Solutions Architect – NY / NJ

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Company Description
At Vera, we're building the trusted standard for securing and sharing information. Vera is changing the way businesses around the world protect enterprise data. Our platform provides dynamic data protection for any kind of information, on any device, and gives you the power to revoke access at any time. We've built a smart, creative, and focused team, solving tough challenges in a diverse, fun, and flexible work environment. Together, we can change how security services are built, deployed, and delivered to enterprises.

Backed by Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, Amplify Partners, Capital One Growth Ventures, and some of Silicon Valley’s most notable cyber-security angel investors, we're changing the way security works for the enterprise.

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Job Description
The Solution Architect (SA) will be responsible for providing excellent solution design and deployment services to our customers as well as providing high level technical guidance. The SA is an experienced, enthusiastic, and hands-on solution architect who can rapidly learn Vera’s value proposition and apply it to customers of all sizes. The SA is responsible for consulting on multiple concurrent customer deployment projects to ensure long-term customer success. The SA is also responsible for developing solution architects under his / her mentorship, collaborating with internal teams including Sales, Engineering, and Product Management to ensure successful and timely deployments. The SA will also participate actively in continuous improvement of delivery processes and methods.

Design and architect Vera’s solution at customer's environment while applying best practices in design methodology
Communicate to customers and partners, aspects of both the Vera’s service and deployment at the technical and/or functional level
Be proactive in providing outstanding design, deployment, and configuration services resulting in outstanding customer satisfaction
Be prompt and provide high quality service and leadership to align with customer goals and requests
Oversee product deployment activities led by technical consultants
Create best practice documentation such as deployment guides, validation tools, sizing FAQ docs, and architecture diagrams
Research interoperability with 3rd party apps and other complex integrations
Work with Sales team in pre-sale activities, review, and lead scoping efforts for deployment planning
Engage with Product Management to provide early feedback on product features and capabilities to ensure alignment with customer expectations
Work with Engineering & Release Management to ensure enterprise readiness of all our products
Become a product expert by training on every new product release
Review technical product documentation
8+ years of experience in implementing any of the following: cloud applications, security solutions, and IT infrastructure deployments
Direct, hands-on technical experience in a customer-facing role a must
Consultative experience with both customers and partners as a subject matter expert
Ability to communicate effectively and articulate technology concepts in a clear, understandable manner
Strong working knowledge of security and networking concepts like SSL, DNS, Firewalls
Experience with Linux OS (and some shell scripting) required
Experience working with distributed NoSQL databases
Experience implementing single sign-on SSO integration services such as Okta, Ping Federate, OneLogin, Microsoft Azure AD
Experience working with LDAP and Active Directory Services
Experience working with Microsoft SharePoint Cloud and on-premise deployments
Experience working with Enterprise Cloud storage solutions such as Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive
Management of AWS infrastructure and Cloud Formation Templates is a significant plus
Experience in working on collaborative teams and following project engagement workflows and methodologies
Exhibits confidence and an extensive knowledge of emerging industry practices when solving business problems
Demonstrates excellent issue identification, resolution, and management
Effectively manages client expectations with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision
Excellent team player
A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline required
Security certifications (CISSP etc.) a plus
Startup experience is a plus
Travel expectations: 25-35%

Additional Information
What you will get:

A great team-oriented environment
The freedom to be creative and make a difference
Competitive Compensation package
Excellent medical benefits