Spry Squared, Inc. Solutions Architect - DS201801447 in Remote - New York, New York

you are an expert trusted advisor to our customers as they design, build and operate new technologies that leverage the unique strengths of DataStax software. As a member of the DataStax Professional Services team, it is your mission to make it easy for DataStax customers to use our software to achieve continuous success.

Essential Job Functions:

Help customers correctly use DataStax software. This involves:

  • Application Architecture: tailor DataStax reference architectures to provide performant, resilient, scalable, secure, distributed architectures which can exceed SLAs and are easily maintained.

  • Data Modeling: design and test data models which are pragmatic, performant, and scalable.

  • Application Implementation: show the customer how to write robust and scalable data access code that correctly utilizes DataStax drivers.

  • Infrastructure: help the customer select on-premise hardware or cloud instance types based on workload and capacity assessments.

  • Production Operations: help the customer deploy, configure, secure, maintain, monitor, scale, troubleshoot, test and tune DataStax Enterprise clusters.

  • Instructive Consulting: in response to customer questions, provide ad hoc instruction that is shaped by the customer’s specific environment, requirements and constraints.

  • Identifying Needs: bring in the sales team when the customer will benefit from a services or license purchase / expansion.

  • A Team Effort: collaborate with other roles in DataStax Professional Services, Technical Support, Pre-Sales, Sales, etc. to ensure our customer is successful.

This work will usually be delivered post sale. Engagements could be performed on-site or remote.

As part of your normal activities, you may:

  • Develop, document, and share tools, techniques or best practices which can be used by customers or others within DataStax.

  • Be a mentor to customers or other technical roles in DataStax.

  • Assist other departments with their goals and participate in their processes in order to advance company-wide initiatives and build internal relationships.

  • Participate in the DataStax customer community and attend meetups or events to build relationships and cultivate an understanding of community needs in less formal settings.

  • You have hands-on experience programming for, and operating, DataStax Enterprise or Apache Cassandra in a production environment. (1+ years)

  • If you also have hands-on experience with other DataStax Enterprise components, that would be a big plus. (DSE Analytics / Spark, DSE Search / Solr, DSE Graph / Titan)

  • You have 10+ years in hands-on technical roles; ideally blended across architecture, development and operations.

  • You have cultivated one or more technology, domain or vertical specializations which could be valuable to some DataStax customers.

  • You love to travel. In this role, you will travel up to 50% of the time.

  • You practice active listening.

  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills in English – and like using those skills.

  • You find teaching and mentoring gratifying.

  • You work well with individuals as well as teams. You naturally lead but are comfortable following too.

  • Candidate local to the Memphis area can expect 50% travel to be onsite with client

  • Candidates with direct flight access to Memphis will also be considered (i.e. Dallas, Atlanta, Oklahoma City etc.) however travel will be closer to 70%

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.