Solutions Architect

San Francisco, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Robin Systems seeks an experienced Solutions Architect to:

Work directly with our customers and partners to architect, design, and deploy Big Data services utilizing Robin Containerization Platform, our application-centric data center infrastructure product.
Work as an integral part of the Robin sales team to provide technical consultation, demos, and proofs of concept (PoC) to prospects and customers to support sales goals.
Location: San Francisco Bay Area


End-to-end implementation of the Robin Containerization Platform product in customer projects and PoCs.
Work directly with customers to devise and recommend solutions based on Robin’s capabilities and customer’s requirements.
Analyze complex distributed production deployments, and make recommendations to maximize use of Robin Containerization Platform product.
Document and present complex architectures to customers’ technical teams.
Work closely with Robin’s engineering team to help ensure the success of customer engagements.
Participate in the pre-and post- sales process, helping both the sales and product teams to interpret customers’ requirements.
Keep current with the Big Data ecosystem technologies
Travel: Up to 20 percent

5+ years of professional services (customer facing) experience architecting and implementing large-scale distributed systems.
2+ years designing and deploying Big Data solutions as a solutions architect.
Ability to understand and translate customer requirements into technical requirements.
Familiar with processing data queries in the HDFS environment using tools such as Apache Hive.
Familiar with implementing MapReduce jobs as a solutions architect.
Experience setting up multi-node Hadoop clusters.
Experience implementing software solutions in enterprise scale Linux or Unix environments.
Understanding of network configuration, devices, protocols, speeds and optimizations.
Familiar with scripting tools such as bash shell scripts, Python and/or Perl.
Basic understanding of the Java ecosystem and enterprise offerings, including debugging and profiling tools, logging and monitoring tools, and security offerings.
Experience in writing to network-based APIs, such as REST/JSON or XML/SOAP.
Familiar with server virtualization technologies such as VMware.
Excellent verbal and written communications.
Experience in architecting data center solutions – properly selecting server and storage hardware based on performance, availability, and cost requirements.
Familiarity with Big Data use cases, and commonly used design patterns in Hadoop-based deployments.
Knowledge of data management concepts, such as data warehousing, ETL, and data integration.

About Robin Systems
Robin is an enterprise software company offering industry’s first Application-Defined Data Center software. With a team that includes industry veterans from leading enterprise technology companies such as NetApp, Oracle and Veritas, Robin seeks to disrupt the $20 billion-plus virtualization market with its container-based compute and storage platform software that delivers better performance, higher consolidation and a much simpler application deployment lifecycle than traditional hypervisor-based virtualization. Founded in 2013, the San Jose, California-based company has raised more than $27 million in venture funding from leading investors such as Clear Ventures, DN Capital, SAP’s Hasso Plattner Ventures and USAA.