Solution Architect - Federal

11 - 15 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/18/18
Raleigh, NC
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/18/18
  • Job Description Summary:

    DataStax powers the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™ and designed for hybrid cloud. We are seeking a talented Solutions Architect tojoin our team.

    Job Description:

    At DataStax we are on the forefront of an incredible market opportunity with life-changing technology. We are looking for individuals who are ready to make an impact and able to thrive in a rapidly growing environment. Huge market, amazing technology and talented people are all great reasons to join DataStax.

    As a DataStax Architect, 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.

    Job Requirements:

    • 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. 

    • Current and active TS / SCI security clearance

    You have at least intermediate-level competency with:

    • RDBMSs and one or more NoSQL databases (in addition to DataStax Enterprise/Apache Cassandra)

    • One or more programming languages and paradigms, e.g. Procedural & Functional paradigms

    • Cloud IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

    • Strong Linux CLI & Linux System Administration skills

    • Application and system performance tuning

    • Network infrastructure & IP networking, server hardware, virtualization, containerization

    • Distributed application & data processing architectures

    • Security considerations for: physical environment, network, server, operating system, database, application, public & private cloud

    • Queuing technologies

    • Web application servers

    • Front-end application development

    • Common enterprise architecture patterns

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