Sales Engineer

Vela is an independent global leader in high performance trading and market data technology. We provide the breadth of coverage and depth of expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic trading environment.

Our clients benefit from white-glove global customer support and professional services from an experienced team comprised of seasoned financial services industry experts and cutting edge technologists. We have a proven track record of powering big banks, small trading shops, financial information firms, trading venues and everything in between.

Our products empower clients to focus on their core business strengths, leveraging their trading infrastructure by relying on our technology, expertise and experience.

Vela Trading Technologies LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Job Profile

Being part of Vela’s Sales Engineering team, you will work closely with the engineering, product and sales teams by being the technical liaison to our clients.  Our Sales Engineers are not only responsible for driving new sales opportunities by being the technical expert for Vela’s product lines.  They provide phone and in-person support to our clients by understating their requirements and providing them with an optimal solution ensuring our clients success.

Our Sales Engineers must have the capability to provide in-depth product configuration and presentation skills. They must know and understand the complexity of the technical sales cycle and the best practices within the market data and trading environment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the technical needs of Vela’s customers and resolve technical issues, along with engaging them on any additional issues problems or opportunities regarding Vela’s products.
  • Gather and understand the business and technical requirements of our prospects and deliver a solution.
  • Deliver product demonstrations, build proof-of-concepts, and custom product environments to showcase the product.
  • Build and maintain strong professional relationships with the Engineering team ensuring that our integration processes runs smoothly.
  • Work closely with the Product and Account Management teams on existing and new product development by offering technical guidance.
  • Proactively manage own tasks and projects to agreed deadlines
  • Represent Vela at meetings, tradeshows and conferences. Helping to identify new business opportunities
  • Provide technical responses for proposals, RFPs and RFIs.
  • Travel: local, regional and international (<50%)

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

  • 3+ years of customer facing experience as a Sales/Support Engineer or Solutions Architect
  • Previous experience working within a data/software vendor, exchange or trading firm
  • Industry knowledge and understanding of financial markets and related terminology
  •  Knowledge of scripting languages, in particular, Python, used within Continuous Integration and Test Frameworks
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey technical concepts to audiences of various levels.
  • Execution-oriented initiative and with the ability to drive decisions to customer satisfaction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and strong presentation skills
  • High proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Further Information

For any further information please get in touch at
or call +1 646 713 2773.

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  • Location

    New York

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