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Forward Deployed Engineer at Striim
Palo Alto, CA, US

At Striim, we believe in making data valuable the instant that it is born. We are a comprehensive streaming ETL company enabling digital transformations and cloud first architectures.

Striim helps Fortune 500 companies solve mission critical problems such as

  • Helping airline passengers catch their connections using real time flight data
  • Replicating petabyte scale databases from on-premise data centers to the cloud with sub-second latency
  • Building data pipelines that detect network security threats from disparate log files


The role:

Striim is hiring a hands-on Forward Deployed Software Engineer who is passionate about enabling customers to create value from their data. You will work closely with every team at Striim, from marketing and sales to engineering in order to research, scope, design, and implement cloud integration solutions.

In collaboration with the partner technology team, you will leverage partnerships to drive revenue growth across a broad set of customers. You will be the primary technical contact through the entire pre sales cycle - ensuring our customers have the best possible first touch with Striim.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to continuously learn and update your skills in new and evolving technologies, working alongside industry experts. If this sounds like you, we would love to have you onboard to work with our award winning product.



In a forward deployed role, manage and provide software and systems integration support during the sales process by designing and implementing applications on the Striim Platform.

Gather an understanding of the customer’s IT architecture and system, understand the technical requirements of the project and execute the validation of Striim through proof of concepts.

Document the end-to-end technical process, contributing to an internal knowledge base for other teams to replicate cloud migrations.

Develop knowledge and capacity to test and integrate the Striim Platform with a variety of Enterprise Data Platforms, Systems and Architecture including: SQL, RDBMS, Data Warehouses, Kafka, cloud computing services, Linux/Unix, Data Security/Masking.

Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of enterprise IT architecture and systems, cloud computing services, Big Data platforms, Business Intelligence software, ETL Platforms, Kafka, Traditional SQL and NoSQL RDBMS, Data Replication solutions.

Participate in requirement analysis/product capability assessments with prospects.


Skills we like:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in related discipline. Information Systems, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience as a Software Engineer/Application Developer working with big data (i.e. data engineering) with either data warehouse or data pipeline proficiency
    • Languages: SQL and Java
  • 2+ years’ experience with providing Systems or Software Support to End-Users
  • Deep understanding of OLTP and OLAP systems, such as Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Postgres, Google BigQuery, Snowflake and others
  • Experience with Cloud technologies: AWS, Azure, GCP, and Snowflake
  • Experience working with cloud security - key management, how to configure a proxy, implement a VPN tunnel, etc.
  • Knowledge of Big Data Platforms such as Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, Hortonworks or MapR
  • Experience working with Message Systems such as Kafka and JMS
  • Exceptional presentation and communications capabilities. Confidence presenting to a highly skilled and experienced audience, including enterprise architects and C-level executives
  • Able to articulate complicated technical concepts to customers with a wide range technical backgrounds
  • Ability to quickly solve technical and business-related challenges
  • Team-oriented and possess strong collaboration skills
  • Passionate commitment to quality and success
  • Ability to travel occasionally to meet with potential customers