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Ghent

Vacancy opened 20-05-2019

Description

About Showpad


Showpad is the leading sales enablement platform for the modern seller. Showpad’s all-in-one platform empowers sales and marketing teams to engage buyers through industry-leading training and coaching software and innovative sales content and engagement solutions.


At Showpad, personalities and cultures connect across oceans to create something extraordinary. As a top 10 software company in the Inc. 5,000 Europe list, Showpad is changing the game when it comes to sales enablement. Our employees create the engagement and impact that drives our success as we expand globally.


In the morning, we’re drinking San Francisco cold brew coffee with a side of Portland doughnuts – English scones for afternoon tea, and in the evening we’re toasting success with Belgian tripel Westmalle to a Chicago house tune.


About the position


The Solution Architect role in our Customer Innovation Lab will be instrumental in driving technical solutions based on the Showpad Sales Enablement platform. You will engage with our largest customers to design and implement innovative solutions supporting their commercial transformation. You will be defining what an Enterprise Sales Enablement solution means.


Key Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with both internal and external/industry experts to anticipate customer needs in order to facilitate the definition and development of future solutions.
  • You deeply understand our customer’s business strategies and requirements to develop necessary designs and plans
  • You supervise 'first time delivery programs' for customers, including preliminary studies, the implementation roadmap, development of the prototype, after which you drive the implementation.
  • You advocate new concepts, technologies and solutions, using the appropriate communication channels (webinars, blog posts,...)
  • Provide advice and make decisions about which technologies would be suitable to use for various projects
  • Collaborate with project managers and other staff members to develop budgets and timelines for solutions
  • Keep skills updated and remain proactively aware of happenings and current events in the industry
  • Mentor, educate, and train colleagues as requested
  • Actively work with our partner network to design and support solutions based on the Showpad platform
  • You will lead technological studies, feasibility studies, white papers, and conceptual documents concerning the current and future focus technologies for Showpad.

Skills/Experience we are looking for


  • Master computer science degree (or equivalent through experience) in information technology, computer science, software engineering or a related field
  • 5+ years of work experience in a relevant role
  • Demonstrable experience in designing and positioning custom, complex innovative enterprise solutions across various architecture domains
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to explain complex technical topics in an easily digestible manner
  • Deep knowledge of solution architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices.
  • Advanced understanding of IT industry trends, enterprise standards and methodology
  • Experience of structuring and facilitating the process of innovation within an IT function
  • Proven track-record of handling multiple projects simultaneously

Skills that are considered a plus


  • Proven development skills in back-end technologies
  • Experience in building web-applications, knowledge and experience with HTML5 and/or JavaScript are considered as strong advantage
  • Expertise with at least one of the following domains: CMS / Ecommerce / CRM / DMP / Marketing Automation

What you can expect from Showpad


Focus on Impact and Growth


We are building the future in sales and marketing where every salesperson is successful. As an international scale-up, we aim for yearly double-digit growth that opens many opportunities. We want people who thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven company, who are not afraid to stretch themselves in a fun environment and focus on impact and growth.

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