Can someone enlighten me on what a Solution Engineer does? How much time are you spending coding and what exactly does that consist of?

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do you mean solutions architect? never worked with a solution engineer before


on the ground technical work would be something like coding. higher level technical work would be designing scalable infrastructure to deploy the application

I think it depends largely on the company what the role means — at some it basically is the equivalent of a customer success manager — but for me, I’m largely behind the scenes building tools (solutions, if you will) for both internal and external clients.

So some workflow tools for internal teams to drive efficiency on their teams; some client projects where we’re building tools on top of or in addition to our platform for them (data feeds, APIs, etc); some tools for other internal teams to provide additional services to clients.

I’m sort of pre-sales but we don’t do commission because largely we build scalable tools that other people sell to the clients — I’m only on client calls when it’s a new project, and then we build the tool and enable our BD team to sell it.

I’m coding (or doing code reviews, QA, etc) 95% of the time when I’m not in meetings.


Yeah no problem!

A solutions engineer is a salesperson who uses extensive technical knowledge to sell software solutions to clients. Solutions engineers work alongside other sales team members to present products to clients and answer any technical questions they may have

A Solutions Engineer is basically someone who sells software solutions to customers. They also answer customer queries regarding the software solutions they sell with the help of their technical knowledge.

When I had a Solution Engineer position, the coding was limited to customization work, coding to prepare demos and Proofs of concept. And then doing the actual demo in front of customers and at trade shows.

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