Solutions Engineer

Proton

  • Team: Client Engineering
  • Salary: Competitive salary $100k (US—adjusted for international contractors), plus equity, health benefits, 401k and unlimited vacation.
  • Location: Boston, MA or Remote Considered (willing to work USA hours)
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

About Us

Proton.ai is revolutionizing wholesale distribution. Distributors sell nearly every physical good you come across. Key to the economy, they make up over 28% of GDP. But there’s a problem. Selling as a distributor is complicated. Distributors carry hundreds of thousands of complicated SKUs, making it impossible for distributors to know what their customers need. Proton cuts through this complexity with AI. We provide a solution that modernizes distributors' sales efforts. And in doing so, we help distributors better serve their customers.

Our company is in hyper-growth mode. We've had significant year-over-year revenue growth, and we just raised a $20M Series A backed by Felicis Ventures (investors in Twitch, Shopify, Opendoor, and many others) and Battery Ventures. Needless to say, it’s an exciting time to join the Proton.ai team.

The Role:

We're looking for a Solutions Engineer to join our Customer Engineering team. You'll partner with sales and customer success to build the case for Proton with technical stakeholders and be our Proton solution expert. This role is considered a technical expert, working with customers and developers to architect and deliver solutions. 

Your job will include learning about our client’s tech stack and tech needs, in order to close new or expansion business and set the client up for a successful implementation. Our integration process principally involves helping clients exchange data between their infrastructure and Proton.

What you’ll do: 

  • Acting as a technical guide and consultant, you will gather customer’s requirements and success criteria, provide architecture best practice and document data for internal handoffs. 

  • Own all pre and post-sale scoping efforts to enable integrations team to effectively build to customer requirements. Act as the liaison between customer technical requirements and internal build terminology. 

  • Work with various customer stakeholders - from IT to VPs of Sales to Digital Transformation teams - to ensure clear buy in on the technical aspects of Proton. 

  • Answer internal and customer questions around custom configurations, how the product works with a variety of applications and the integration process.

You'll be a great fit for this role if you have:

  • Experience in core software topics (full-stack, APIs, databases, data processing, networking) - familiarity with specific technologies is not a hard requirement. 

  • Technical skills: As the technical expert in the room, you need to display the ability to understand and discuss various architectures and solutions, providing best practices through proven experience. 

  • Curiosity: You understand that each customer is unique and seek to understand and educate on how our solution can add value. You are able to dive deep to gather the specifications our team will need to know to create a path for success and make recommendations for best configurations. 

  • Collaborative approach: You partner with internal teams, such as AE/AM in the sales process, Integrations team for customer onboarding handoffs, and Product for customer feedback and customizations, communicating to the technical level of the audience. 

  • Autonomous Motivation: You take ownership of your own work, and thrive when given creative freedom. You help push the status quo to improve our processes and customer experience.

Benefits

This is a full-time remote position, with occasional paid travel to in-person meetups. Competitive salary $100k (United States—cost of living adjusted for other countries), plus equity, health benefits (we pay 99%), 401k and a generous vacation policy.

We're a remote-first company and open to candidates around the world. While we try to accommodate employee's schedules, our business largely operates on East Coast hours.

Our Hiring Process

You may also notice we hire a little differently. We ask questions directly related to the work you will be doing. Resumes are optional. We'd encourage you to visit our engineering blog to learn more about how we hire and how to ace our interview.

We know the confidence gap can get in the way of great candidates putting their hats in the ring. So please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you. Candidates enjoy our application process! They tell us that the questions we ask make sense, plus they get to showcase their abilities.

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Start your de-biased application