Solarwinds Inc. Technical Account Manager in Durham, NC, North Carolina


SolarWinds Cloud:

SolarWinds delivers affordable, full-stack monitoring for applications and infrastructure so you can manage, optimize and troubleshoot every layer, including the end-user experience. Our solutions include AppOptics, PaperTrail, Pingdom, Pingdom Server Monitor, TraceView, and Librato.

Job Description:

We are looking for application developers, engineers, and DevOps resources that want to help their peers succeed in the use of our products, help them solve technical issues, and assist them through the purchasing process.

Do you:

  • Write your own apps in the cloud?

  • Like solving technical problems for fellow developers and engineers?

  • Have deep application experience, coupled with a strong linux background?

  • Are equally adept at cloning a git repo as you are explaining how and why a product is valuable?

  • Want to own the customer relationship from sales to support (without a sales rep in the middle)?

If you love solving problems for your customers, thrive on a fast paced environment, and enjoy owning customer relationships end-to-end, this may be your next role! The ideal candidate will be customer-focused and self-motivated with a proven track record in application development, engineering or support. Experience in customer-facing roles is important as you will be the primary point of contact.

Product Advocates (PAs) work in a non-traditional inside sales environment in either our Austin, TX or Durham, NC office. PA’s leverage their technical experience, deep product knowledge, and sales skills to help new and existing customers derive the most value from SolarWinds cloud solutions. This role requires a unique balance of technical depth and communication skills as you will be challenged in being the primary contact for your customers, yet still maintain deep engineering skillsets and product knowledge. Deep application experience with a strong linux background, are important too as we focus on hiring engineers and DevOps resources to help their peers realize their goals and solve their problems with the SolarWinds toolset.

Why is this position unique?

  • Startup flexibility in a corporate environment that requires little to no travel, yet has the opportunity to touch 100’s of customers.

  • No previous sales experience required – bring your technical “A-game”, focus on solving your customers’ problems, and build engineer-to-engineer relationships.


  • Be the primary contact for your customer base, not just an engineer.

  • Understand and solve your customers’ technical challenges.

  • Perform online product demonstrations to one or many customers.

  • Be the expert – know the products and share that knowledge with your peers.


  • Energy, creativity, team work, and a positive attitude.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Application Development, DevOps, and Linux.

  • 1+ years in relevant, technical, customer-facing pre or post sales role.

  • Background in B2B or B2C sales, engineering, or support.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies

  • Programming Languages (Ruby, Python, Unix shell, or other scripting languages)


Location US-NC-Durham, NC | US-TX-Austin

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2017-9522

# Positions 1

Category Sales

Position Type Permanent