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Manager, Specialist Solution Architect, Platform Administration & Security



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023


While candidates in the listed location(s) are encouraged for this role, candidates in other locations will be considered.

The Manager, Specialist Solutions Architect will lead a team of Specialist Solution Architects, specializing in Platform Administration and Security, across different industry verticals in the Americas. Your team will provide deep technical expertise in these areas to admin and security personas within our customers, by working alongside with Solutions Architect (SA) teams and Delivery Solutions Architect (DSA) team.

Through your experience partnering with the pre-sales team and other functions in the GTM team, your team will help accelerate Databricks adoption. You will guide and enhance your team's effectiveness; and be an expert at communicating complex, outcome-based results that drive consumption and help our customers achieve their desired outcomes.

What we look for:

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing enterprise-scale data lakes and data applications, with a focus on integration and governance of cloud platforms, infrastructure, networking, identity, and security.
  • Experience in senior pre-sales or post-sales roles, that have assisted in the development or building of a successful team in Big Data, Cloud, or SaaS professionals
  • Player/Coach capability, comfortable both leading or contributing to work on projects, with production-level quality
  • Have experience scaling and mentoring field or technical teams from scratch at hyper-growth speed
  • Knowledgeable in and passionate about data-driven decisions, AI, and Cloud software models
  • Great at instituting processes for technical field members to promote efficiency
  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM subject, or MSc desirable
  • Technical background either in Data Engineering / Database technologies, Data Science, or cloud platforms

The impact you will have:

  • Hiring and building the Specialist Solutions Architect team, scaling the designated field engineering segment organization without sacrificing quality
  • Build a collaborative culture within a hyper-growth team to embody and ensure Databricks' company values
  • Drive DBU consumption and product adoption among our prospects and customers
  • Collaborate closely and partner with cross-functional teams and programs, including each of the industry verticals, Product Development, Operations, and other Field Engineering teams, to prioritize our investments, leading the team to exceed customer success and revenue targets
  • Display a deep understanding of business needs, revenue potential, escalation management, and project-portfolio management


  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family Planning
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pay Range Transparency

Databricks is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range(s) for this role is listed below and represents base salary range for non-commissionable roles or on-target earnings for commissionable roles. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, depth of experience, relevant certifications and training, and specific work location. Based on the factors above, Databricks utilizes the full width of the range. The total compensation package for this position may also include eligibility for annual performance bonus, equity, and the benefits listed above. For more information regarding which range your location is in visit our page here.

Zone 3 Pay Range
$196,300$347,300 USD

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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