Senior Database Solution Sales Specialist

Last updated 14 hours ago
Job Type:Full Time

Want to make Database history?

Come and join the AWS Database team – and help our customers realize the value of our Amazon Relational Database (RDS), DynamoDB, and ElastiCache services. Thousands of customers run managed databases on Amazon’s industry leading cloud computing platform. As a Snr Sales Specialist, you would be able to shape the future of the Database Platform industry and further establish Amazon as the leader in the cloud computing space.

You would use your business savvy to deliver Specialist Sales revenue, execute sales programs and campaigns and identify new markets and opportunities. You would work directly with the most interesting and demanding customers to understand their requirements and turn them into reality. Working hand in hand with our business development teams and solution architects, you would help deliver best practice solutions based on our platform of Database services. Your in-depth knowledge of the database market, (especially Oracle, SQL Server, and Open Source engines) will help customers understand how to improve their businesses using the right Database services. Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will allow you build sales enablement tools, drive demand generation campaigns, evangelize our Database platform with our enterprise customers, start-ups and valued partners. You will synthesize data and information gathered from these engagements into succinct findings, derive strategic insights and persuasively communicate findings and perspectives to product and account teams including senior management.

The ideal candidate will possess business background that enables them to drive an engagement and interact at the CxO/VP level, as well as having a technical background that enables them to easily interact with software developers and architects. He/she should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically about business, product, and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions, and work cross-organizationally to build consensus. A keen sense of ownership, drive, and scrappiness is a must.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Own/drive database segment sales and help landing marketing, business development, and technical strategies for the Database industry.
  • Execute the GTM plans for Amazon RDS Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Open Source engines.
  • Define and size target market segments, customer base, and key partners including ISVs and system integrators.
  • Create strategic business development plans for target markets and ensure these plans are in line with the AWS strategic direction.
  • Develop industry-specific messaging and collateral materials that effectively communicate the AWS value proposition for enterprise cloud computing, including datcenter-to-cloud extension and migration.
  • Execute the strategic business development plans while working closely with internal stakeholders (e.g. sales, marketing, & partner teams, solution architects, professional services and support teams, legal and contract teams, and the AWS Japan service teams)
  • Identify specific prospects/partners to approach while communicating the specific value proposition for their business and use case.
  • Fill the business development pipeline by engaging with prospects, partners, and key customers.
  • Understand the unique business & technical requirements of our customers and work closely with the internal development teams to guide the direction of our product offerings for our largest and most complex customers.
  • Understand and exploit the use of and other internal Amazon systems for campaign tracking and pipeline management.
  • Prepare and present business reviews to the senior management team regarding progress and roadblocks to closing new enterprise customers.
  • Manage complex enterprise contract negotiations, in cooperation with AWS legal and professional services teams.
  • Handle a high volume of engagements and the fast pace of the cloud computing market.
  • Creative prospecting through campaigns, business partners, and other activities to identify new customers
  • Clearly articulate the a Database Platform propositions to customers, partners and internal staff.


  • The right person have spent at least 12+ years selling Database solutions. Ideally have in depth knowledge in Oracle and/or SQL Server RDBMS products
  • Have demonstrated experience in developing GTM strategies performing roles such as business development, enterprise sales, or program/product management.
  • Should have demonstrated an ability to work in matrix organization with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations is key.
  • Technical and/or business degree required


  • Experience working within the technology industry is essential
  • Experience with cloud computing and or related fields (IT, software, etc)
• MBA or equivalent background helpful
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