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Solutions Engineer - MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Solutions Engineer - Minnesota

Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

MapR Technologies, Inc., is a visionary Silicon Valley enterprise software company that pioneered one platform for all data in every cloud. This approach is the industry's first modern data system. At the core is the MapR Converged Data Platform that enables simultaneous analytics and applications as data happens with speed, scale and reliability. Forward leaning companies such as SAP, Cisco, United Healthcare and many more are able to create new, intelligent and modern apps to outperform the competition. Limitless possibilities happen with MapR Data Technologies. Learn more:

MapR Technologies is an equal opportunity employer.

The Solutions Engineer is responsible for the following prospect and customer-related activities:

Act as the primary technical "go-to" resource for the sales cycle associated with a given territory
Facilitate validation of the MapR Converged Data Platform and of legacy customer applications and data with the platform via product demonstration, RFP response, Proofs of Concept, performance benchmarking, application integration and other related technical activities;
Advice and consultation with prospects and customers regarding selection of appropriate workloads to evaluate on a Hadoop distribution;
Best practice definition and articulation regarding enterprise production usage of the MapR Converged Data Platform;
Benchmark recommendation, definition and execution for commonly-encountered prospect and customer workloads;
Demonstration and utilization of the MapR Control System ("MCS") to provision and manage prospect and customer workloads;
Solution documentation, orientation and ongoing consultation for the territory as customers initialize and expand their deployment of MapR's solution;
Facilitate completion of Lessons Learned exercises as each prospect engagement is completed

The Solutions Engineer is a member of the MapR Technologies sales team and participates in the sales cycle by working with prospects and customers to clearly articulate our value proposition and successfully validate proposed workloads on MapR's Converged Data Platform. Along with significant (5+ years) experience in a technical pre-sales or customer-facing solution architect role, an understanding of the Enterprise sales cycle and its corresponding technical requirements are required to be effective in this position.

Experience selling and deploying Linux-based solutions to Enterprise customers is a prerequisite. Experience with DBMS, data warehousing, business intelligence (BI), and distributed systems based on Linux platforms is desirable. Travel within the assigned territory will be required, as well as quarterly visits to MapR Technologies Networks' headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Superior communication and relationship-development skills are a must.


Meet or exceed revenue targets for a given territory.

5+ years of Sales Engineering or customer-facing Solutions Architect experience, with a proven ability to establish technical leadership with a demanding prospect and customer base, is required
Hands-on experience deploying Linux-based solutions is required
Experience designing and deploying enterprise-scale database, data warehousing or business intelligence solutions is highly desirable
Knowledge of storage and I/O performance optimization fundamentals is desirable
Rudimentary knowledge of the Java programming language is a plus
Intellectual curiosity and an ability to learn quickly is a must
BA/BS in a technical discipline is desirable but not necessary
Presenting to Line-of-Business and Technical audiences

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