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Jan 6th, 2022

Customer Success Manager - Federal/East

Full Time

Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development to operations, to production.

About the Position
We are seeking a proven, high-performing, and technically oriented Senior Customer Success Manager who is passionate about helping customers maximize the value of their Contrast subscription. In this critical role, you will be responsible for quickly delivering results via effective customer on-boarding, accelerating product adoption and license usage, minimizing customer churn, and influencing expansion by driving maximum value and maintaining high customer satisfaction.


  • Driving Customer Value
  • Educate customers on the relevant use cases for Contrast and associated value proposition
  • Understand customer’s business issues, desired business outcomes and recommend solutions based on Contrast’s best practices
  • Ensure customers are adopting Contrast and receiving the anticipated results and value
  • Work with Product Management to define and plan new features/capabilities that accelerate adoption and value realization
  • Engage with customers via strategic and operational reviews to communicate Contrast value as well as to evaluate future needs and strategic direction
  • Driving Contrast Value
  • Increase renewal rates and reduce churn
  • Expand our revenue in accounts through cross-sell and up-sell
  • Influence future lifetime value through higher product adoption, customer satisfaction, and value delivered
  • Drive new business growth through greater advocacy and reference-ability
  • Manage Customer Success Activities for Your Customers
  • Customer intimacy: cultivate relationships with executives and key stakeholders to ensure a successful long-term business partnership. Become an expert on your customers’ deployment of Contrast. 
  • Onboard: deliver and communicate Contrast value to the initial app teams
  • Adoption: help customers evangelize and roll out Contrast throughout their organization 
  • Advise: share best practices; recommend solutions to changing Customer requirements and emergent problems 
  • Contrast Business Reviews: communicate Contrast results and value; align on new objectives and plan going forward
  • Escalation Management: liaise with engineering, product management and sales to quickly remedy accounts in red status 
  • Advocacy: develop and maintain Contrast advocates for references, case studies, etc.
  • Project Management: Manage projects to a successful outcome and ensure appropriate communications with all relevant stakeholders takes place
  • Prioritization: juggling multiple accounts and activities simultaneously with attention to detail
  • Develop Expertise, Collaborate and Improve Shared Knowledge:
  • Become an expert on Contrast Products. Leverage product knowledge and people skills to become customers’ trusted advisor.
  • Synthesize learnings and contribute to Contrast best practices
  • Collaborate with the sales team to ensure expansion opportunities are identified and closed


  • Five or more years of experience in post-sales customer delivery/engagement roles (customer success, consulting or technical account management)
  • Familiarity with application security, software development or DevOps is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain relationships with people on all levels of an organization (internally and externally)
  • Ability to manage influence through persuasion, negotiation, and consensus-building
  • Strong empathy for customers AND passion for revenue and growth
  • Deep understanding of value drivers in recurring revenue business model
  • Analytical and process-oriented mindset. Demonstrates a desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or better; preference for computer science or related degrees
  • Proven experience in managing technical project implementations
  • Experience working with large and complex enterprise accounts
  • Ability to quickly grasp and distinctly explain technological and business concepts
  • Ability to travel up to 33% of the time (home office must be driving distance from a major airport)

  • We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re excited about this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible paid time off

We are changing the world of software security. Do it with us.  
We believe in what we do and are passionate about helping our customers secure their business.
If you’re looking for a challenge and want to enjoy where you work, you’ll love Contrast Security.

Contrast Security is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Contrast Security is an equal opportunity employer and our team is comprised of individuals from many diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and locations.

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* We could support remote work in most states except Colorado.

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