I know I'm late to the game on this one, but for posterity's sake I'd like to add my $0.02.
First, I do agree with what most people here are saying. Yes, you have to suck it up and do things you don't love. This is work, not happy fun time.
That being said, I've seen that there is often a strong need for smart people who understand problems and can whip up smart POC apps in sales - more specifically "pre-sales" (or "sales engineering"). To get even more specific, this is very true when you are talking about larger enterprise apps or bespoke software where a large solutions/consulting contract is part of the sale.
This job still requires some config and other drudgery, but a large part of it is cobbling together a bunch of off-the-shelf solutions with some glue, hard work, and a little bit of fairy dust to show the prospect that you can meet their needs.
Of course if there is too much fairy dust you'll get in trouble down the line ;)