Regional Sales Manager - Federal (JB ID1820)

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Sales

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


Want to be part of the next big thing? Join Big Switch Networks! We’re seeking a smart, talented, and fun person to be our next Federal Sales Guru.

Why join Big Switch Federal?

  • Externally recognized as one of the top start-ups and consistently ranked as one of the top ten networking start-ups, we’re dedicated to building a great product and a great company (and having some fun in the process!). Big Switch Networks is the best-funded pure-play SDN technology company.
  • We hire smart, creative, energetic people, game changers at the top of their respective fields. We are a small group of innovators who believe we can make a big difference.
  • We offer competitive salaries and great benefits, including generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter, and 401(k) plans; we also contribute to a Health Savings Account and provide Life Insurance for our employees.

Job Overview:

The Federal Regional Sales Manager is responsible for driving revenue and sales results. The Federal RSM is a self starting, direct contributor role requiring multi-agency knowledge, acquisition processes and strategic guidance to Senior Executive and Military Leadership. This includes understanding customers' requirements and decision making criteria regarding Cloud, SDDC & Data Center modernization, NFV, Containers, Defensive Cyber Operations as well as Active Cyber Security and countermeasures.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Must be a flexible and dynamic Team Player with the ability to organize and manage resources utilization effectively delivering sales results.
  • Generate net new pipeline (hunter skills) utilizing a combination of resources including outbound mechanisms, Social Media channels, events and marketing activities and relationships. 
  • Recruit and enable business partners in accordance with global partner strategy and objectives
  • Forecasting accuracy utilizing to track opportunity progress, customer interaction and timelines. 
  • Support in-region marketing activities
  • Manage and support deal strategy, structure, and approval process in collaboration with corporate, customer service, and sales operations teams.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

  • BS/BA in Business, CIS, or closely relevant education and experience required
  • 5+ years direct/partner field sales experience required, preferably within the IC & DOD
  • Clear understanding of Government Cloud requirements, trends and resources.
  • Data Center Networking background including VMware NSX, RedHat OpenStack/OpenShift and Container utilization.
  • Strong knowledge of and working relationships with the Federal Systems Integrator community
  • Forecast management and opportunity tracking utilizing
  • Multitasking skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Working knowledge and experience leading diverse sales teams selling complex technology solutions
  • Sound business acumen, and ability to work closely with C-level executives
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to develop complex account plans and strategies
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally (verbal and written) with customers and to interface with a variety of organizations
  • Strong time management, organizational, and negotiation skills
  • Global/multi-national business experience is preferred
  • Experience with physical and virtual network monitoring and data center switching
  • A proactive, can-do, positive attitude and start-up experience is a big plus
  • In depth knowledge of SDN, SDDC, Cloud, Containers and Cyber Security

Working Conditions:

  • Home office based located in the Metropolitan Washington DC area.
  • Up to 50% ground/air travel required and may work at other undetermined worksites in the U.S.


Big Switch Networks is the market leader in open software-defined networking solutions for enterprises. Leading international banks and high-tech companies are using our open SDN architecture to build their next-generation data centers. Based in Santa Clara and funded by some of the best venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, the Big Switch Networks team comprises industry veterans who led the SDN revolution, renowned experts in virtualization and networking, and researchers from Stanford University.  For more information, please visit 

Big Switch Networks, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. At Big Switch Networks we provide equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified applicants without regard of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. Big Switch Networks is an E-Verify participant.


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