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Senior Professional Services Consultant



Sales & Business Development
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Due to its remote and hybrid culture, Alation conducts all of its interviewing and onboarding virtually.
Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.
At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data. So they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team, and role. In the words of one customer, “Alation makes me look like a rockstar.”
We help companies like Pfizer and Salesforce empower their people with the best data every day. As a platform for innovation, Alation helps customers create game-changing solutions (like a program for early-stage disease detection with Pfizer) and connect people to great data in less time (like Salesforce, whose analysts can now find data 35% faster). And we’re just getting started.
With more than $340M in funding - valued at over $1.7 billion and 450+ customers with household names - Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list for the fourth time, and our exceptional Glassdoor rating reflects a culture that makes coming to work each day a joy. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?
Join us!
Alation’s Professional Services team implements Alation at key customers, delivering immediate value, and broad adoption with an unparalleled customer experience. We’re looking for someone excited to work with Alation’s industry-leading technology to truly drive data culture at forward-thinking enterprises. The right candidate loves engaging with customers, building trusted relationships, and ensuring a high-quality, timely implementation.
A Consultant is an experienced member of the Alation Professional Services team who possesses deep data management expertise and an outstanding record of program delivery success. As the leading authority on Alation’s technology, they are primarily responsible for advising key client sponsors, and planning and leading multi-phase implementation programs to drive usage, adoption, and value.


  • Lead Alation software implementations of enterprise customers
  • Participate in account knowledge transfer sessions with Alation pre-sales.
  • Lead pre-engagement meetings with customers
  • Populate the loading of metadata from databases, file systems, and BI tools
  • Define and populate data classifications, domains, taxonomies, glossaries, article content, and lineage
  • Deliver value-based customer training and enablement
  • Create functional requirements and technical specifications
  • Provide advice to Technical Consultants who are creating custom integrations for the ingestion of metadata
  • Provide project status reports and briefings
  • Provide input on new features to Product Management
  • Identify opportunities for account expansion
  • Document lessons learned, tips/tricks, and contribute knowledge-based articles
  • Participate in customer community forums


  • Energized and excited about being in a high-growth, startup environment
  • Passionate about continuously innovating and improving
  • Comfortable working in a non-traditional office environment using virtual teaming and working remotely
  • Passionate about ensuring customers get maximum value out of their investment
  • Willing to travel 30%


  • Minimum 5+ years of consulting experience in a lead role
  • Experience delivering services as part of a software company
  • Data management experience with data governance, data quality, master data management, and/or reference data
  • Experience with databases and excellent SQL skills
  • Experience with Alation or other metadata tools
  • Experience with Business Intelligence tools, including Tableau, PowerBI, Looker, and Microstrategy
  • Experience using Python and RestAPIs preferred
More About Alation
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on
the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Why Alation?
- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
- Competitive pay and health offerings
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!
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