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Enterprise Account Executive

Tigera provides active, zero-trust based security for cloud-native applications running on containers and Kubernetes.



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Tigera provides active, zero-trust based security for cloud-native applications running on containers and Kubernetes. Its Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) prevents, detects, troubleshoots, and automatically mitigates exposure risks of security issues in build, deploy, and runtime stages.

Tigera is the creator and maintainer of Calico Open Source, the most widely adopted container networking and security solution. The company’s software powers more than 100M containers across 2M+ nodes in 166 countries, and is supported across all major cloud providers and Kubernetes distributions.

As our team grows, we are looking for colleagues who not only share our passion for this work and growing our company, but who will also strengthen our company values and help ensure that Tigera remains a great place to work. At our core, our focus is on our customers, who are the heroes of our story; on aiming high and staying nimble in how we get there; on continuous learning to drive our success; and on respecting, collaborating, and supporting each other on a daily basis.

If you are looking to help make a substantial impact, and our values and products align with your vision of your career growth, we want to hear from you!

About Your Role

As a Tigera Enterprise Account Executive, you will have the exciting opportunity to help drive the growth and shape the future of an emerging technology. We are looking for someone who has a demonstrated history of sales excellence through impressive pipeline growth, outbound prospecting, ruthless qualification, innovation, and consistent hard work. Experience selling enterprise application infrastructure software to developer and IT teams is required.

This is a remote role based in North America, preferably in or near a city with a major airport.

If you are looking to help make a substantial impact, and our values and products align with your vision of your career growth, we want to hear from you!

You Will

  • Prospecting and closing of new sales opportunities in a defined territory within enterprise accounts

  • Run a full sales process from prospecting to close

  • Work on incoming leads, qualify opportunities, and build a pipeline

  • Identify stakeholders, map out decision making process, and build account plans

  • Leverage resources across Tigera to effectively execute account plan

  • Actively manage and nurture your pipeline

  • Provide feedback to product and marketing teams

  • Blow past your sales targets and have fun doing it

You Have

  • 3–5+ years closing experience as an account executive where you have exceeded your sales plan each year and can document the success

  • Experience with a consultative sales process with proven ability to sell a complex architecture to developer and IT teams

  • Value-based sales approach

  • A disciplined approach to sales

  • Experience negotiating with procurement teams

  • Ability to execute a go-to-market strategy and prospect into accounts using lead generation tools, SFDC, research, cold calling, and more

Why Join Us

With offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Vancouver (Canada), Cork (Ireland), and London (England), we have a thriving team of diverse individuals from all over the world. We believe in a collaborative, flexible work environment based on respect for, and commitment from, every employee. We also offer a competitive compensation package along with full health, vision, and dental benefits. These benefits, coupled with an amazing team of individuals who believe in our mission and value openness, collaboration, and teamwork, make Tigera an awesome place to work.

About this role

July 5th, 2022

May 6th, 2022

Full Time

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About Tigera

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Tigera provides Zero Trust network security and continuous compliance for Kubernetes platforms.

Tigera Secure Enterprise Edition extends enterprise security and compliance controls to Kubernetes environments with support for on-premises, multi-cloud, and legacy environments. Tigera Secure Cloud Edition is available on the AWS marketplace and enables fine-grained security and compliance controls for Kubernetes on AWS and Amazon EKS.

Tigera powers all of the major hosted Kubernetes environments including Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, Google GKE, and IBM Container Service. Tigera is also integrated with the major on-premises Kubernetes deployments and is shipped “batteries included” in Docker EE and fully integrated with Red Hat OpenShift.

Tigera Secure builds on leading open source projects: Kubernetes, Calico, and Istio, which Tigera engineers maintain and contribute to as active members of the cloud-native community. Our employees are experts in securing Kubernetes and our technology is deployed in the largest SaaS, financial services, gaming, and retail companies where security and compliance are critical to the business

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Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents.

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