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Applying for Account Executive

Location: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa / Germany / Munich

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 7,700 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 115 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,000 employees located across more than 100 countries. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit

Darktrace is currently expanding rapidly due to unprecedented growth and accelerating revenue.

We are seeking ambitious and driven fluent German speaking candidates who are looking to build a career in sales. You'll join our fast growing and friendly team of Account Executives covering the DACH market

As a DACH Account Executive you'll play a key role in driving sales, from prospecting for new business to managing existing accounts. You'll work with in-house technical experts to present and demonstrate the cutting-edge threat defence solutions to CISOs and information security experts.

You’ll be working in a high growth sector and will be well rewarded for your efforts with uncapped commission. You will be provided with extensive training as well as ongoing support from your mentor and team leader.

We are looking for applications from candidates who are fluent German speaking and looking to build a career in sales. No experience is necessary, although candidates with some previous sales experience would be encouraged to apply.

You'll also be:

  • A confident and polished communicator who is able to build strong and lasting working relationships,
  • Educated to degree level, achieving a 'Gut' / B grade or equivalent from university,
  • Seeking a target-driven sales environment, managing your own accounts,
  • Motivated by success and seeking a meritocratic environment with strong promotion prospects

Darktrace are running a fully remote interview process. Following this you'll work on a hybrid model with 2 days a week in the Munich office.

Base salary for the Account Executive role is from €40,000 - 55,000 with uncapped commission and very strong OTE. Our top 25% of sales people earn over €250,000 in commission.