Solution Engineer

An SE (Solution Engineer) is a person who works alongside a salesperson to discover a customer’s business challenges and creates a unique solution prototype to present back to their decision makers, illustrating value and benefits via an engaging story

$70,000 - $100,000+

Education Varies

High Demand

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Angela Davis

Senior Solution Engineer – Salesforce

I was born in England of Jamaican parents and emigrated to Canada as a child. I stayed in the same job for a long time because I didn’t know I was able or I would be hired for other jobs.

After changing roles and having a number of unfortunate experiences (where I felt like others were limiting me or had no faith in me) I choose to face failure and I applied for my dream job at Salesforce (spoiler alert, that’s where I work now).

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The recent BLM and pandemic has brought out my fearless side. Still exploring it but I changed roles 3 times in 2021, eventually ending up at my dream job.

So many of us are more able then we know and I would love the opportunity to empower others.

What is your educational background?
York University – BA Honors
Ryerson – Teaching courses

What are your daily resposibilities?
– Conduct demos and discovery calls to explore client requirements
– working with other teams to build out demos to exceed client expectations

What advice would you give to the 15 – 18 year old version of yourself?
Do things out of your comfort zone – make consistency and persistence your superpowers, you’ll win if you can work consistently at a task (others will drop off in time).
Don’t listen to the voices that tell you that you can’t achieve any goal you set for yourself. Try and if you don’t succeed you know that you can’t, but never let anyone tell you that you can’t

Core Responsibilities


Consult with clients to develop and document software requirements


Conduct demos and explain benefits of the software to potential customers


 Plan, design, write, modify, integrate and test web related code

Typical Workplace

  • Self employed, computer software firms, advertising firms 
  • Spend a lot of time working on the computer
  • Most work within a team of designers/programmers

Attributes & Abilities 

Creativity Skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Organized & detail-oriented
Hands on
Collaborative Skills
Computer skills
Grade 11

English (ENG3C/U)
Mathematics (MCR3U/MBF3C)
Computer Technology (Recommended)
Media Arts (Recommended)
Design Technology (Recommended)
Cooperative Education (Recommended)

Grade 12

English (ENG4U)
Mathematics (MHF4U/MAP4C) (MDM4U/MCV4U recommended)

*Additional 4U/M Courses For University Candidates*

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