Riverbed Technology, Inc.

  • Digital Performance Management Specialist, SteelCentral Benelux

    Job Locations NL-Amsterdam
    Req No.
  • Company Overview

    Riverbed gives Global Enterprise-wide insights to spur innovation, reduce the cost of running their business, and boost productivity at every level. Riverbed solutions provide greater agility, enhanced visibility, increased performance and improved efficiency.  Riverbed is the leader in application performance infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Global Enterprises to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed is trusted by the world’s best brands for the delivery of superior application performance for their globally connected enterprises. 



    About this Position


    • Support and lead large scale enterprise transactions.
    • Gain a deep understanding of the customer’s business as well as their technical environment and map Riverbed performance management solutions to customers business drivers.
    • Identify customer outcomes of Riverbed performance management solutions based on customer specific business value and ROI analysis studies.
    • Provide technical leadership, ownership and management of Proof of Concepts for key customers for the Riverbed performance management solutions with the goal of demonstrating solution fit and business value.
    • Demonstrate the value of Riverbed performance management solutions to both Technical managers and IT Architects, as well as Business-Level IT stakeholders (Application teams, Development teams, LOB teams that rely on applications, C-Level execs)
    • Stay abreast of competitors and the performance management industry and trends, to serve as a trusted advisor to customers. 
    • Guide, coach and lead sales teams in applying the appropriate Riverbed Performance management solutions to customer needs.
    • Partner with the Sales teams during the sales cycle in a supportive position with the focus on pre-sales activities – including (but not limited to) qualification, technical presentations, demonstrations and successful technical closure.
    • Design performance management solutions for customers through RFP responses, architectural diagrams and proposals, and coverage gap analysis.
    • Evangelize new product features & provide customer feedback to Riverbed product management and engineering groups.
    • Partner with channel sales managers to drive enablement of partners to position and demonstrate Riverbed performance management solutions.
    • Participate as a speaker in key company events and other marketing related activity.
    • Become a thought leader both internally and externally around driving business value and customer outcomes with Riverbed performance management solutions
    • Engage regularly and proactively with the SE and Sales leadership.
    • Ensure that accurate & regular reports are completed and submitted as per business processes.
    • Able to travel primarily in [COUNTRY] but also in other parts of [GEO] as required.



    • Experience in a pre-sales role, with a deep understanding of enterprise software sales cycles and various selling strategies.
    • Ability to present technical concepts in in a simple, storytelling, customer outcome focussed and use case oriented way way to technical, non-technical, and executive audiences.
    • Awareness of end user and application performance problems and their impact on revenue, cost and company brand
    • Extensive IT and applications experience; Strong knowledge in at least two of the following:
      • Common Java or .NET web application architecture frameworks, distribution mechanisms and messaging components such as servlets, struts, Spring, EJB, web services, RMI, JMS, MQ-Series, NET, ASMX, WCF, MSMQ, etc
      • Python scripting
      • Recent cloud based technology experience. AWS, Azure, Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes, Openstack, Cloud Foundry and Openshift preferred.
      • Web technologies (server side and client side) such as Java Servlets, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ajax, HTTP protocol and the RESTful architectural style
      • Application testing and QA solution
      • Database design, SQL and data access practices
      • Hands-on experience on competitive end user experience, device performance monitoring and/or application performance management solutions.
      • Experience in IT transformation projects, such as e.g. Office365 migration, Windows 10 migration, etc. is preferable.
      • Network and infrastructure performance monitoring and analysis is preferable.
      • Endpoint management and understanding of client management technologies such as Microsoft SCCM is preferable.
    • Proven consultative skills from prior performance engineering engagements in presales or professional services.
    • Ability to understand complex technical and selling situations and the ability to solve the problem or solicit the required resources.
    • Demonstrated ability to implement, drive and track IT projects to successful closure.
    • Relevant competitive knowledge, including: industry, technologies and product offerings, evolving technologies, and threats.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
    • Outgoing personality and passionate about technical sales and working with customers
    • Bachelor’s degree in CS, EE or related area.
    • Fluent/Native French or Dutch


    About Riverbed

    If you are a high-achiever who wants to be part of a dynamically growing, billion dollar plus company, then you should look closely at Riverbed.  We offer the rewarding experience of working with the best minds in the industry that are changing the world through cutting edge technology and applications. The company has been recognized multiple years for attracting and retaining today’s top talent as a great place to work by Glassdoor, Fortune magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Tech and by numerous other publications.


    Learn more at www.riverbed.com/solutions


    Riverbed is proud to be an affirmative action (AA) and equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. #LI-LS1


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