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Sr Solutions Architect Mid West Region. at Paxata
Columbus, OH, US
About Paxata

At Paxata, we turn raw data into trustworthy information at the speed of thought. We provide an Adaptive Information Platform that enables business analysts with an enterprise-grade, self-service data preparation system to support the on-demand and ad-hoc business data needs for analytics, operations and regulatory requirements.

Business analysts work within an intuitive, visual application to access, explore, shape, collaborate and publish data with clicks, not code, with complete governance and security. IT is able to support the scale of data volumes and variety, enterprise and cloud data sources, and business scenarios for immediate and repeatable data service needs.

Built on Apache SparkTM and optimized to run in Apache HadoopTM, Paxata leverages automated artificial intelligence, elastic cloud architecture and distributed computing to deliver an immersive business consumer experience that automates the data-to-insight pipeline. The platform can be deployed both on-premises and in public, private or hybrid cloud environments.
Paxata is headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices in New York, Ohio, Washington DC, and Singapore. Visit or engage with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or YouTube.

Founded in May 2012, Paxata is headquartered in beautiful downtown Redwood City, CA (by the Caltrain station)., @paxata_news.
What you would be doing

Participate in both the pre and post salesprocesses, assisting sales and services to analyze and architect how Paxata fitsinto a complex Hadoop® ecosystem
Engage with IT and Business executives of current customers for in-depth discussions about:
1) Paxata's compatibility with any new or existing platforms
2) How Paxata works with their enterprise Big Data strategies (including“classic” relational, warehouse, and NoSQL)
Work with prospective or current IT customers in Paxata installation planning and administration, including:
1) Project Management to drive customer success use-cases and renewals.
2) Installation / upgrade procedures, proper hardware sizing /cluster configuration, and
3) Performance tuning and troubleshooting.
Build and deliver architecture presentations and / or whiteboard sessions to end-users and prospects
Work closely with engineering and product management to document and build architecture planning and installation best practices, including technical collateral and guides
Serve as interface with Cloudera(corporate partner) on overlapping installations

Ability to understand “Big Data” use cases , and develop business outcome driven use-cases and what it means for both compute and storage resources in order to recommend the appropriate server and storage required in a Hadoop deployment
Hands-on with “Big Data” technologies with the Hadoop stack (e.g. Spark,MapReduce, Hive, Streaming) and practical experience that allows you distinguish between the implementation reality and the hype
Strong experience implementing application software in an enterprise Linux environment
Good understanding of RDBMS,JDBC/ODBC, Integration Technologies, ETL and System Architecture
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems or related field; or equivalent experience
Minimum 5 years of client-facing experience in technical consulting or data analytics professional services
Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills
Bonus (“Nice-to-Haves”)

Background in vertical industries such as financial services, government, CPG, and/or high-tech manufacturing
Experience with DQ and MDM
Familiarity with analytics applications, such as Tableau, QlikView, Spotfire, GoodData, and/orMicroStrategy
Experience working with Apache Spark

Full Medical/Dental/Vision
Competitive salary + equity
Flexible PTO- we want the best people but not the best people 24/7. Do great work and enjoy your life enough to come back and do great work.
Regular town halls and catered lunches.
Full stocked kitchen with all the snacks, soda and Philz coffee your heart desires.
Comfortable and fun work environment with ping pong, nerf gun battles and bean bag chairs to kick back in
Why join the Paxata team?

Paxata is the world leader in data preparation. Our product is used by companies like PwC, Del Monte, New Relic and more!
We're backed by global corporate investors including: Accel Partners, Intel Capital, Microsoft Ventures, Cisco Investments, Deutsche Telekom, AirTree Ventures and more!
We've been voted among the best companies to work for in the Bay Area four years in a row (SF Business Times)
There are a lot of cool people here. We embrace innovation, open-source, teamwork and pizza :)