented Sales Engineer to join our Commercial sales team. As a Commercial Sales Engineer, you will work closely with our sales team to understand our Commercial customers’ complex business needs and showcase how Fivetran’s data replication solutions can help them achieve their desired business outcomes. You will be responsible for providing technical expertise, identifying technical requirements, and ensuring a successful proof-of value throughout the sales cycle.
This is a full-time, hybrid position based out of our Denver or Oakland office in the US.
Technologies You’ll Use
AWS, GCP, Azure, Snowflake, BigQuery, Databricks, New Relic, Linux, Windows, Python, Java
What You’ll Do
  • Work with Commercial customers to understand their business, their use cases, and their data replication requirements
  • Develop and deliver technical presentations to Commercial audiences
  • Ensure the technical win by running an organized proof-of-value process
  • Work closely with Fivetran’s Product and Engineering teams to ensure alignment of our solutions to Commercial customer needs
  • Work closely with multiple Sales representatives, while maintaining a high level of customer focus and technical excellence
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and trends in our industry
Skills We’re Looking For
  • 3+ years in data replication, sales engineering, or related technical field
  • Strong technical background covering database replication, cloud infrastructure, and data replication technologies with some form of hands on experience
  • Experience with modern data analytics technologies, including cloud data warehouses, transformation tooling, data catalogs, and BI tools
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with a keen ability to explain complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Bonus Skills
  • Experience with Postgres, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL & NoSQL databases
  • Hands on experience with other data replication or ETL tools
  • Experience with self-hosted and SaaS software applications
  • Hands on networking experience both in the cloud and on-premise


The pay range displayed on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the target position and level. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Our job titles may span more than one career level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, business need, market demands. The pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your location during the hiring process.

This range represents base salary only and does not include incentive for sales roles, equity, or benefits, if applicable.

Pay Range
$132,443.33$158,932 USD

Perks and Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance*
  • Generous paid time-off policy (PTO), plus paid sick time, inclusive parental leave policy, holidays, and volunteer days off
  • RSU stock grants*
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours, free food, and fun team-building activities
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Recharge, reenergize, and pursue personal and professional goals with a 30-day paid leave after 5 years*
  • Access to an innovative mental health support platform that offers personalized care and resources in areas such as: therapy, coaching, and self-guided mindfulness exercises for all covered employees and their covered dependents.

*May vary by country and worker type - please reach out to your recruiter for more information

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We’re honored to be valued at over $5.6 billion, but more importantly, we’re proud of our core values of Get Stuck In, Do the Right Thing, and One Team, One Dream. Read about us in Forbes.

Fivetran brings together high-quality talent across the globe to make data access as easy and reliable as electricity for our customers. We value and recognize that our customers benefit from having innovative teams made of people from many backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Fivetran promotes diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging through attracting, recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us build a world-class company to better serve our customers, our people and our communities.

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