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Sr. Specialist Solutions Architect - Public Sector



Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Only candidates within the listed location will be considered for this role as onsite customer access is required.

As a Senior Specialist Solution Architect on the Federal team you will be primarily supporting our most sensitive customers operating at the highest security level, ensuring mission clirtcal outcomes. You will guide customers in the administration and security of their Databricks deployments for a variety of our customers. You will be in a customer-facing role, working with and supporting multiple active deployments, that requires hands-on production experience with public cloud - AWS, Azure, and GCP. You will be expected to go on-site multiple days a week to work with customers. You will help customers through the design and successful implementation of essential workloads while aligning their technical roadmap for expanding the usage of the Databricks Platform. As a deep go-to-expert reporting to the Field Engineering SSA Manager, you will continue to strengthen your technical skills through mentorship, learning, and internal training programs and establish yourself in an area of specialty - whether that be cloud deployments, security, networking, or more.

The impact you will have:

  • Provide technical leadership to guide strategic customers to the successful administration of Databricks, ranging from design to deployment
  • Architect production-level deployments, including meeting necessary security and networking requirements
  • Become a technical expert in an area such as cloud platforms, automation, security, networking, or identity management
  • Assist Solution Architects with more advanced aspects of the technical sale including custom proof of concept content and custom architectures
  • Provide tutorials and training to improve community adoption (including hackathons and conference presentations)
  • Contribute to the Databricks Community

What we look for:

  • 5+ years experience in a technical role with expertise in at least one of the following:
    • Cloud Platforms & Architecture: Cloud Native Architecture in CSPs such as AWS, Azure, and GCP, Serverless Architecture.
    • Security: Platform security, Network security, Data Security, Gen AI & Model Security, Encryption, Vulnerability Management, Compliance.
    • Networking: Architecture design, implementation, and performance
    • Identify management: Provisioning, SCIM, OAuth, SAML, Federation
    • Platform Administration: High availability and disaster recovery, cluster management, observability, logging, monitoring, audit, cost management
    • Infrastructure Automation and InfraOps with IaC tools like Terraform
  • Maintain and extend Databricks environment to evolve with complex needs.
  • Deep Specialty Expertise in at least one of the following areas:
    • Security - understanding how to security data platforms and manage identities
    • Complex deployments
    • Public Cloud experience - experience designing data platforms on cloud infrastructure and services, such as AWS, Azure, or GCP using best practices in cloud security and networking.
  • Active Top Secret Clearance with Full Scope Polygraph is required for this role.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent experience through work experience.
  • Hands-on experience with Python, Java, or Scala and proficiency in SQL, and Terraform experience is desirable.
  • 2 years of professional experience with Big Data technologies (Ex: Spark, Hadoop, Kafka) and architectures
  • 2 years of customer-facing experience in a pre-sales or post-sales role
  • Can meet expectations for technical training and role-specific outcomes within 6 months of hire
  • This role can be remote, but we prefer that you be located in the job listing area and can travel up to 30% when needed.


  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family Planning
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Work headphones reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Business travel accident insurance

Pay Range Transparency

Databricks is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range(s) for this role is listed below and represents base salary range for non-commissionable roles or on-target earnings for commissionable roles. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, depth of experience, relevant certifications and training, and specific work location. Based on the factors above, Databricks utilizes the full width of the range. The total compensation package for this position may also include eligibility for annual performance bonus, equity, and the benefits listed above. For more information regarding which range your location is in visit our page here.

Local Pay Range
$169,000$299,000 USD

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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