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Sr. Solutions Engineer



California, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

While candidates in the listed locations are encouraged for this role, we are open to remote candidates in other locations in the US. . #LI-REMOTE

We are looking for experienced pre-sales professionals who have a successful track record helping large enterprises become more data-driven. Working with the Account Executive (AE), the Sr. Solutions Engineer defines and directs the technical strategy for our largest and important accounts, leading to more widespread use of our products and wider and deeper adoption of ML & AI. You will lean upon your solid background in value selling, technical account management and technical leadership to maximize success in these accounts. While you work with a team that includes hands-on resources who will build proofs of concept and demonstrate Databricks' products, you need to be technical and must understand the relevance and application of ML & AI within a range of use cases important to the target accounts in the Communications, Media, and Entertainment space.

The impact you will have:

  • You will work with 1-2 clients as the main technical voice for Databricks
  • You will lead your customers on a transformational journey, helping them to evaluate and adopt Databricks as part of their strategy
  • You will implement the technical strategy in the account, in close understanding of the strategy
  • Build a movement of technical champions within the account
  • Align technical strategies around Databricks solutions
  • You will provide structured mentorship for other team members

What we look for:

  • Experience working very large (> $1m ARR), from the Communications, Media, and Entertainment related space
  • Technical in big data, data science and cloud
  • An ability in data-driven business transformation, and driving change with data
  • Experience with design and implementation experience in big data technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL, MPP, OLTP, and OLAP or full lifecycle data science solutions
  • Maintain and extend production data systems to evolve with complex customer needs
  • Production programming experience in Python, R, Scala or Java
  • Nice to have: Databricks Certification


  • 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
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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.

Zone 1 Pay Range
$118,300$209,300 USD
Zone 2 Pay Range
$118,300$209,300 USD
Zone 3 Pay Range
$118,300$209,300 USD
Zone 4 Pay Range
$118,300$209,300 USD

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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