Job Description Summary: DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, is seeking a talented Solutions Architect to join our DataStax team.Job Description: We are looking for people with a passion for helping to make customers and partners successful as a Solution Architect. Essential Job Functions:Provide empirical based guidance that leads to the successful development, configuration and delivery of large-scale, distributed solutions built on the DataStax Enterprise platform, Apache Cassandra, SOLR, and SparkProvide technical thought leadership for customer engagements, internal initiatives, and product developmentDelivering public and private training for customers and partnersProviding feedback to the Product Management teamParticipating in the Cassandra community by attendance in community events and the delivery of DataStax content as requiredAbility to thrive in large, complex client engagements, working across teams, organizing and leading implementations in these types of environmentsAbility to craft solutions in hosted in on-premise, cloud or hybrid environments.Job Requirements:3+ years customer facing experience7+ years in an application development or consulting roleProven track record within a software vendor or turn-key hardware and software vendorStrong communication and presentation skillAbility to present complex solutions concisely 1:1 and to a large audience7+ years experience in both traditional RDBMS and NoSQL databases including Data ModelingDirect exposure to Cassandra, Hadoop and Solr preferable but not required7+ years of experience administering, configuring, or delivering solutions on Linux, Java and/or PythonExperience with Java Virtual Machine (JVM) tuning and troubleshootingStrong software development skills with the ability to communicate well to the developer communityComfortable talking up and down the IT chain of command including the IT Director and CIO levelGood knowledge of datacenter architecture particularly multi-datacenter and global deploymentsOrganized and analytical, able to thrive under pressure whilst leveraging strong time management skillsCreative and adaptive approach with an ability to remove obstacles and accelerate the sales cycleSoftware Development and Engineering work experience requiredAbility to travel up to 60% of the time is required.
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