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Senior Sales Engineer, Commercial Building Automation

Req ID:  8124
Remote Opportunities:  Remote



Distech Controls’ success and reputation are fueled by our world-class team of employees. We look for qualified individuals who are striving to succeed and that wish to actively contribute to our continued growth. Distech Controls values its team members and offers them a modern, motivating work environment, and competitive salaries and benefits.

Distech Controls is a Canadian-based company located in Brossard, on the South Shore of Montreal (QC), with a European headquarter in Brignais (Lyon), France. We are proud to be part of the Acuity Brands’ family since 2015. Our mission is to connect people with intelligent building solutions for better health, better space, and better efficiencies through our forward-thinking technologies and services.

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces, light, and more things to come. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (ABL) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make a valuable difference in people’s lives.  
We are positioned at the intersection of sustainability and technology. Our businesses develop technology that helps save our customers energy and reduce their carbon emissions. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management solutions, and location-aware applications. 

Job Summary

We are looking for a problem solver with an application engineering and or programming background in BAS controls to help support our network of System Integrators and End-User customers with adoption of the best technology our industry has to offer. 

Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

As a Sales Support Engineer you will be the product subject matter expert and dynamic thinker for our Sales Team engaging in various types of support activities including but not limited to:

  • New Product Introductions
  • Tech focused sessions/webinars/lunch n learns
  • Supporting new customer onboardings
  • Attending Industry trade shows
  • Product feature demonstrations
  • Providing supplemental product training
  • Supporting projects that are adopting new technology for the first time                  

This position is Remote (work from home) and does require company-paid travel (up to 50%). You will work directly with your System Integrators, End User Customers, and Regional Sales Managers to create and manage your own schedule of commitments.  

Skills and Minimum Experience Required

The ideal candidate for this role would have the following skills: 

  • Exceptional knowledge and understanding of the Tridium Niagara Framework.  EC-Net (The Distech Brand of Tridium Niagara) is a cornerstone of a Distech Controls solution.  You should be confident in your ability to take a station from scratch with no templates to a complete automation system.  
  • A solid fundamental understanding of HVAC systems.
  • Ability to think logically and write programs for HVAC control.  
  • Have a knack for explaining often though as complicated topics in layman’s terms. 
  • Fundamental understanding of protocols such as BACnet, Modbus, Lonworks 
  • Fundamental understanding of MSTP and IP networking 

What will help you stand out: 

  • Experience with IoT integrations and API’s 
  • Ability to write code in computer programming languages such as Python, Java, C++ 
  • Your personal hobbies include tinkering, building, or creating 
  • Advanced understanding of IP networking
  • Experience with Linux and or Docker/Containers

You will be joining a sales team with an incredible family-like culture.  Your peers will have some of the brightest minds in our industry.  I hope the thought of learning about controllers with embedded graphics and docker container support, then sharing that knowledge with our customers sounds like fun.  

I look forward to meeting you.  
Mark Foor, Sales Support Team Manager 

Travel Requirements

  • 41-60%

Distech Controls Inc. is owned by Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc., which is located in the United States. These companies share a global recruitment system on which the data you provide will be stored, and which will be subject to the laws of the United States of America.


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 

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