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At Pivotal, our mission is to provide the software and expertise to enable customers to build a new class of digital applications as they transform their business. We have a unique opportunity to help our customers transform using Pivotal Labs and Pivotal Cloud Foundry and we are seeing a huge increase in demand from clients who are transforming their software delivery capability and building cloud-native applications to drive customer engagement.


ThePlatform Architect Manageris a first line management role on the Platform Architecture team that is responsible for building a world-class Regional Platform Architect team, process excellence, and account strategies to achieve the PCF revenue targets. This role is a partnership with the Regional Sales Directors. Strong self learner and networks skills are required to be successful in this role given the rapid evolution of both Pivotal and the market.


  • Manage a regional team of Platform Architects (pre-sales specialists)

  • Manage pre-sales from qualification to technical win providing support to account teams as required

  • Qualify and prioritize team activities, act as a point of escalation

  • Define and monitor progress on development plans for Platform Architects

  • Responsible for hiring and development process of the Platform Architect team

  • Partner with the regional sales management to set technical account strategy for all PCF opportunities in the Region

  • Develop technical expertise around Pivotal Cloud Foundry and the ecosystem

  • Lead from the front by directly engaging the client facing activities. Present Pivotal value proposition, customer stories, and represent company as senior technical leader.


  • Experience leading highly skilled pre-sales teams

  • Builds great relationships internally, with clients and the community

  • Detail oriented, process focused and driven for rapid completion of tasks

  • Passion about mentoring and developing other team members

  • Must have effective communication, listening, and presenting skills as well as Customer Focus and a strong desire to work in the field

  • Ability and strong desire to learn new skills and technologies; a strong self learner

  • 5-10 years of experience in postgraduate technology related work, such as Application Development in IT or Engineering, Pre-sales Engineering or as a customer-facing Consultant

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a STEM major

  • Must be willing to travel within the assigned Region and EMEA.

  • Software Development (programming) Experience. In Java, C#, GO, Scala, Node.JS, Ruby, Groovy, and/or Python (not just scripting)

  • Prior experience with Virtualization Software. Experience with DevOps, IaaS, and/or PaaS is a nice to have.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.