Sales Engineer

Oklo

Oklo

Sales & Business Development
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023
Thanks for your interest in Oklo! We are searching for a Sales Engineer or an Application Engineer to join our team. We are looking to fill this position immediately. Position DescriptionSales Engineers at Oklo support the business development team in determining the best technical solution to meet potential customer's requirements. This includes preparing presentations, providing written and verbal responses to requests for information, and proposal development. Specific responsibilities may include:
  • Supporting business development efforts by working with potential customers to gather requirements and present solutions
  • Supporting power engineering as needed
  • Addressing technical questions that may arise during the business development process
  • Coordinating efforts between business development and product teams
  • Developing written material for proposals
  • Traveling to potential customer sites to evaluate powerhouse placement options
  • Setting up and staffing exhibit booth at industry conferences and events
  • Up to 25% travel required to support customer meetings, site visits, conferences, and trade shows
CompetenciesWe are looking for a Sales Engineer that is:
  • Passionate about clean energy, the environment, and making advanced fission a reality
  • Experienced in supporting power generation equipment deployments
  • Knowledgeable about electrical interconnections
  • Experienced in customer service and has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willing and able to learn quickly
  • Eager to work on a dynamic team, receive constructive feedback, and grow with us
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, highly iterative startup environment
  • Not required, but a plus if candidate has prior experience as an application engineer, inside sales role, or as a sales engineer
Who you are:A startup person: You aren't driven by titles or hierarchy, and prefer efficiency to excess process. You don't need or expect to have a lot of guidance but you enjoy working in a fast-paced team. If you prefer the culture and feel of a large organization, that is great, but you likely won't enjoy working with us! There is plenty of important work and plenty of good opportunities with organizations like that.Motivated: You are self-motivated. You bring an enthusiasm to the team, and imbue a sense of passion that goes beyond clocking in and clocking out. This isn't about a fake or arbitrary "pieces of flair" mentality or lack of work-life balance! It is about being a part of the vision and feeling a part of reaching team goals.A team-player: Oklo genuinely is a team. We aren't about taking credit for ourselves, and we aren't about pushing blame to others. We do incredible things because we work as a team.An excellent communicator: We need a person who is not only technically competent but also a clear and upbeat communicator.Creative: Being creative means that when things fall outside clear scopes or processes or problems arise without clear solutions, you are able to identify it as well as invent ways to solve a problem or fill a need without micromanagement. The successful person in this job will not only be creative, but also enjoy being creative and solving open-ended problems which may change day-by-day.Detail-oriented: This focus is a big part of excellence, consistency, and quality. Excellent grammar and spelling matter for both good communication as well as the image of the company that we put forward. Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or nuclear engineering
  • Experience in supporting power generation equipment deployments
  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Proven team player with excellent verbal, written communication/presentation, and interpersonal skills
About Oklo compensation:Oklo offers flexible time off, equity, competitive pay, 401k, health insurance, FSA, flexible work hours, and other benefits. About Oklo Inc.: Oklo is a California-based company developing clean energy plants to provide emission-free, reliable, and affordable energy using advanced fission. Oklo is a fast-growing startup with a history of reliable funding and milestones for more than 5 years. Oklo's first product is a microgrid scale powerhouse. The powerhouse can produce clean energy for decades without needing to refuel, and also has the capability to turn nuclear waste into clean energy.Oklo received a Site Use Permit from the U.S Department of Energy, demonstrated fabrication of its fuel, was awarded fuel from the Idaho National Laboratory, and submitted the first accepted advanced fission license application to the regulator.Oklo has been featured in Popular Mechanics, Wired, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic, POWER Magazine, has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case, and was featured in the documentary The New Fire, among many other features.