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Sr. Solutions Engineer - Startups



Costa Rica
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

At Databricks, our customers challenge us with solving some of the world's toughest data problems. Our customers rely on our Solutions Architect team to understand the technologies that power our platform, the broader cloud and technology ecosystems, and how they can all be brought together to solve these problems.

Solutions Architects at Databricks lead the adoption of the Databricks Unified Analytics Platform. As a member of our team, you will sharpen your skills on open-source projects such as Apache Spark™, MLflow, and Delta Lake to advocate the Lakehouse paradigm on public cloud providers. You will gain expertise in cloud platforms, data engineering, data analytics, data science, and machine learning. In this customer-facing role, you will identify use cases for Databricks, develop architectures and solutions using our platform, and guide customers through implementations to deliver strategic business value. You will build relationships with our customers and establish yourself as a trusted advisor.

Databricks' culture thrives on collaboration and teamwork, and you will contribute your knowledge to our teams by participating in our subject matter expert groups. In this role, you will report to the Solutions Architect Leader supporting the specific business segment.

If you are a technologist interested in Data and AI, and enjoy prototyping solutions for customers, this role is for you.

The impact you will have:

  • Provide technical leadership for customers to evaluate and adopt Data and AI solutions from Databricks
  • Consult on big data architecture, implement proof of concepts for strategic customer projects, data science and machine learning projects, and validate integrations with cloud services and other 3rd party applications
  • Build and present reference architectures, technical guides, and demo applications for customers
  • Provide escalated support for critical customer operational issues
  • Become an expert in, and evangelize Databricks driven open-source projects (Apache Spark™, Delta Lake, MLflow, Koalas) across developer communities through meetups, conferences, and webinars
  • Use your strengths to help your fellow SA's, and drive cross-functional relationships across the company
  • Comfortable with traveling to multiple customer locations.

What we look for:

Solution Architects are customer-facing. You'll need to be comfortable communicating ideas to various audiences through presentations, whiteboarding, architecture discussions, and platform demonstrations.

  • 3+ years in a customer-facing pre-sales, technical architecture, or consulting role
  • Experience designing and architecting distributed data systems
  • Comfortable programming in and debugging at least one of Python, Scala, Java, SQL, or R
  • Have built solutions with public cloud providers, such as AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Experience in at least one of the following:
    • Data Engineering technologies (e.g., Spark, Hadoop, Kafka)
    • Data Warehousing (e.g., SQL, OLTP/OLAP/DSS)
    • Data Science and Machine Learning technologies (e.g., pandas, scikit-learn, HPO)
  • [Preferred] Degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, etc.)
  • Nice to have: Databricks Certification
  • Fluent-proficiency both written and verbal in English is required


  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Private Life Insurance
  • Equity Awards
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Annual Career Development Fund
  • Home Office/Work Headphone Reimbursement
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance

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.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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