Principal Solution Architect, Manufacturing Vertical

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The Principal Solutions Architect is responsible for the design of complex end to end solutions, merging our flagship products with the customer's portfolio, for both new and existing Manufacturing clients. You are a technical subject matter expert in all offerings across the professional and managed services catalog. From discovery through implementation, you will work closely with the sales team and the customer success teams, as well as our data scientists and customers to map out technical requirements and architect robust and familiar solutions.

Through your work with our strategic customers, you will identify opportunities for new products and features, and work with our product managers and tech leads to continuously improve Cognite's SaaS offering.
This role is a mix of consulting, architecture, and product development in a welcoming cross-functional team. Above all else, we strive to foster a supportive team environment where everyone is excited to share ideas, ask for help, and learn from each other.

What You'll Do

  • As a Principal Solutions Architect, you will be an expert in how we implement our Cognite SaaS offerings and applications.. Your primary responsibility will be to work with project teams to map requirements for a quality implementation ensuring that:
  • The right data visualization technology is used in the right way (E.g Power BI, Grafana, Plotly Dash)
  • The right data transformation technology is used in the right way (E.g Databricks, Azure, GCP, AWS)
  • The data is efficiently modeled and contextualized in Cognite Data Fusion (E.g graph and relational)
  • Integrations are well thought out and robust
  • Important quality criteria for the solution are met (E.g. CI/CD, logging, security)
  • Operational responsibility and support agreements for the delivered solution are clearly defined
  • Design overall technical solution and ensure technical fit within the customer ecosystem and target architecture
  • Design integration and data model using Cognite data connectors, SQL, Python/Java and Rest APIs
  • Credible advisor to our customers and partners on Cognite Data Fusion

Who You Are

  • 10+ years experience as an application/data/solution/enterprise architect
  • 5+ years of experience from the Manufacturing industry
  • Bachelor's degree is required; Masters degree a plus
  • Consulting experience that allows you to confidently negotiate requirements with customers and colleagues
  • Have experience with enterprise integration, customer relationships or IT integration design
  • Data and analytics project experience and able to confidently lead an implementation
  • Broad technical experience with data and analytics stacks
  • Familiarity with Business Intelligence tools and enterprise analytics stacks (Power BI or similar)
  • Familiarity with SQL and big data tooling (E.g apache spark ecosystem)
  • Experience with a public cloud, preferably Google or Azure, including familiarity with network security concepts, identity providers and application hosting
  • Experience with operations, including support and change control, as well as experience architecting centralized monitoring, logging and reporting
  • Have a DevOps mindset, and experience with Git, CI/CD, deployment environments
  • Technical background, willing and able to dive in and contribute code for advanced topics when needed
  • Have architectural skills dealing with data modeling and infrastructure solutions, such as classical data warehousing and big data architectures

What Makes Us Great

  • An opportunity to make an impact on the industrial future and be part of disruptive and groundbreaking global projects
  • High level of autonomy, ability to influence decisions and humility to learn from mistakes
  • Work alongside a driven, engaging team with in-depth software expertise and industry experience
  • Opportunity to join [email protected] for social, community, and diversity initiatives
  • Focus on agility and speed, openness, togetherness, impact, and obligation to speak up
  • Join a team that truly lives their values and brings their whole selves to Cognite --> watch some of our Cognite Voices | Katrine Tjølsen, Petter Reistad

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive Compensation + 401(k) with employer matching
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages with premiums fully covered for employees and all dependents
  • Unlimited PTO + flexibility to enjoy it
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • Learning & Development Stipends
  • Global Mobility & Exchange Program
  • Company Paid Friday Lunch via DoorDash + Fully Stocked Fridges in the offices

Cognite is a global industrial SaaS company that was established with one clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with contextualized, trustworthy, and accessible data to help drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries around the world. Our core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion™, enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications to deliver both profitability and sustainability. Visit us at www.cognite.com and follow us on Twitter @CogniteData or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cognitedata

Equal Opportunity
Cognite is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment at work and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive the same level of consideration for employment; everyone we hire will receive the same level of consideration for training, compensation, and promotion. 
We ask for gender as part of our application because we want to ensure equal assessment in the recruitment process. Your answer will help us reach this commitment! However, the question about gender is optional and your choice not to answer will not affect the assessment of your application in any way.

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An Insider's view of Cognite

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I am amazed at the level of commitment Cognite has to its employees. I’ve never worked with a company before that placed such a focus on inclusiveness and diversity, not to mention the tremendous effort spent encouraging open communication between employees, managers, and the executive team.

Addy

Designer

What does your typical day look like?

Being a data scientist in industry solutions, my objective is to demonstrate to customers how we can create value using our product, Cognite Data Fusion. Typically, I spend most of my time developing models. This can include machine learning models, physics models, or a hybrid of both.

Anvar

Senior Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for individuals who enjoy both -- 1) strategic (building) and 2) execution (doing). And demonstrate behaviors like -- a growth mindset, extreme ownership, proactiveness, and positivity / enthusiasm. One of the most important ingredients for success at Cognite is the value of "togetherness". We move quickly and efficiently as one global team

Cara

Vice President of People & Organization

What is your vision for the company?

Cognite has ambition to become the leading software company in the world, fundamentally changing the way heavy-asset company work. We will do that by helping the companies to put their data to work and improve their profitability and sustainability.

John Markus

CEO & Co-Founder

What are Cognite Perks + Benefits

Cognite Benefits Overview

- Competitive Compensation + 401(k) with 4% employer matching
- Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages with premiums fully covered for employees and all dependents
- Unlimited PTO + flexibility to enjoy it!
- Paid Parental Leave Program
- Learning & Development Stipends
- Global Mobility & Exchange Program
- Company Paid Friday Lunch via DoorDash + Fully Stocked Fridges in the offices
- Focus on agility and velocity, openness, togetherness, impact, and curiosity
- Join a team that truly lives their values and brings their whole selves to Cognite

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to our amazing benefits and perks, we offer a CogFlex program where you chose when you want to come into the office (Austin & Houston).

We believe that every Cogniter should be able to structure their own work in a way that aligns well with the needs of their team, the clients, and Cognite overall and factors in their own effectiveness. And let’s be honest, we appreciate not needing to commute every day and working at home among furry friends!

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