Sales Engineer Chicago IL job in Arlington Heights, IL, United States

Full Time Arlington Heights IL Crescent City Recruitment Group

Technical Sales Engineer


Is your passion for technology driving you to advance your career in designing and positioning hardware and service solutions? We are looking for a sharp and motivated Technical Sales Engineer who is seeking an opportunity to learn and grow with our client in the Chicago area.  The ideal candidate is a strong trusted advisor in system and server hardware design and manufacturing.  


The Technical Sales Engineer will be responsible for day-to-day interactions with prospective and existing customers who are looking to develop new product and service offerings with our client. You will be architecting complex technology solutions for companies in streaming media, cybersecurity, storage, military flight simulation, medical, and other exciting industries. 

The Sales Engineer must know the difference Raid 5 and 6,

  • Understand technical terms like RAID, NVMe, IPMI, IOPS, TPM, etc.

As a Technical Sales Engineer you will play an integral role in growing our company's net new business. Most of your time will be spent collaborating with the business development team. Successful Technical Sales Engineers properly collect the scope of the customer’s needs, and position strong technical recommendations and solutions, directly contributing to the sales process.  

What would make you a strong fit:

  • Solid knowledge of Tier 1 and white box system and server x86 hardware design.
  • Working knowledge of computer architectures, hardware components, storage, networking, rack builds, and various hardware industry standards.
  • Understand technical terms like RAID, NVMe, IPMI, IOPS, TPM, etc.
  • Comfortable and skilled at building rapport with and maintaining solid customer relationships.
  • Experience with both Linux and Windows operating systems and hypervisors; you enjoy regularly keeping yourself up to date with the newest releases.
  • A strong curiosity for new ideas and a passion for learning new things.
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal and face-to-face.
  • Decent understanding of the global safety and EMC regulatory compliance requirements of computer hardware.
  • Experience selling verification, design, and deployment services such as mechanical design, thermal testing, acoustic testing, and custom scripting.
  • Proven experience understanding, gathering, and documenting customer requirements.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Bachelor's degree and/or 3-5+ years of related experience in a pre-sales technical role.

What you will do:


  • Participate in technical discussions on discovery and proposal calls to collect the technical scope needed to move on to the quoting phase.
  • Architect, design, and recommend hardware configurations, identify best matched services, and find solutions for potentially complex business requirements.
  • Collaborate with our Business Development, Account Management, and Project Management teams in onboarding new accounts.
  • Engage in solution selling hardware recommendations and services to key decision makers and C-level executives.
  • Build ongoing relationships with key technical contacts within our existing and prospective customers.
  • Drive the creation of new tactical engineering offerings in terms of both products and services, and support engineering department initiatives.
  • Build and develop relationships with key industry technology partners.
  • Create hardware and service quotes, proposal highlights, and statements of work.
  • Attend trade shows, technical conferences, and visit prospects with the sales team.
  • Maintain awareness, knowledge, and skills in computer technology (e.g. hard drives, CPUs, GPUs, memory, and networking devices).
  • Maintain awareness, knowledge, and skills of using computer operating systems and hypervisors.
  • Occasionally lift computers that weigh up to 50 pounds.

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