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Department: Customer Success

Location: JP-Tokyo

Denodo is a leader in data management. The award-winning Denodo Platform is the leading data integration, management, and delivery platform using a logical approach to enable self-service BI, data science, hybrid/multi-cloud data integration, and enterprise data services. Realizing more than 400% ROI and millions of dollars in benefits, Denodo’s large enterprise and mid-market customers across 30+ industries have received payback in less than 6 months. For more information, visit


We are a fast-growing, international organization with teams across four continents and we work with a cutting edge technology, but that's not all we have to offer. At Denodo, we are like a family and it is of the utmost importance to us that we help support your professional growth every step of the way.

Job Description

The Customer Success Manager will act as the main interface point with customers and partners to ensure customer’s success using data virtualization in an enterprise environment. Responsible for supporting a group of customers from the business and technical side. This involves maintaining and developing customer relationships; managing customer success; discussing and advising about technical solutions involving Denodo products and services; delivering contract commitments within cost targets; and helping to identify potential additional business opportunities within accounts. You will require a combination of data management technical expertise plus customer and partner relationship management skills to conduct on-site and off-site engagements. You will work directly with engineers, managers and business users in order to provide guidance towards solutions.

Job Responsibilities & Duties

Your mission is to help our clients, partners and prospects to realize their full potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Denodo's data virtualization capability in many solutions like integrating data in a virtual manner for operational and/or informational purposes: integration of multiple data sources for a Customer Service Multichannel IT Infrastructure; implementation of Logical Data Warehouses and Virtual Datamarts to enable modern Business Intelligence solutions; integration layers for Hadoop-based Data Lakes; support for Agile Operational Reporting on a diverse Big Data infrastructure.

You will oversee the successful delivery of all services under your management from kickoff to closeout, including determining agenda details and monitoring the progress to ensure it conforms to customer expectations and contractual agreements.

You will need to maintain strong relationships with architects, technical teams, and leadership across customers and partners’ organizations.

Customer engagement:

  • Develop relationships with key business and technical stakeholders and act as a trusted advisor to major Denodo customers.
  • Manage client expectations, establish credibility at all levels within the client and build problem-solving partnerships with the client, partners and colleagues.
  • Present software solutions to customers, from IT managers and technicians to C-level executives.
  • Prepare technical proposals and manage the delivery of technical orders.
  • Being available for participating in escalations.

Product and technical knowledge:

  • Obtain and maintain strong knowledge of the Denodo Platform, be able to deliver a technical pitch, including an overview of our key and advanced features and benefits, services offerings, differentiation, and competitive positioning
  • Understand the revenue drivers.
  • Constantly learn new things and maintain an overview of modern technologies.
  • Provide complete customer-based feedback to the internal team regarding client’s business cases.

Organizational skills:

  • Know when and where to escalate within the organization, and make effective use of those resources.
  • Manage consultants and engineers, support in escalation situations, performance, and general team coordination within your region.
  • Coordinate team members and partners to ensure the right resources are working on the right tasks at the right timewith clear expectations of milestones and goals.
  • Promote knowledge and best practices while managing deliverables and client expectations.
  • Contribute to hire, on-board, train, and develop new team members.
  • Verify all billing data to ensure existence, completeness and accuracy of revenues.
  • Ensure the existence of supporting documents such as contracts, purchase orders, work orders, sign-offs etc. for the billing / revenue recognition.

Desired Skills & Experience

We'll need you to have a good foundation for establishing the technical and non-technical enablement needs for customer and partner teams and driving them to success. Our ideal candidate has from 8 to 15 years of experience in the IT sector, with at least 4 of them in customer-facing positions. We are growing fast and we believe that people need to be together to collaborate and accelerate that growth, so this position does not allow telecommuting. The candidate has to be willing to work at the office.

Required skills

  • Technical background.
  • Experience in data landscape (relational databases, big data, no-sql...).
  • Bachelor's or master's degree, or equivalent technical training or experience within a technical consulting practice.
  • 6+ years experience in similar customer-facing positions.
  • Direct, hands-on experience in people management through managing a team, including a successful track record in talent development within the team.
  • Excellent cross-functional communication and people management skills.
  • Proven ability to understand the technical impact of services from supportability, scalability, and repeatability aspects, as well as the business impact to both Denodo and customers in delivering those services.

We value: 

  • Familiarity with enterprise architecture and application development and infrastructure.
  • Understanding of Data Integration flavors.
  • Knowledge of project management processes.
  • Experience in customer-facing positions as a professional services consultant or engineer.
  • Security clearance.
  • Foreign language skills are mandatory. (TOEIC over 700).
  • Fluent in Japanese and knowing Japanese business custom.

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