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Director, Solutions Architects - EMEA



Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The GitLab DevSecOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that foster a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute. Learn more about Life at GitLab.

The Director, Solutions Architects - EMEA will lead GitLab's Solutions Architects team for the EMEA region.

The Director, Solutions Architects is a grade 10

What you'll do

  • Hire, mentor and develop an exceptional team of Solutions Architects.
  • Develop strategies and operations to improve win rates to discovering, articulating, and demonstrating GitLab’s solution to deliver on specific customer requirements and desired business outcomes.
  • Identify and lead initiatives and programs to scale the organization and its operations for future growth.
  • Develop processes and metrics and KPIs to improve effectiveness and efficiency of technical evaluations, workshops, demos, and proof-of-concept engagements.
  • Partner with Sales, Channels and Alliances teams to align on overall strategy and priorities and provide support for specific prospects, customers and partners.
  • Develop and foster relationships for key customers at the technical sponsor and executive level.
  • Partner with sales leadership to align with and deliver to regional and account plans, strategies and quarterly goals.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Customer Success to improve engagement models and ensure the appropriate coverage of prospects and customers.
  • Partner with Product, Engineering, Marketing and Services teams to provide feedback to improve products, services and value messaging based on field experiences and feedback.
  • Partner with Sales Operations to ensure efficient and ongoing enablement and development of the team.
  • Be a role model for GitLab’s values and culture.

What you'll bring

  • Demonstrated progressive experience leading technical sales teams (i.e., Solutions Architect and or Sales Engineering teams)
  • Demonstrated progressive experience building and leading global teams of managers with team sizes of 30+ team members
  • Demonstrated proficiency building and improving strategies and operations to technical assessment processes and team enablement
  • Experience with software development lifecycle processes and tools as well as agile and or DevOps practices
  • Knowledgeable with cloud technologies (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker), application security (SAST, DAST) and or cloud deployment models (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience selling technical solutions to technical staff, management, and executive stakeholders
  • Proven experience partnering with the broader organization (sales, channel, alliances, product and engineering, marketing and customer success)
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.

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