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Sales Director, Public Sector

SambaNova Systems

SambaNova Systems

Sales & Business Development
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

The era of pervasive AI has arrived. In this era, organizations will use generative AI to unlock hidden value in their data, accelerate processes, reduce costs, drive efficiency and innovation to fundamentally transform their businesses and operations at scale.

SambaNova Suite™ is the first full-stack, generative AI platform, from chip to model, optimized for enterprise and government organizations. Powered by the intelligent SN40L chip, the SambaNova Suite is a fully integrated platform, delivered on-premises or in the cloud, combined with state-of-the-art open-source models that can be easily and securely fine-tuned using customer data for greater accuracy. Once adapted with customer data, customers retain model ownership in perpetuity, so they can turn generative AI into one of their most valuable assets.

As a Public Sector Sales Director at SambaNova Systems, you will have the opportunity to develop and lead a Go To Market plan that will establish SambaNova within the Public Sector. This includes building a robust Partner Ecosystem, establishing SambaNova with key Industry Advisory groups, generating sales pipeline through a variety of channels, and managing the entire sales process to achieve quarterly revenue goals.


  • Align SambaNova’s solution to executive level customers’ business needs, challenges, and technical requirements
  • Engage and lead the resources, both internal and external, required to build market awareness, generate qualified pipeline, and establish forecastable revenue
  • Assist capture teams in identifying and qualifying opportunities using existing relationship and market intelligence
  • Build a solid operating cadence with SambaNova Leadership focused around pipeline, forecasting, deal review, sales execution, deployment and revenue realization.
  • Proactively and efficiently manage resources with dedicated teams, virtual teams, and executive staff around opportunities to ensure successful outcomes
  • Mentor and recruit Partners in complex enterprise sales campaigns with multiple prospect engagement points in Analytics, Development, IT Operations, and Security Operations
  • Execute on solution and value based selling to existing customer base and new prospects
  • Articulate and evangelize the vision and positioning of both the company and products, and secure strategic Public Sector commitments
  • Accurately forecast business on a quarterly cadence
  • Effectively and timely connect with management, legal and deal desk to ensure proper execution of documents and accurate process; and follow instructions or recommendations set by these teams and company management

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of Public Sector Sales experience building qualified pipelines and exceeding annual targets
  • Experience leading and closing complex, highly technical, deals to large Public Sector accounts with both partner led and direct sell
  • Experience in advanced analytics, machine learning, AI use case development business models, along with proficiencies in concepts around cloud, security and infrastructure
  • Experience in recruiting, developing, and leading partner development and direct agency business
  • Experience creating and executing on quarterly and annual business plans
  • Proven experience selling next generation innovation into public sector accounts
  • Proven ability to align Public Sector stakeholders across highly matrixed government agencies
  • Strong ability to develop mission alignment with prospects, partners and customers, to develop alignment across different groups and cultivate champions
  • Expert level experience using sales and forecasting tools (SFDC, Clari, GovWin, LinkedIn Sales navigator, etc.)
  • Expert ability to articulate competitive positioning and messaging
  • Ability to travel up to 30%-50%
  • Must reside in the Washington DC area

Benefits Summary for US-Based Full-Time Direct Employment Positions

(The Recruiter will provide benefit details for non-US-based roles)

SambaNova offers a competitive total rewards package, including the base salary, plus equity and benefits. We cover 95% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, and 77% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer contribution. We also offer Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, and AD&D insurance plans in addition to Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options like Health Care, Limited Purpose, and Dependent Care. Our library of well-being benefits available to you and your dependents includes a full subscription to Headspace, Gympass+ membership with access to physical gyms, One Medical membership, counseling services with an Employee Assistance Program, and much more.

Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at SambaNova Systems, you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified.

If you are a new, recent (within the last two years), or upcoming college graduate and are interested in opportunities with SambaNova Systems, please apply through our university job listings.

EEO Policy

SambaNova Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.