Director Technical Account Manager, Eastern U.S.

Tanium Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Posted 2 months ago

At Tanium, our Field Director of Technical Account Management (DTAM) fulfills a necessary role in our organization to serve our customers by understanding the Tanium value proposition. DTAMs build and own the technical account strategy for their assigned customer accounts. Operating in a collaborative team environment with other TAMs, developers, enterprise services, and sales, DTAMs contribute to each customer's success by supporting the Tanium platform in the field through leveraging the best practices to operationalize Tanium and lead technical sales opportunities for our most strategic accounts.

DTAMs are the most experienced Field TAMs in the organization & are seen as trusted leaders and experts in all areas of account management, technical depth, and leadership within the team. Furthermore, DTAMs own the technical relationship and champion building with their customer technical and business decision-makers.

What you'll do:

Manage customer accounts by:

  • Solving Level 1, 2, and 3 cases

  • Conducting health-checks

  • Assisting others with their assigned customers

  • Leading the improvement of the Tanium operational status within customer accounts

Improve customer experience by:

  • Documenting best practices

  • Tracking activity, documenting root cause, and reporting

  • Serving as a technical subject matter expert, focusing mostly on the strategic planning, testing, troubleshooting, and technical pre-sales aspects of the area.

  • Leading training sessions

  • Mentoring other TAMs

  • Participating in, and leading, the technical interview process

  • Driving innovation by leading initiatives to develop new capabilities on the Tanium platform

  • Providing technical leadership within and outside of their immediate team

Driving sales results by:

  • Leading technical pre-sales opportunities as both a technical subject matter expert and technical sales expert.

  • Participating in, or leading, marketing events from a technical perspective

  • Contributing to, or leading, go-to-market efforts being driven by our Technical Solutions Engineering organization

We're looking for someone with:


  • Associates degree or equivalent experience required
  • BS degree in Computer Science, MIS, or similar experience a plus

Experience and Skills

Must Have

  • Eight-plus years in the industry with solid technical skills in multiple areas such as networking, security, operations, scripting, and/or programming.

  • Experience in one or more of the following technical domains: Endpoint Security, Endpoint Support/Troubleshooting, Incident Response, Systems Management, Utility Scripting (bash, PowerShell, VBScript, Python).

  • Experience managing enterprise customers and leading strategic pre-sales opportunities.

  • Prior experience and breadth of knowledge needed to lead customers and internal teams.

  • Has mastered many new concepts and technologies; continually striving to master the Tanium platform and modules.

  • Critical thinking and problem solving; can break problems down into manageable, ordered piece parts and masterfully convey the problem statement and plan to others. DTAMs think critically, spanning the customer lifecycle, and develop new capabilities on the Tanium platform with a high level of autonomy.

  • Troubleshooting; has mastered enterprise-level troubleshooting.

  • Good Judgement; takes self-governed, consistent, action to prioritize and weigh cost and value in order to determine the action most appropriately aligned with the Tanium and our mission.

  • Independent; can work on the most complex problems; should be able to complete tasks that are not well documented; participate in projects specific to their current skills and follow established technical support procedures only requiring help on more complex initiatives or issues.

  • Communication; have mastered executive communication and demonstrate emotional intelligence, and patience, in all forms of communication. Anticipate blockers and delays for their work and the work of others, and communicate appropriately before requiring escalation. DTAMs also analyze whether tasks are the highest and best use of time and practices the redirecting of erroneous requests to re-focus on tasks that will accomplish the key business objectives.

  • Influencing; demonstrate strong and consistent influence skills, working effectively with their team and strategic customers, to present logical and compelling arguments to enhance innovation and efficiencies.

  • Leadership; constructively lead in recognizing when conditions have changed and the team needs to adapt. This requires an attitude and drive that also leads the team in spotting emerging trends and patterns quickly, solving hard problems, and generating creative solutions. DTAMs have a deep sense of ownership in the work that they do, no matter how small the task. They are willing to jump into any effort to help the team succeed. DTAMs actively seek out leadership opportunities, including leading other members of the team, without prompting from leadership. DTAMs have a reputation within, and outside of, their team for being highly collaborative. They use this thinking to actively mentor and coach others to aid in their professional achievement and help avoid problems/high-risk behavior.

Good to Have:

  • Hands-on Tanium experience

  • Relevant technical certifications (Google IT Support Professional Certificate, CISSP, MCSE, A+/Security+/Network+ combined, etc.)

About Tanium:

At Tanium, we empower the world's largest organizations to manage and protect their mission-critical networks. There's a reason why six of the top ten retailers, 12 of the top 15 US banks, and five of the US Armed Forces use Tanium. We provide lightning-fast capabilities at their fingertips to see everything and do anything across their computer networks - with unparalleled scale.

We pride ourselves on being unstoppable in the pursuit of our mission. We are diverse problem solvers driven to do the right thing and win as a team.


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