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Data Solutions Architect (Sematext)North America or Europe

Date posted: March 11, 2015

Data Solutions Architect – Sematext
Location: North America or Europe

Sematext’s engineering team is building multiple large scale stream processing products on top of HBase, Kafka, Elasticsearch, Akka, etc. including SPM for Spark monitoring, alerting, and anomaly detection. At the same time, the professional services team at Sematext solves some of the world’s most challenging search problems around performance and scaling, among others, for organizations using Solr and Elasticsearch. While today we provide expert consulting and support exclusively around search, we are looking to expand into other domains.

As a Data Solutions Architect you will play the key role in broadening Sematext services to areas and technologies beyond Solr and Elasticsearch — solving customers’ problems and building solutions with Kafka, Spark, Cassandra, Storm, etc. You will engage with customers at advisory and hands-on levels. You will also engage with the open-source community, grow awareness of our products and services, and help expand the professional services team.


  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and presentation skills
  • Provide technical team leadership around architecture and implementation of large-scale data processing systems
  • Ability to lead customer engagements from business and technical perspective
  • Identify customer pain points, needs, and success criteria at the onset of each engagement
  • Provide expert-level consulting and support services and strive to be a trustworthy advisor to a wide range of customers
  • Identify opportunities to provide customers with additional value through our products or services
  • Communicate high-value use cases and customer feedback to the rest of our organization
  • Participate in and contribute to the open source community


  • Experience working with Kafka, Spark, Storm, or Hadoop
  • BS or higher in Engineering or Computer Science preferred
  • Experience leading and/or building teams a plus
  • Experience working in customer-facing or consulting position a plus
  • Experience working in a (distributed) startup a plus

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