BlackBerry Corporation Field Application Engineer in Novi, Michigan

Worker Sub-Type: Regular

* Job Description: *

Purpose of Job: The BlackBerry Technology Solutions (BTS) Sales team is looking for a technically astute, and customer savvy Field Application Engineer in Novi, MI to work with our successful regional sales team to act as a technical consultative resource and solution architect to help engage and close business.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Offers technical, consultative, pre-sales support to the Sales team including analyzing customer design requirements, in offering feasibility/ scope assessments to customer requests and other activities as required
  • Manages customer’s technical requirements (through various support and engineering departments) through development phase to commercial release
  • Maintains on-going customer (technical staff) relations with active customers to encourage, monitor new development projects and appropriate upgrades
  • Perform pre-sales software development work (demos, benchmarking, high-level customer design assistance, initial environment set-up, as on occasion may be asked to participate in select development relating to customer specific needs, etc.)
  • Deliver technical presentations to customers and represent QNX at regional trade shows and speaking engagements or in concert with our large customers
  • Act as a liaison between customer and QNX Software Systems engineering and engineering service departments
  • Develop and maintain a technical knowledge base of competitive intelligence where applicable and create sales tools to help present our product feature and benefits in the most competitive light
  • Provide input to Business Development and Sales on technical requirements to better ensure customer satisfaction

Education and Experience:

  • 3 + years of sales support experience in technology software sales within the given region
  • 3 + years of embedded software development, design and architecture experience with a focus on embedded system development, real-time programming, or similar low level programming with C, Assembly or C++
  • University or college education with a degree or diploma in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or an equivalent program
  • Strong communication skills including verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal
  • Automotive/Telematics Vertical market experience
  • Technical experience in RTOS sales solutions from competitive providers such as Wind River System, Green Hills or similar vendors would be deemed an asset

Specialized Skills:

  • Broad general knowledge of the high-tech industry.
  • Through knowledge and on-going awareness of current marketing concepts and practices.
  • Skills in general and strategic business management, innovative and visionary planning, analyzing and decision making, effective leadership, communications and customer relations skills.


Job Family Group Name: Sales
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

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