Hiring: Pre-Sales SaaS Engineer

As a member of the sales team, you will work with Product, Sales, Engineering and Marketing to ensure that customers have everything they need to grow and develop their community.
Hiring: Pre-Sales SaaS Engineer

About Zapnito

Founded in 2013, Zapnito is a high-growth SaaS business on the mission to bring back collective intelligence. Zapnito’s highly respected customer base uses its platform to create the most trusted sources of expertise across niche knowledge domains. Customers from Informa, Springer Nature, RELX, McGraw Hill, NASA and more are using their Zapnito powered communities to facilitate collective intelligence whilst driving both direct and indirect revenues to their organisations.

The platform is built to showcase expertise and connects both people and content, synchronously and asynchronously.  A way that is proving more valuable than the status quo. The acceleration of digital transformations across Zapnito’s core client base which are enterprise organisations has proven especially beneficial to the business with demand currently outstripping sales capacity.

What will I be responsible for?

Joining our team as a Pre-Sales Engineer, you will provide technical expertise and problem solving to help prospective clients choose Zapnito to power their communities. You will be a foundational member of the sales team in the UK with ample opportunity to influence our sales operation as we scale. We hire authentic, progressive individuals who value integrity.

What you'll be doing:

  • Own pre-sales technical support of prospects and partners from initial contact through product demonstration and close
  • Work with Solutions Executive members to acquire, grow and expand Medium & Large Enterprise accounts by addressing prospects' technical challenges
  • Engage with senior prospect stakeholders to drive solutions to complex technical or business workflow challenges
  • Assist Solutions Executives to thoroughly respond to platform demo requests
  • Through time, possess a complete mastery of Zapnito’s product offerings, business model, customer use cases, emerging technologies, and partner platforms
  • Provide feedback to internal Stakeholders and Product Managers to drive platform and workflow improvements
  • Be flexible to take on additional tasks needed to scale the sales organization
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Customer Success, and Customer Support teams to ensure the long term success of every client
  • Continuously develop your knowledge of our product, industry, and sales process
  • Work alongside the Marketing and Product teams to continuously describe and update product features and benefits
  • Work alongside the Engineering team to create and update technical documentation and also potentially implement third party API integrations

Our ideal candidate

If you have extensive experience in SaaS, enterprise, or other software related B2B Sales Engineering roles, this is the job for you.  As our Pre-Sales Engineer, you must have:

  • A proven track record of success, selling enterprise-level SaaS solutions through demonstrations, drafting request for proposal (RFP) responses, and onboarding sales executives
  • A strong ability to inspire confidence in others when describing topics of a technical nature whilst being able to communicate such topics clearly and succinctly 
  • Someone who is great at constantly soliciting feedback during product demonstrations in order to facilitate constructive thinking on the part of the client or prospect
  • Demonstrated experience responding to and successfully passing vendor SaaS technology due diligence questionnaires from clients
  • An understanding of complex web and mobile applications utilized for documentation management, project management, or similar
  • An in depth understanding of RESTful APIs, commonplace JSON data structures and how the relate to third party technical integrations
  • Experience with consultative, value based selling methodologies
  • Previous experience as a senior software engineer with exposure to commercial negotiations
  • Demonstrated experience using and updating a modern Marketing CRM like Hubspot
  • Skills in constructively saying “no” to sales opportunities when features and capabilities are requested that are not part of our vision
  • Great at developing and working in partnership with the wider Solutions team members
  • The ability to travel


  • Lots of innate curiosity and ambition to embark on a career path
  • Both strong empathy for customers AND commercial awareness;
  • Ability to prioritise and self-start, to work against targets and deadlines
  • Analytical and reasonably process-oriented
  • Resilience and positive attitude
  • You must be organised, literate and passionate about what Zapnito’s clients want to achieve!

 What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Share options
  • 25 days' holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • 5 days paid Family & Charity time leave
  • Flexible working (fully remote + we also have a office in Shoreditch)
  • A fun environment, in which you will work with hugely talented individuals
  • Pension scheme
  • Leading Maternity & Paternity leave
  • Focus on delivering a strong social impact with quality networks and communities
  • An unparalleled opportunity to become an expert in startup scaling VC backed business
  • Genuine influence and control; you’ll work with our founders and leadership team to shape our strategy and direction
  • Be part of a passionate, friendly and transparent culture; you will be part of discussions around solutions, tech, fundraising, product, brand and global expansion

Please send all applications for this position to Chris Watkins (chris.watkins@zapnito.com)


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