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Sr. Specialist Solutions Engineer- Data Warehouse

Berlin, Germany

As a Sr Specialist Solutions Engineer (Sr SSE) - Data Warehouse, you will guide customers in building big data solutions on Databricks that span a large variety of use cases. You will be in a customer-facing role, working with and supporting Solution Architects, that requires hands-on production experience with Apache Spark™ and expertise in other data technologies. You will help customers through design and successful implementation of essential workloads while aligning their technical roadmap for expanding the usage of the Databricks Intelligence Platform. As a deep go-to-expert reporting to the Specialist Field Engineering Manager, you will continue to strengthen your technical skills through mentorship, learning, and internal training programs and establish yourself in an area of specialty - whether that be streaming, performance tuning, industry expertise, or more. #LI-Onsite

The impact you will have:

  • Provide technical leadership to guide strategic customers to successful cloud transformations on large-scale data warehousing workloads - ranging from evaluation to architecture design to production deployment
  • Prove the value of the Databricks Intelligence Platform for customer workloads by architecting production workloads, including end-to-end pipeline load performance testing and optimization
  • Become a technical expert in an area such as data warehousing evaluations or helping set up successful workload migrations
  • Assist Solution Architects with more advanced aspects of the technical sale including custom proof of concept content, estimating workload sizing and performance, and tuning workloads for production
  • Provide tutorials and training to improve community adoption (including hackathons and conference presentations)
  • Contribute to the Databricks Community

What we look for:

  • Pre-sales or post-sales experience working with external clients across a variety of industry markets
  • Design performant, scalable, secure and cost effective cloud-based data solutions, and articulate architectures and design choices to customer's senior stakeholders.
  • Experience with design and implementation of a broad range of data technologies such as Hadoop, Apache Spark™, NoSQL, OLTP, OLAP, and ETL/ELT.
  • Hands-on experience working with MPP data warehouse appliances (Oracle Exadata, Teradata, IBM Netezza) or cloud data warehouses (Amazon Redshift, Azure Synapse, Snowflake)
  • Advise customers in Data Warehousing architecture, including anticipating blockers and address them before they become an issue
  • Familiarity with common data modeling methodologies such as dimensional modeling, Data Vault, Inmon
  • Experience in SQL language or any SQL dialect (PL/SQL, Transact-SQL or others)
  • Experience with BI tools such Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, or others
  • Knowledge of development tools and best practices for data engineers including CI/CD, unit and integration testing, plus automation and orchestration
  • Production programming experience in one of the following languages - Python, Scala, or R
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • This role can be remote and can travel up to 30% when needed.


  • Private medical insurance
  • Life, accident & disability insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Vision Reimbursement
  • Equity awards
  • Enhanced Parental Leaves
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Annual career development fund
  • Home office & work headphones reimbursement
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Mental wellness resources
  • Employee referral bonus

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on TwitterLinkedIn 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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