Zend - The PHP Company

Senior Account Manager

Zend is growing rapidly, and recruiting a Senior Inside Account Manager for our Americas sales team. This vital role will be a key contributor in generating net-new enterprise software business and growing install-base renewals within his/her respective region. If you are a consistent top performer, with a hunter mentality, talent to identify/acquire new business, we have a lucrative opportunity for you here at Zend.

If your skills meet any of the specs below, now is the time to apply to be a part of our passionate team. Please send your resume to: jobs@zend.com.

Description of Duties:

• Prospect, Develop and Close a continuous pipeline of opportunities
• Identify, penetrate, and acquire new business
• Work closely with team members to assist with the month-end close in other areas
• Managing full cycle sales deals to closure
• Maintain account, opportunity, and track sales activity in SFDC
• Accurately forecast business, sales pipeline, and proper opportunity stages
• Achieve and exceed quotas on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
• Calling and emailing executives at all levels to facilitate deal closure
• Deliver online presentations and demonstrations with the support of sales engineers

Skills and Experience:

• Self-motivated, Hunter mentality and a strong work ethic
• Ability to work in a rapidly expanding and changing environment
• Ability to penetrate and develop new business over the phone
• Demonstrate capacity to gain customer commitments and execute solution selling
• Ability to balance transactional business with larger enterprise opportunities
• Experience selling to CTOs, CIOs, and VP Development/Engineering, and the developer community
• Experience selling application servers and developers tools a plus (JBoss, mySQL, Oracle, Weblogic, Wily, Websphere, Rational)
• SaaS experience within a high-velocity business preferred
• Having worked at companies like Oracle, BEA, Borland a plus
• Experience in start-up environments a plus
• Familiarity with salesforce.com


• Bachelor’s degree
• 5+ years quota carrying, successful software sales experience (SaaS preferred)
• Track record of over achieving quota
• Technically adept, with ability to position new technology quickly
• Direct, Channel and new business sales experience

Company Description:

Zend Technologies is the PHP Company. 1/3 of the world’s websites and 30% of intranet applications within enterprises run on PHP. A lot of large organizations are making the decision to develop all future web applications with opensource technology, especially PHP. Zend’s application server, IDE and other software/training/service solutions enable developers and IT personnel to manage the entire application delivery lifecycle for PHP applications from design to production operations, and meet SLAs for business-critical PHP applications. It also delivers a Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud offering for PHP development (phpcloud.com) and deployment across cloud providers like Amazon, Rackspace, etc. Zend has 40,000+ customers worldwide (such as NYSE, eBay, GE Corporate, Western Southern Life Insurance, DHL, Fiat, and Deutsche Telekom) and its solutions are being utilized in over 25 million websites. Zend’s software is distributed by partners such as Oracle and IBM on their servers and databases. Zend is a private, venture-backed (SAP, Intel, Greylock, Azure) enterprise software company with its headquarters in Cupertino, California.