• Principal Sales Engineer

    Location AU-Sydney
    Job ID
    Sales - All Openings
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Company Overview

    At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


    Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


    Join our Enterprise team…great customer service starts here. We design virtual assistants for intelligent and effortless customer service helping customers find the information they need using whatever channel they prefer.



    Job Summary

    Job Summary:

    The Presales Engineer position will report to the Head of Customer Innovation and Strategy, Enterprise ANZ. The Presales Engineer will work with clients and partners to solve business problems using Nuance products and services. Focus is on innovative solutions used by enterprises for customer engagement via multiple channels using speech and natural language technologies. The Presales Engineer will support 2 Account Executives in the designated region as the technical member of the sales team.

    The Presales Engineer will be working with market leading solutions powered by Artificial Intelligence including:

    • Nuance Core Technologies -
    • Nuance Agent AI -
    • Nuance Digital Engagement Platform –
    • Nuance Security Suite –
    • Conversational IVR -


    • Manage a set of key customers/partners with the responsibility for assisting them in growing the sales of Nuance’s solutions within their account base.
    • Consult directly with clients to explain the technical aspects of Nuance’s capabilities and develop solution roadmaps. This includes performing initial application discovery with customers/partners, elaborating on functional and feature requirements of the target solution with the customer/partner, architect workable solutions and evaluating possible paths/workflows that are technologically feasible and make good business sense. Work with Sales Executives, Product Management, Professional Services, Finance, and Legal on technical aspects of proposals for professional services, and statements of work for applications and technology integration based on preliminary customer/partner requirements.
    • Work with Sales and Professional Services Teams to provide accurate work estimates and price quotes for engagements.
    • Work with Sales, Professional Services, Product Management, and customers as necessary, to determine innovative approaches for "non-standard" implementations.
    • Maintain communication with people at all levels internally as well as with customers/partners, ensuring the proper and timely flow of solution and technical information from and to the account.
    • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams in making sales presentations by sharing accurate technical information that describes the technology behind how Nuance products work. This often includes conducting product demonstrations for customers/partners.
    • Provide input into product and research direction by establishing technical requirements, sharing market feedback with product management, and providing feedback on product roadmaps and release definitions.
    • Maintain a deep and ongoing understanding of our technology, including the user interface, integration methods, business rules, and limitations of the technology.
    • Project scoping: Experience responding to Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), providing input on scoping and estimating time/resources and providing quotes for the project’s technical requirements.
    • Strategic approach: Understands sales cycle and strategies. Gives valuable input to constantly improve sales strategy. Actively implements and supports approach and processes as defined by sales management.
    • Account development: Understands the account from an organizational, financial and product standpoint. Ability to clearly outline and develop business cases. Prepares well for sales meetings, has data readily available, and immediately follows up on open issues/concerns.


    Education: Bachelor's degree

    Minimum years of work experience: 10+

    Required skills:

    • Previous experience working in a consultative pre sales role
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent demo and presentation skills
    • Ability to work remotely and independently
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Superior customer interface, telephone, email etiquette skills
    • Planning, negotiating and time and priority management skills are critical
    • Ability to take customer requirements and consult with relevant internal authorities in order to draft to proposals and statements of work.
    • Ability to remain calm under pressure and cope/ react appropriately in a fast moving, constantly changing work environment
    • Knows when to escalate issues to Nuance or client management as appropriate for the situation.

    Preferred skills:

    • Experience with contact center technologies (IVR, WFM, Telephony)
    • Basic understanding of Voice Biometrics and Speech Recognition
    • Basic understanding of digital interaction technologies such as live chat, virtual agents/chatbots
    • Basic understanding of web development technologies (Java, Tagging, Analytics)
    • Basic understanding of call center analytics
    • Relevant enterprise industry experience (contact center technology providers, speech technology, IVR, web/mobile, artificial intelligence)

    Additional Information

    Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.

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