Snowflake started with a clear vision: develop a cloud data platform that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Snowflake developed an innovative new product with a built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. We are now a global, world-class organization with offices in more than a dozen countries and serving many more.
We are looking for a world-class technical Solutions Architect to be part of a team that is responsible for the technical deployments of Snowflake at our customers. The SA will work directly with customers and with customer system integrators to deploy Snowflake. This person must be a self-starter and used to a fast-paced, fun, energetic environment and comfortable with dealing with ambiguity. This person must also have a passion to solve unique world-changing technology problems. The Solutions Architect will be responsible for providing the technical expertise to make Snowflake’s customers successful.
This person will have a broad range of skills and experience ranging from data architecture to ETL, security, performance analysis, analytics, etc. He/she will have the insight to make the connection between a customer’s specific business problems and Snowflake’s solution, the customer-facing skills to communicate that connection and vision to a wide variety of technical and executive audiences, and the technical skills to be able to not only build demos and execute proof-of-concepts but also to provide consultative assistance on architecture and implementation.
The person we’re looking for shares our passion about reinventing the data platform and thrives in the dynamic environment. That means having the flexibility and willingness to jump in and get done what needs to be done to make Snowflake and our customers successful. It means keeping up to date on the ever-evolving technologies for data and analytics in order to be an authoritative resource for Snowflake, System Integrators and customers. And it means working collaboratively with a broad range of people both inside and outside the company.
AS A SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT AT SNOWFLAKE, YOU WILL:
Be a technical expert on all aspects of Snowflake
Deploy Snowflake following best practices, including ensuring knowledge transfer so that customers are properly enabled and are able to extend the capabilities of Snowflake on their own
Work hands-on with customers to demonstrate and communicate implementation best practices on Snowflake technology
Maintain deep understanding of competitive and complementary technologies and vendors and how to position Snowflake in relation to them
Work with System Integrator consultants at a deep technical level to successfully position and deploy Snowflake in customer environments
Provide guidance on how to resolve customer-specific technical challenges
Support other members of the Professional Services team develop their expertise
Collaborate with Product Management, Engineering, and Marketing to continuously improve Snowflake’s products and marketing.
OUR IDEAL SOLUTION ARCHITECT WILL HAVE:
Minimum 10 years of experience working with customers in a pre-sales or post-sales technical role
University degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or related fields, or equivalent experience
Outstanding skills presenting to both technical and executive audiences, whether impromptu on a whiteboard or using presentations and demos
Understanding of complete data analytics stack and workflow, from ETL to data platform design to BI and analytics tools
Strong skills in databases, data warehouses, and data processing
Extensive hands-on expertise with SQL and SQL analytics
Experience and track record of success selling data and/or analytics software to enterprise customers; includes proven skills identifying key stakeholders, winning value propositions, and compelling events
Extensive knowledge of and experience with large-scale database technology (e.g. Netezza, Exadata, Teradata, Greenplum, etc.)
Software development experience with C/C++ or Java
Scripting experience with Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash.
Ability and flexibility to travel to work with customers on-site, up to 75% travel.
BONUS POINTS FOR HAVING:
Experience with non-relational platforms and tools for large-scale data processing (e.g. Hadoop, HBase)
Familiarity and experience with common BI and data exploration tools (e.g. Microstrategy, Business Objects, Tableau)
Experience and understanding of large-scale infrastructure-as-a-service platforms (e.g. Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, etc.)
Experience implementing ETL pipelines using custom and packaged tools
Experience using AWS services such as S3, Kinesis, Elastic MapReduce, Data pipeline
Experience selling enterprise SaaS software
Proven success at enterprise software.
WHY JOIN OUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TEAM AT SNOWFLAKE:
Unique opportunity to work on a truly disruptive software product
Get unique, hands-on experience with bleeding edge data warehouse technology
Develop, lead and execute an industry-changing initiative
Learn from the best! Join a dedicated, experienced team of professionals.
Snowflake is growing fast, and we’re scaling our team to help enable and accelerate our growth. We are looking for people who share our values, challenge ordinary thinking, and push the pace of innovation while building a future for themselves and Snowflake.