Senior Account Executive - Melbourne (R5061)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

Elastic is searching for a Senior Account Executive to join one of the best performing teams in one of the best performing regions.  You will be based in Melbourne and have a mix of existing annual subscription customers, Monthly SaaS customers and Digital Native accounts to work with.  You will have a strong track record of success, having worked for Tier 1 organisations, where your customers love what you do.  

Elastic IPO was in 2018 - today our revenue is in excess of $800m in our recent Q4 earnings release we shared guidance of our expectation to be at $2bn revenue by fiscal 2025.  If you are an IT sales professional, you want to make a meaningful multi-year impact on your customers and you want to contribute to this exciting journey - this is a once in a career opportunity for the right person - we’d love to speak with you.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Building awareness and driving demand for Elastic solutions by helping customers derive Value and Business Insights from their Data
  • Collaborating across Elastic business functions to ensure a seamless customer experience
  • Working thoughtfully with customers to identify new business opportunities, managing through the sales cycle and closing complex transactions
  • Serving as an Evangelist for our unique approach with Free and Open offerings while communicating the Business Value of our Commercial Features
  • Building a robust business plan to achieve significant Elastic growth within your accounts

What You Bring With You:

  • Humble yet Ambitious you are Intellectually Curious, you love winning and don’t shy away from a challenge.  You are proud of your sales and business acumen and thrive leading a winning team.
  • A track-record of success in sales into net new and existing accounts demonstrated by overachievement of quota and strong customer references
  • A good understanding of IT Infrastructure, the Data Centre, Network and Enterprise Software stack. 
  • The ability to build relationships and credibility with both Developers, IT Managers and Economic Buyers
  • Good sales methodology 'Hygiene' and Forecast Accuracy

Bonus point

  • Demonstrated use of MEDPICC, Challenger Sales or other sales approaches.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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