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Sr. Spark Technical Solutions Engineer

Amsterdam, Netherlands


As a Senior Spark Technical Solutions Engineer, you will provide technical and consulting related solutions for the challenging Spark/ML/AI/Delta/Streaming/Lakehouse reported issues by our customers and resolve any challenges involving the Databricks unified analytics platform with your comprehensive technical and client-facing skills. You will assist our customers in their Databricks journey and provide them with the guidance and expertise that they need to accomplish value and achieve their strategic goals using our products. You will join the EMEA Technical Solutions team based in Amsterdam, Netherlands reporting to the Manager of Spark Technical Solutions.

The impact you will have:

  • Provide best practices guidance for custom-built solutions developed by Databricks customers.
  • Troubleshoot, resolve and suggest deep code-level analysis of Spark to address customer issues related to Spark core internals, Spark SQL, Structured Streaming, Delta, Lakehouse and other Databricks runtime features.
  • Assist the customers in setting up reproducible Spark problems with solutions in the areas of Spark SQL, Delta, Memory Management, Performance tuning, Streaming, Data Science and Data Integration areas in Spark.
  • Work with Account Executives, Solutions Architects and Professional Services for coordinating customer issues and best practices guidelines.
  • Coordinate with Engineering and Backline Support teams to help report Product defects.
  • Help create company documentation and knowledge articles.
  • Participate in weekend (infrequent) and weekday (normal business hrs) on-call rotation.

What we look for:

  • 5 years of hands-on experience developing any two or more of the Big Data, Hadoop, Spark,Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Streaming, Kafka, Data Science, ElasticSearch related industry use cases at Production scale.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience developing, testing, and sustaining Python or Scala-based applications.
  • Spark experience is mandatory.
  • Experience in the performance tuning/troubleshooting of Hive and Spark-based applications at production scale.
  • Real-time experience in JVM and Memory Management techniques such as Garbage collections, Heap/Thread Dump Analysis.
  • Experience with any SQL-based databases.
  • Experience with AWS or Azure or GCP.


  • Medical insurance reimbursement or collective healthcare scheme
  • Accident and income protection insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Enhanced Parental Leaves
  • Equity awards
  • 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

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