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Sr. Account Executive

Req id:  41053

Virtual, US

Hiring Manager: Rick Slone

Talent Acquisition Advisor: Jodie Brown

Job Code Level: SGP4 

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As the Information Company, our mission at Micro Focus, an OpenText company, is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in accelerating application delivery with testing, quality, and AI-powered automation.


The Opportunity:


Are you looking for a rewarding career in the field of application delivery? Micro Focus (now an OpenText company) is seeking a highly motivated Sales professional to join our DevOps Cloud Sales team.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and help our clients deliver more and better software with OpenText application delivery management solutions.  If you have a passion for technology and a desire to help clients achieve their business goals, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


We are in search of someone to join our DevOps Cloud (formally Application Delivery Management) Enterprise sales team in the United States, National territory. This Account Executive (AE) role has a proven track record of building a territory, from a base of accounts. You would be driving proactive campaigns to build pipeline, using specialized knowledge and skills to prospect, qualify, negotiate, and close opportunities with both new and existing accounts.


You’re great at:


  • Developing a long-term sales pipeline to increase the company's market share in specialized areas.
  • Capturing leads outside of specialization and use closed-loop lead management to ensure assignment and follow-up.
  • Using your expertise to seek out new opportunities for value by expanding and enhancing existing opportunities.
  • Working with new and existing customers to set the direction for business development and solution replication.
  • Developing and owning relationships with the Micro Focus client base and wider.
  • Establish a professional, working and consultative, relationship with clients, up to and including the C-level for mid-to-large accounts, by developing a core understanding of the unique business needs of the client within their industry.
  • Maintain knowledge of competitors in accounts to strategically position the company’s products and services better.
  • Development of quota objectives and future direction for defined product category.
  • Exceeding a typical quota of $3M.
  • Investing time to know & grow your external ecosystem, by leveraging partner relationships to expand reach into accounts.


What It Takes:

  • At least 5 years of sales experience selling consulting services to enterprise customers.
  • Understand the industry and market segment in which key accounts are situated and integrate this knowledge into consultative selling.
  • Account planning and accurate revenue forecasting skills.
  • Strong knowledge of application delivery lifecycle solutions and services, especially Micro Focus’, as well as the software development landscape. 
  • Consultative solutions selling and business development skills to align the client's business needs with solutions.
  • Initiative and leadership to drive solution sales in accounts - prospecting, negotiating, and closing deals.
  • Collaborate with the management, channel team and sales teams in shared accounts to ensure seamless integration of specialist sales with other sales activities.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with customers to ensure account retention & growth.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of products and service offerings as well as competitor's offerings.
  • Effective partnering with Professional Services account team to build an effective account plan and strategy to drive incremental revenue in account.
  • Knowledge of application delivery, DevOps, and environments.


Education and Applicable Experience Required:

  • University or bachelor’s degree; directly related previous work experience.
  • Demonstrated achievement of progressively higher quota, diversity of business customer, and higher-level customer interface.
  • Extensive selling experience within industry and on similar products.
  • Typically, 8-12 years of advanced sales experience.
  • Project management skills

2-3 years of product sales in the desired specialty.


OpenText's commitment to diversity and inclusion surpasses legal requirements, evident in our Equal Employment Opportunity Statement of Policy which promotes a respectful and empowering environment for employees of all backgrounds, culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at Our proactive approach fosters collaboration, innovation, and personal growth, enriching OpenText's vibrant workplace.

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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