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Solutions Architect (North America, EU, Asia Pacific)

Full-time, Capital Region
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We are Aiven—a managed cloud services startup launched in 2016. We run and manage open source messaging middleware and databases such as Apache Kafka, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Redis in all major clouds including AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. Backed by Europe's leading investors, our services are used daily by hundreds of customers across the globe with more joining every single day. Talouselämä magazine chose Aiven as one of the most promising Finnish startups in 2018!

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We are looking for a Solutions Architect to help our customers in utilizing Aiven managed Open Source services. Aiven is looking for Solution Architects to join its team in USA (Boston or remote), and European Union (Helsinki or remote).

An ideal candidate will be passionate about (open source) technology and genuinely want to help customers in a pre-sales capacity. Aiven is looking for candidates to join the technical sales team with demonstrable experience in the following areas that will be required in their day-to-day job:

(Aiven services: Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, InfluxDB and Grafana)

  • Hands-on consulting experience
  • Understand customers’ technical problem at an architectural level and propose a solution to address the problem using Aiven’s services 
  • Break down solution to customers’ technical problem into smaller more manageable components and be prepared to implement some of the components
  • Act as a technical consultant and subject matter expert to customers
  • Conduct successful proof of concepts
  • Work with Aiven Product team to address feature gaps in Aiven’s service offerings
  • A fairly deep technical understanding of the inner workings of Kafka and at least one of either Cassandra, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, or MySQL.
  • Ability to implement solutions in one or more programming languages such as Java, Python, Go, Ruby
  • Familiarity with Linux operating system, DNS, and IP networking concepts
  • Knowledge of public clouds and cloud terms - (compute, storage - block and object, networking, security groups)
  • Willingness to go the extra mile to help customers
  • Be an ambassador for Aiven
  • up to 25% travel is required

Required qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or similar discipline) or, an equivalent amount of professional experience in software engineering

The following experience is nice to have:

  • Writing technical blogs
  • Giving talks at conferences and meetups

What we offer:

  • A dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing international business
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package that includes stock options at an early stage startup

(NOTE: US applicants should be either US citizens or US Green Card holders)

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit team of just over 20 people, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a great success story.

Perks & Benefits

Flexible work hours and vacation: Morning person or night owl, this job is for you
Free coffee / tea: Get your caffeine fix for free
Located near public transit: Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace
Free soft drinks and treats / fruits: Peckish after lunch? We got your back
Equity package offer: Want to be a partner? Look no further

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