Data center pre-sales engineer (h/f) - h/f


Powered by talented and passionate people working hard on democratizing the cloud, Scaleway, the 2nd leading European infrastructure cloud provider, is a multicultural company, rapidly growing into a global brand. We are present in 160 countries, with more than 300 employees of 18 nationalities.

We are a cloud computing pioneer delivering the innovative capabilities of modern multi cloud, covering a full spectrum of services for professionals: public cloud services with Scaleway Elements, private infrastructures and colocation with Scaleway Datacenter and bare Metal infrastructures with Scaleway Dedibox.

We place people at the heart of our purpose as an enabler of the internet. Our organization encourages responsibility, autonomy, commitment and thought leadership from our collaborators. Our premises are open spaces, conducive to exchange and interaction between individuals.

We believe it is our responsibility to be a positive force in society and to collectively design new systems for a better future. We want to increase access to the digital and technology industry. As our business scales, the customers we serve are increasingly diverse and global. Giving them an unbeatable experience is central to our business strategy. To better understand our customers and partners, we need a workforce that’s as diverse as they are.
Our Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy is a strategic asset for nurturing our future business growth, highly visible to our customers and partners. Scaleway has committed to take a proactive approach to develop the rich skills and competencies of all our workforce and to open up professional opportunities in creative and flexible ways, so that we can truly enjoy the rewards of working in a highly diverse, inclusive and global team, no matter the gender, religious beliefs or ethnicity.

Join a community of more than 300 passionate people and become part of a growing company rooted in the world of tomorrow.

Le poste

About the job

As Data Center Pre-Sales Engineer, you will be reporting to the VP Sales directly, with the VP Datacenter as your dotted line manager. You will support account managers in qualifying and closing sales opportunities. 

The DC-PSE will gather technical requirements, determine and design appropriate solutions, advise customers in the definition of technical requirements, manage end-to-end projects and ensure on-time deliveries. You will develop and maintain strong, high-level, knowledge of the company’s entire ecosystem of products and its infrastructure. 

As our Data Center Pre-Sales Engineer, you will play a key role in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, with teams that have extended expertise and knowledge, and where commitment to our customers is the main focus.

Ethics, responsibility, discipline and ownership should be key values for you, as everything you do on a daily basis and for customers has a direct impact on them.

Profil recherché

  • Graduate degree in the field of Civil Engineering or construction or engineering degree related to project management
  • 4 years minimum experience working in a related field
  • Driving licence 
  • Ability to organize, plan and manage
  • Good technical knowledge in the following fields: electricity, cooling, efficiency, French and European regulation/compliance
  • Advanced or native English speaker, knowledge of a second European language is a major bonus

  • Knowledge of critical facilities, data center knowledge is a plus
  • Experience working  with international customers 
  • Proven engineering experience across broad-based data center or industrial buildings, and combining product, services and control systems into a data center (industrial building) space.

  • Gantt planning (Microsoft Project or others)
  • AutoCad3D
  • Rendering tools such as Sketchup, Enscape, etc.
  • Microsoft Office suite, Powerpoint, Excel

  • Responsibilities


    - Identify customers’ needs alongside the company’s Sales representatives
    - Support Sales and Account Managers in the development of commercial proposals during the different phases of the customer journey (RFI,RFP, Contract, Growth)
    - Design the most appropriate technical solution in close collaboration with Operations teams
    - Arrange and give site tours and infrastructure presentations during meetings with customers or prospects 
    - Provide commercial support as a technical advisor
    - Write technical specification documents according to customers' needs
    - Ensure the smooth flow of of information to the delivery team

    Project management 

    - Prepare technical drawings and pre-execution documents
    - Ensure that subcontractors stick to schedules and provide a high quality standard of work
    - Ensure projects are executed according to timelines with the delivery teams
    - Ensure that clients and account managers are kept regularly informed of the progress of projects, and that any problems or delays are immediately communicated to them
    - Participate in pre-installation meetings
    - Assist key accounts during performance meetings 
    - Coordinate the arrival of products and materials in advance of installations
    - Ensure the commissioning of installations
    - Ensure the handover to customer and internal Operations teams


    - Based in our offices and data centers in Paris (France), European travel

    Salary Range

    Professional level
    53,000 - 66,000 EUR + per year

    Recruitment Process
    Screening call - 30 mins with the recruiter 
    Manager Interview - 45 mins
    Technical Interviews 
    Team Interview
    HR Interview - 45 mins
    Offer sent - 48 hours

    We treat every candidate equally in our recruitment process. Even if you don't meet 100% of the job’s requirements, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you would be a good fit!

    Questions about this job? Nathalie Tourbay, our Recruitment Team Lead, would be happy to answer your questions.

    Scaleway is a #singular place and we’re looking for #singular people. If you like what you see here and you’ve got a story to tell, we’d love to hear from you.

    About Scaleway

    Founded in 1999, Scaleway, the cloud of choice, helps developers and businesses to build, deploy and scale applications to any infrastructure.

    Located in Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw, Scaleway’s complete cloud ecosystem is used by 25,000+ businesses, including European startups, who choose Scaleway for its multi-AZ redundancy, smooth developer experience, carbon-neutral data centers and native tools for managing multi-cloud architectures. 

    With fully managed offerings for bare metal, containerization and serverless architectures, Scaleway brings choice to the world of cloud computing, offering customers the ability to choose where their customer’s data resides, to choose what architecture works best for their business, and to choose a more responsible way to scale.

    We are committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, age, or veteran status.

    Find out more about working with us on Scaleway’s Career Page.

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