While candidates in the listed locations are encouraged for this role, we are open to remote candidates based in the Netherlands commutable to the Amsterdam offices.
As a Senior Specialist Solutions Architect (SSA, Cloud Infrastructure), you will guide customers in building big data solutions on Databricks that span a large variety of use cases.
These are customer-facing roles, working with and supporting the Solution Architects, requiring hands-on production experience with cloud infrastructure and big data technologies.
SSAs help customers through design and successful implementation of essential workloads while aligning their technical roadmap for expanding the usage of the Databricks Lakehouse Platform.
As a deep go-to-expert reporting to the Specialist Field Engineering Manager, you will continue to strengthen your technical skills through mentorship, learning, and internal training programs to continuously consolidate the skills in your area of specialty.
The impact you will have :
Provide technical leadership to guide strategic customers to successful implementations on big data projects, ranging from architectural and security design to development and deployment best practices including automation
Architect production level workloads, including end-to-end pipeline load performance testing and optimisation
Provide technical expertise in cloud infrastructure and security relating to our Databricks Lakehouse Platform
Assist Solution Architects with more advanced aspects of the technical sale including custom proof of concept content, workload sizing, and custom architectures
Improve community adoption (through tutorials, training, hackathons, conference presentations)
Contribute to the Databricks Community and act as a technical SME.
What we look for :
Pre-sales or post-sales experience working with external clients across a variety of industry markets
Experience designing cloud infrastructure and services, such as AWS, Azure or GCP using best practises in cloud security and networking, including several of the following :
Designing, deploying, and maintaining cloud networks
Infrastructure security (e.g. managing network-level security, private endpoints, firewalls, etc)
Identity & Access Management (e.g. role-based access control, using the principle of least privilege, integration with IdPs, etc)
Hands-on experience with cloud infrastructure automation (e.g. Terraform or cloud-specific resource management tools like ARM, CloudFormation, etc).
Ability to design and extend highly performant, scalable, secure and cost effective cloud-based big data solutions
Familiarity with big data technologies such as Spark / Delta, Hadoop, and MPP.
Deep knowledge in development tools and best practices for engineers including CI / CD, unit and integration testing, plus automation and orchestration
Production programming experience in one or more of the following languages - Python, Scala, SQL or R
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent work experience
This role can be remote, but we prefer that you are located in the job listing area and can travel up to 30% when needed.
Health insurance reimbursement and collective healthcare scheme
Life, accident and disability coverage
Paid parental leave
Annual vacation bonus
Annual personal development fund
Work headphones reimbursement
Business travel accident insurance