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Solutions Architect

Company: Snowflake
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

There is only one Data Cloud. Snowflake's founders started from scratch and designed a data platform built for the cloud that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. But it didn't stop there. They engineered Snowflake to power the Data Cloud, where thousands of organizations unlock the value of their data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. This is our vision: a world with endless insights to tackle the challenges and opportunities of today and reveal the possibilities of tomorrow. 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 THE FOLLOWING:
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

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.

How do you want to make your impact?

Keywords: Snowflake, Phoenix , Solutions Architect, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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