Manager, Sales Engineering (Commercial)

Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf

Sales & Business Development
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Arctic Wolf, with its unicorn valuation, is the leader in security operations in an exciting and fast-growing industry—cybersecurity. We have won countless awards for our excellence in security operations and remain dedicated to providing an industry-leading customer and employee experience.

Our mission is simple: End Cyber Risk. We’re looking for a Manager, Sales Engineering to be part of making this happen.

About the Role:

The Manager of the Sales Engineering team is critical to the success of the team/company and provides technical leadership to the team via player-coaching and leading by example. The candidate possesses a strong technical aptitude and has individual contributor or leadership experience running technical sales campaigns within networking, security, infrastructure, SaaS, or governance risk and compliance industries. This person leads an early in career Sales Engineering team and is focused on strong technical accountability for short-term results while strategically planning for the future of the team and business.


  • Recruit, hire, lead, develop, and retain a high-performance Sales Engineering team to help support our Sales business
  • Build relationships and collaborate across Sales, Architects, Sales Ops, Marketing, Product Management and R&D teams to ensure organizational agility while leading your team(s).
  • Engage in and help build and/or maintain prospect/partner technical and/or executive relationships which help accelerate AW brand awareness and business closure
  • Monitor, review and coach SE’s to enhance their objection handling, demonstrations, and overall ability to architect and scope AW solutions to solve customer problems. Develops sales engineers according to demands of AW business and professional goals.
  • Acts as district escalation point for technical sales campaigns. Must understand and have working knowledge of AW platform and business process relevant to deal structure.
  • Typically 10% or less business travel

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years in a customer-facing role, preferably in a presales engineering capacity or consulting role focused on security solutions
  • Minimum of 3 years supporting, delivering, or designing enterprise IT systems
  • Minimum 2 years experience in direct quota carrying Sales Engineering role.
  • Ability to articulate the business application/value of the Arctic Wolf technology to all audiences, ranging from technical to executive-level decision makers
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation, time management, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates and leads with strong emotional intelligence in all situations. Ability to manage fluid change and prioritizes work as such. Must thrive in a dynamic work environment.
  • Is seen, and performs as, player-coach with respect to Manager/individual contributor. Is willing to mentor; as well as be mentored. Is inspiring and motivational
  • Practitioner, consultative or Pre-Sales experience in technical domains such as: Networking, Security and Server infrastructures, Identity Mgmt, Cloud Services, Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Ability to publicly speak on behalf of Arctic Wolf in larger forums like tradeshows, webinars, channel enablement sessions.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 1 year in a front line management role, leading a sales engineering team within networking, security, infrastructure, SaaS, or governance risk and compliance industries.
  • 1 year experience in direct quota carry Pre-Seles leadership role.
  • Proven 2 years experience exceeding revenue goals while in leadership role
  • Leadership experience in Commercial or Enterprise business segment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

About Arctic Wolf:

At Arctic Wolf we’re cultivating a collaborative and productive work environment that welcomes a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and ideas to make our teams even stronger as we grow globally. We’ve been named one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world for 2022 (Fast Company)—and the 2nd Most Innovative Security Company. This is in addition to consecutive awards from Top Workplace USA (2021, 2022), Best Places to Work - USA (2021, 2022) and Great Place to Work - Canada (2021, 2022).

Our Values

Arctic Wolf recognizes that success comes from delighting our customers, so we work together to ensure that happens every day. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and truly value the unique qualities and unique perspectives all employees bring to the organization. And we appreciate that—by protecting people’s and organizations’ sensitive data and seeking to end cyber risk— we get to work in an industry that is fundamental to the greater good.

We celebrate unique perspectives by creating a platform for all voices to be heard through our Pack Unity program. We encourage all employees to join or create a new alliance. See more about our Pack Unity here.

We also believe and practice corporate responsibility, and have recently joined the Pledge 1% Movement, ensuring that we continue to give back to our community. We know that through our mission to End Cyber Risk we will continue to engage and give back to our communities.

All wolves receive compelling compensation and benefits packages, including:

  • Equity for all employees
  • Bonus or commission pay based on role
  • Flexible time off, paid volunteer days and paid parental leave
  • 401k match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Agreement
  • Voluntary Legal Insurance
  • Training and career development programs

Arctic Wolf is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law. Arctic Wolf is committed to fostering a welcoming, accessible, respectful, and inclusive environment ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. As such, we strive to make our entire employee experience as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for candidates and employees with disabilities and/or other specific needs where possible. Please let us know if you require any accommodations by emailing

Security Requirements:

  • Conducts duties and responsibilities in accordance with AWN’s Information Security policies, standards, processes and controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of AWN business information (in accordance with our employee handbook and corporate policies).
  • Background checks are required for this position.