Vertex Ventures US
Vertex Ventures US

Public Sector Account Executive



Sales & Business Development
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

About the Job:

As a Public Sector Account Executive, you will play a pivotal role in nurturing and expanding relationships within the public sector and government space. You should possess exceptional business acumen, a customer-centric approach, and the self-motivation to thrive with minimal supervision. Moreover, you must be adaptable and proficient in wearing multiple hats as you take on this crucial responsibility. We have full confidence in your ability to make the right decisions and drive results autonomously.

LaunchDarkly is a rapidly evolving software company with a strong mission and vision, powered by a diverse and talented team. Our mission is to accelerate software development by empowering teams. Joining our dynamic and fast-growing team, you will make an immediate impact on our product and customer success.


  • Ownership of Public Sector Accounts: You will be the primary point of contact and relationship owner for public sector and government accounts within your territory.
  • Territory and Account Planning: Develop comprehensive territory and account plans, proactively drive outbound pipeline generation independently, and collaborate effectively with Business Development Representatives.
  • Ensure Successful Adoption: Ensure the seamless adoption of LaunchDarkly within these accounts through robust account management. Coordinate closely with pre-and-post sales engineering, customer success, and support teams to guarantee client satisfaction.
  • Elevate LaunchDarkly's Visibility: Increase LaunchDarkly's visibility and communicate our value proposition effectively to Vice Presidents and C-Suite executives within these public sector entities.
  • Collaboration with Solutions Engineers: Work closely with your solutions engineer counterpart to deliver both business and technical value to prospects and customers.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with internal teams, including product support, developer relations, marketing, and revenue operations, to align our offerings with customer business needs effectively.

About You:

  • Entrepreneurial and Self-Motivated: You are driven, proactive and persistent, taking ownership of your role and responsibilities.
  • Passion for Learning and Growth: You are enthusiastic about continuous learning and personal development at LaunchDarkly.
  • Intellectual Curiosity and Ambition: You have a hunger for knowledge and strive for ambitious goals.
  • Excellent Communication: Your written and spoken communication skills are outstanding.
  • Highly Organized & Autonomous: You are capable of efficiently managing your workload and thrive in an environment that encourages autonomy.
  • Adaptability: You excel in a fast-paced and dynamic organizational setting.


  • 7+ Years of Enterprise (closing) Sales Experience: You have a demonstrable track record of consistently meeting or exceeding quota expectations.
  • Expertise in Consultative Sales Cycles: You possess the expertise to navigate consultative sales cycles with executive-level stakeholders within public sector entities.
  • Land & Expand SaaS Sales Strategy: You have experience implementing and succeeding with a Land & Expand SaaS sales strategy, effectively expanding business within large accounts.
  • Emerging Technology Software Experience: Recent experience working for an emerging technology software company is a significant plus.
  • MEDDPIC Sales Methodology: Familiarity with and experience using the MEDDPIC sales methodology is advantageous.
  • Travel: Expected range of 25% to 50% as needed.

About LaunchDarkly:

Modern software delivery was supposed to be the foundation for a thriving digital business but reality has proven otherwise. Slow, inefficient development cycles, costly outages, and fragmented customer experiences are preventing developers from building their best software. The LaunchDarkly platform helps developers innovate on new features faster while protecting them with a safety valve to instantly rewind when things go wrong. Developers can target product experiences to any customer segment and maximize the business impact of every feature. And by gradually rolling out new application components, they escape nightmare "big-bang" technology migrations.

The LaunchDarkly platform was built to guide engineers to the next frontier of DevOps by:

  • Improving the velocity and stability of software releases, without the fear of end customer outages
  • Delivering targeted experiences by easily personalizing features to customer cohorts
  • Maximizing the business impact of every feature through the ability to experiment and optimize
  • Coordinating the release and optimization of software to provide consistent experiences across mobile platforms and device types
  • Improving the effectiveness and productivity of engineering teams, by providing insights into engineering cadence and stability

At LaunchDarkly, we believe in the power of teams. We're building a team that is humble, open, collaborative, respectful and kind. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. LD invites any applicant to review our written Affirmative Action Plan. To do so, contact People Ops at hr@launchdarkly.com.

One of our company values is 'Widen the Circle'. Which means we seek out diversity of perspectives to get better results. We understand everyone has their own unique talents and experiences. We encourage you to apply to this role even if you don’t think you meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above. We can find out together if it's the right match for your skillset.

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