Sales Engineer at Prove (Formerly Payfone)

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About Prove 
Prove is the modern platform for continuous identity authentication and is used by over 1,000 enterprises and 500 financial institutions including 7 of the top 10 U.S. banks. Prove’s cloud solutions and mobile intelligence -driven APIs can be easily orchestrated to increase Approve Rates to over 90%, enabling companies to authenticate customer identities accurately, effortlessly, and privately, while mitigating fraud. Prove’s solutions are available in 195 countries. For the latest updates from Prove, follow us on LinkedIn
As we continue to scale our company, we are looking for people who know how to make an impact. We’re talking self-starting professionals who thrive in a fast-paced environment, process information quickly and make intelligent decisions. The work is challenging and requires not only smarts, but natural curiosity and tenacity. Teamwork is also important to us – we work together and play together.
Prove has big plans; we’re excited and optimistic about the future. If this sounds like a career for you – come check us out.
Prove empowers our customers to create memorable customer experiences for every channel of interaction with their clients. As subject matter experts in these experiences, our Sales Engineers provide the organization with product and market expertise and are a lynchpin to Prove's sustainable growth. 
You will be client facing and work with our team of Sales Directors and Strategists to properly communicate our solutions and describe their implementation to customer opportunities and sometimes even post-sale implementation teams. 
You will work with our product leaders to understand Prove's capabilities and changing abilities, inwardly communicating market trends and unmet needs so that our products are always at or ahead of the market. 
Day-to-day we think in terms of patterns and tools. We want to empower growth by providing the Sales Directors with tools that educate and explain with minimal commentary. 
We are looking for clear and confident communicators to deliver proof of concepts and demos to current and potential clients.

What You Are Accountable For

  • Partner with Sales Directors during the sales process, leading the product and technology evaluation to successful selection of Prove
  • Delivering effective in-depth product presentations and demonstrations to convey the functional and technical aspects of our solutions.
  • Design and clearly communicate solutions, demonstrating that you have a clear grasp of business value as well as technical challenges
  • Respond to the needs of the sales teams, by helping them articulate value and choose the right solutions
  • Stay informed with key industry trends & market disruptors, through reading, workshops, webinars
  • Be an advocate of Prove's capabilities within your professional network
  • Educate our product leaders on partner and market feedback
  • Develop a deep expertise in Prove's services and capabilities, become a subject matter expert
  • Think strategically about business, product and technical challenges
  • Promote, maintain and enhance our cultural values of humility, passion, inclusion and leadership
  • Exhibit a strong passion for learning our products and markets through in-house and external training
  • Other duties as assigned

What We Require

  • 5 to 7 years previous success with solutions architecture, technical pre-sales, or sales engineering in B2B sales of consumer facing solutions
  • 3+ years of experience in a high growth startup, technical environment
  • Experience working within Identity / Authentication space
  • Extensive technical experience with implementing REST style API’s, including using oAuth and other API authentication technologies
  • Experience building API integrations from standard API specifications in one or more programming languages such as Javascript, Java, C++, Python, etc.
  • Understanding of basic security concepts such as encryption, hashing, etc. 
  • Must be responsive and dedicated to clients, both internal and external
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Strong storytelling skills and client interaction skills
  • Clear sense of ownership and accountability
  • Self-starter, capacity to learn at a fast pace
  • Passion for technology, APIs, and startups
  • College/University Degree 

This position description should not be considered the final description of the position. It should be assumed that we would, to some extent, structure responsibilities in accordance with the successful candidate’s capabilities and changing business conditions.
Prove is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender or sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other personal characteristics.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SalesforceCRM


Our teams are currently working remotely at the moment for both our Denver and New York locations.

An Insider's view of Prove (Formerly Payfone)

How does your team reward individual success?

When a team member does well, she/he is given even more responsibility and opportunities to demonstrate leadership. We also share success stories with the wider team over Slack and toast to wins in virtual happy hours.


Director of Product Management

What does your typical day look like?

I am responsible for overseeing and coordinating the candidate experience concentrated particularly on the sales and business development departments. This includes making sure we make the candidate experience as seamless as possible by scheduling and being a vessel of unequivocal communication during their interviewing process.


Talent Aquistion Coordinator

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned how to ask for help, take risks, and lead with confidence. Prove's culture has given me the space to be creative and able to chart my own path.


Product Marketing Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I conduct weekly one-on-ones with everyone on my team. I always ask about how we can be more effective as a team/organization. I want them to feel that they have a voice and input in how we can be efficient.


Vice President of Sales

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success in the Revenue organization starts with an insatiable pursuit of knowledge to truly understand our customer's specific goals and the obstacles to exceeding those goals. Our path to success is our customer’s success, if we don’t start with seeking an understanding of walking in their shoes, we’ve missed an opportunity to be a valued partner.


Chief Revenue Officer

What are Prove (Formerly Payfone) Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours