Position Title: Technical Consultant
Location: Wokingham, UK
Reports to: Director of Technical Operations
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Position Summary
Seeking a fluent German speaker.
The Technical Consultant provides consultancy for installation, configuration and use of Perforce products for our customers and works in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical advisor and product advocate.
While prior knowledge of the Perforce solutions is not vital, the Consultant must be able to articulate technology solutions to both business and technical users including being able to identify technical issues and requirements to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales process. Knowledge of the software development lifecycle (SDLC/ALM) tools and processes would be advantageous. 
The role will support the business across the EMEA market and while office based, travel to customer locations as required will be an integral part of the role. 
Essential Functions
  • Development and delivery of product demonstrations
  • Representing the product to customers prospects at field events such as conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Managing Proof of Concept activities
  • Able to respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs
  • Assess prospective customers' needs and requirements during discovery interviews and build custom demonstrations and presentations to meet those requirements
  • Assist with the production of sales and marketing materials
  • Provide technical support to sales/account executives surrounding the proposal, pre-sales and sales activities
  • Flexibility to provide professional services activities such as: implementation, workshops, training, etc. 
  • Participate, perform, and/or drive in sales presentations as needed.
  • Act as technical spokesperson and promote the sales effort by assisting in product and technical calls with internal customers and external customers.
  • Participate and assist in gaining the “technical sale” and assist in closing sales agreements as necessary
  • Work closely with product management and engineering to be the voice of the customer and to report product performance by providing detailed & timely product feedback and feature requests to product management
  • Able to travel throughout sales territory.
Required Education, Experience and Skills
  • Educated to degree-level or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of previous relevant experience
  • Writing and presentation skills to a high level
  • Confident and articulate communicator who can take command of most business situations
  • Ability to build rapport and good working relationships with people at any level in an organization
  • Ability to adapt to changing work requirements
  • Ability to follow through, troubleshoot problems, research solutions, and complete projects independently
  • German language essential for one of the openings
Technical Requirements:
  • Programming language knowledge (C++ and Java)
  • Good knowledge of a scripting language (preferably Python,  Ruby or Perl acceptable)
  • Knowledge of Version Management tools (Git or Mercurial)
  • Additional knowledge of SVN/ClearCase/AccuRev/others also useful
  • Linux and Windows knowledge
  • Good Networking knowledge
  • Database knowledge useful (to understand transactions, locking, replication, networking, backups).
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