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Presales Chief Technologist (M/F/D)

Req id:  39271

Virtual, DE Grasbrunn, BY, DE


OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.



Who we are:

We are the Global Accounts World-Wide Presales Chief Technologist Team, a team dedicated to the success of our largest global account program customers.

We are seeking a Presales Chief Technologist, fluent in German and English, to join our North America / Europe Team. We seek highly self-motivated candidates with outstanding Presales presence, soft skills and technical acumen to partner with our Global Account Directors and many other supporting roles as the lead account technical strategist/generalist for all OpenText products and corresponding functional areas. 


The Presales Chief Technologist will:

  • Become the lead internal account technical strategist and technical partner of assigned account GADs.
  • Understand our customers install base and functional area technical landscape, 
  • Build and maintain trusted technical advisor relationships and develop champions by delivering value and earning trust.
  • Collaborate / consult with many internal account-team and supporting members from many different business units.
  • Align technical strategy and solutions to our customers enterprise and business objectives / initiatives.
  • Participate in account planning and development of opportunity and account strategy execution plans. 
  • Lead and/or participate in customer technical cadence calls and discovery calls.
  • Collect customer information and maintain key internal account context deliverables.
  • Barrier analysis consulting and orchestration of technical activities required to remove opportunity or account barriers.
  • Create strategic stakeholder messaging leveraging your account intelligence.
  • Lead and/or orchestrate large and complex technical presales projects and sales cycles.
  • Be a technical generalist with expertise in one or more opentext portfolio functional areas


Who you are:

  • Technical expert with sales and relationship-building skills.
  • An outstanding communicator with the ability to simplify complex topics and align them to business outcomes. Fluent in German and English. 
  • A problem solver with the ability to “think outside the box” who is relentless in pursuit of achieving objectives.
  • A natural leader capable of leading multiple internal supporting teams to help reach your desired outcomes.
  • You take ownership and act with urgency and are capable of driving urgency within the account team.
  • Motivated to learn with a natural curiosity and passion that drives self-directed enablement.
  • You enjoy and are comfortable presenting to or leading discussions with Executives all the way down to technical administrators.
  • Education and Experience Required: 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or relevant job experience required 
  • 5+ years of Sales Engineering, Professional Service or Technical Consulting experience preferred. 
  • Ability to travel 20%- 40% as required.
  • Previous presales experience in one or more OpenText product portfolio functional areas.
  • Knowledge of enterprise architecture fundamentals

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OpenText does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract and a signed search assignment between Open Text and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.

We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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