Solutions Architect (Federal) Jobs in Baltimore, MD at Databricks

Title: Solutions Architect (Federal)

Company: Databricks

Location: Baltimore, MD

Salary: $80K – $100K*

Category: Enterprise Technology


Solutions Architects at Databricks are in charge of leading the adoption of Apache Spark and Databricks. They engage with the developer community to train them and evangelize Spark, meet with customers to suggest solutions that they can build with the technology, and see customers through implementing and troubleshooting production systems. Every Solutions Architect is expected to become an Apache Spark expert and to be excellent at interacting with Spark and Databricks users.

At Databricks we work on some of the most complex distributed processing systems and our customers challenge us with interesting new big-data processing requirements. As the complexity grows for both us and our customers, we are looking to our Solutions Architects to fully understand the architecture that powers our product and how it can be implemented. Our Solutions Architects not only work with technologies such as Apache Spark, Hadoop and Kafka but they also recommend product features and contribute to open source community. This is a pre-sales and post-sales position where you will work with customers to identify use cases for Databricks, and see them through using the product. Our customers are highly technical, so you must be too.


Provide technical leadership in a pre-sales and post-sales capacity for customers to support successful understanding, evaluation and adoption of Databricks

Consult on architecture and design, bootstrap, and/or implement strategic customer projects

Build references architectures, how-tos, and demo applications for customers

Provide escalated level of support for critical customer operational issues

Architect, implement, and/or validate integrations with 3rd party applications

Evangelize Spark and Databricks across developer community through meetups and conferences

Traveling to Customers

Become an Apache Spark expert


Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Excellent presentation and whiteboarding skills

Comfortable with traveling to multiple customer locations

3-5 years in customer-facing pre-sales, technical architecture or consulting role

Ability to design and architect distributed data systems

Comfortable writing code in either Python, Scala or Java

Experience with Big Data Technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, and Storm

[Desired] Experience working with open source and/or AWS/cloud

BS in Computer Science or a related field such as Information Systems or Mathematics.

CMS experience is a plus too


Medical, dental, vision

401k Retirement Plan

Unlimited Paid Time Off

Catered lunch (everyday), snacks, and drinks

Gym reimbursement

Employee referral bonus program

Awesome coworkers

Maternity and paternity plans

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