Public Sector Business Development Representative at Cloudflare (Austin, TX)
At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
About the Department
Account Executives, Business Development Representatives, Solution Engineers, Customer Success, and Sales Operations - all working together help our customers adopt Cloudflare and create great Internet-enabled experiences.
The sales team at Cloudflare helps customers solve real, technical problems while creating the revenue streams that help the company provide free service to millions in our community.
What you'll do
This is a chance to work directly with the general manager and team for all public sector new business. In addition to our reference Public Sector customers we have 7+ million existing customers on our free, pro, and business plans from all industries that enjoy Cloudflare’s performance and security.
As we launch new products that are designed to find the best way to work with public sector needs, you’ll be given the opportunity to test product market fit.
Identifying these customers requires strong relationship building skills, understanding the public sector landscape needs & pain points, and a strong analytical skill set.
We are looking for ownership-oriented team members with excellent communication skills and technical curiosity. The Public Sector Business Development Representative (BDR) is an exciting role in which you can build your career around and learn the following aspects:
- Create excellent customer experiences
- Deeper Public Sector sales understanding and experience
- Learn customer-centric sales skills
- Become an expert in Cloudflare’s product
- Learn about the Cybersecurity industry
Successful candidates have the possibility of transitioning to other roles in the organization, especially in mid-market sales, customer success, solutions engineering, and sales operations.
- Develop Enterprise business opportunities from outbound campaigns to public sector Enterprise customers.
- Identify public sector target accounts for outbound sales campaigns
- Liaise with public sector AEs and other BDRs to work on campaigns and target accounts.
- Understand customer needs and develop trustworthy relationships.
- Meet target quota related to a number of qualified opportunities, value of sales pipeline, and closed business.
- Report, track, and manage sales activities and results using Salesforce.com
- Play an active role in the creation and iteration of team processes
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Self-motivated; entrepreneurial spirit
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced dynamic environment
- Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal & written)
- Aptitude to learn technical concepts/terms
- Salesforce knowledge a plus
- Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
- Prior experience as a Business Development Representative would be ideal but we are also looking for new graduates who can take on a fresh new challenge
- Ability to confidently talk to customers from different geos about their requirements and needs.
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.
Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
220.127.116.11: We released 18.104.22.168 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.
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