Account Manager

Remote - US - North / Sales

Who are Tyk, and what do we do? 

The Tyk API Management platform is helping to drive the connected world and power new products and services. We’re changing the way that organisations connect their systems and services. Whether internal, external, public or highly encrypted systems, Tyk helps businesses drive value across multiple industries. If you’ve banked online, used an app to check the news, or even driven a connected car, API’s, and by extension, Tyk, make that possible. Founded in 2015 with offices in London, Atlanta and Singapore, we have many thousands of users of our B2B platform across the globe. Brands using Tyk range from Singapore Post to global organisations like the Financial Times, and Starbucks.

Our Mission

The internet started by connecting mainframes, by the end of the 20th century 600m desktop and laptop computers exchanged email and web-traffic. Today around 15 billion ‘things’ are connected to the internet, growing at a rate of a billion per year. Tyk are committed to enabling interconnectivity between systems and between devices. We’ve started by building an API Management platform.

Total flexibility, default remote, radical responsibility

We offer unlimited paid holidays and remote working from anywhere in the world, for everyone – for real. Why? Tyk was founded on the principle of doing things differently and offering flexibility and autonomy to our employees are two principles that, we believe, allow our employees to achieve their best results. It also means we can build the best possible team, location and working hours are no barrier. If this sounds like an environment that you believe could work for you then read on to find out more:

The role:

Tyk is an independent software company that develops software globally. We are pre-IPO and growing at 60% year over year. Tyk develops an API Platform for global companies, mid sized businesses, start-ups. Global HQ is based in London and the Americas HQ is in Atlanta. We are looking for a seasoned sales representative to join a fast growing software startup to help uncover, nurture, and build relationships in install based accounts across North America. The ideal candidate will have a history of success in startup environments with a proven ability to work as part of a team, build something where nothing exists, and instil instant trust and accountability with customer, partner and internal relationships.

  • Represent Tyk commercially in all customer, prospect, and partner facing relationships in the account manager’s territory.
  • Meet and exceed individual quotas.
  • Stay up to date and current with Tyk internal sales tools.
  • Manage new and existing client relationship engagements to drive pipeline, revenue, and customer satisfaction.
  • Set and manage customer/prospect expectations for their experience with the Tyk product portfolio.
  • Manage the customer journey from prospect to paying customer throughout the post sales cycle.
  • Handle ongoing account updates and inquiries from existing clients, drive a high rate of renewal, and upsell new business within existing customer portfolio.
  • Identify case study opportunities with customers.
  • Work with the VP of Sales to develop partnerships and key accounts across North America to help scale Tyk rapidly.

Here’s what you’ll be getting up to:

  • Book onsite meetings, client visits, remote video calls and introduce Tyk to existing customers, by walking them through benefits and a simple demo.
  • Manage existing customers renewals and upsells on new product & support offerings.
  • Be able to qualify sales opportunities and ask high level technical and business related questions in order to qualify and prioritize leads and new opportunities.
  • Maintain up-to-date sales pipeline in CRM when required, generate quotations and invoices.
  • Work closely with consulting engineers and product teams to review leads, resolve technical queries during customers’ evaluation stage.
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to identify and plan events applicable to the business.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Solid experience in direct account and customer management, in Technology Sales.
  • History of handling cold calls, new demos, customer escalations, and all customer communication.
  • Ability to present proposals and articulate core value propositions.
  • Proven track record of quota achievement.
  • Knowledge of the technical stack, including database, middleware, APIs.
  • Solid digital background with understanding and/or at least 5 years hands on experience in software development or related technical fields.
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful account through initial engagement, proposal, delivery and renewal.
  • Experience managing cross functional global technology teams.
  • Experience managing large, complex global accounts.


Here’s why you should join us:

  • Everyone has unlimited paid holiday.
  • We have total flexibility in hours, as we believe creativity flows better when our people are given freedom to decide when they are most productive. Everyone is unique after all.
  • Employee share scheme
  • Generous maternity and paternity leave
  • Company retreats

We all share the same vision – we value authenticity, respect, responsibility, independence, honesty, diversity and inclusion and most importantly treating others how you wish to be treated. We look for like-minded people who bring their personalities to work everyday, strive to achieve their personal goals and who are willing to challenge the way we do things, why? – to make what we do even better!

Our values tell the story of Tyk – here’s how:

  • It’s ok to screw up!

We’ve found that it’s often the ‘stupid’ or unexpected ideas that turn out to be the successful ones – so try it, at least we can say we have!

  • The only stupid idea, is the untested one!

It’s in our DNA – starting a business with founders 12 hours apart, giving our gateway away for free – sure, we did that, and we’d do it again!

  • Trust starts with you – make it count!

Trust is a two-way street – instill it from day one!

  • Assume best intent!

We have each other’s back – we’re all on the same team. Think before you speak or act.

  • Make things, better!

Always try to leave things better than when you found them – change is constant, inevitable and embraced! Be that change we want to see.

What’s it like to work here?! check it out:

Tyk is an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

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