Solutions Architect

  • Full-time

Company Description

When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology! Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom.

Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide. 

Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve. 

Job Description

Renaissance is currently looking for a Solutions Architect to join our team. As an educator by heart and an engineer and businessperson by occupation, you will identify customers’ technical needs and education objectives, develop a technical sales strategy and present solutions that accelerate student growth. You will work closely with sales account executives to win net new customers and expand our loyal customer base.  

The Solutions Architect role requires travel 50%+ of the time, including some weekends. If hired, you must live within one hour of a regional airport. 
  
In this role as a Solutions Architect, you will:   

  • Deliver sales support including documented discovery, solution validation, standard and customized demonstrations, proof of concept/value documents and actions to advance and close sales opportunities 
  • Learn how to position all Renaissance solutions in a variety of sales settings 
  • Provide technical support to the sales team and prospects throughout the sales cycle 
  • Provide support to the proposals team on requests for proposals and requests for information 
  • Create and deliver customized product demonstrations for prospective customers 
  • Conceptualize and propose an integration model with other customer vendors such as student information systems (SIS) or curriculum providers. 
  • Explore and define customer requirements for sophisticated data analysis and reporting 
  • Document customer requirements for access to data and propose solutions to provide the required data 
  • Understand customer requirements for analytics and propose or build solutions to meet those analysis needs 
  • Work closely with post-sales teams to ensure seamless transition and successful customer implementations 
  • Develop and/or maintain current knowledge of: 
  • Competitor features and comparisons 
  • Product content, design, technical background, operation, and use cases 
  • Go-To-Market strategies and initiatives 

Qualifications

For this role as a Solutions Architect, you should have: 

  • 7+ years’ experience working as a district administrator or data systems analyst in a school district 
  • 5+ years’ experience working in education industry as a Sales Engineer, data analyst, or similar customer facing role preferred 
  • Experience with data BI front end tools such as PowerBI, Excel, Tableau, Knime 
  • Previous background in a technical customer-oriented position is required 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft .NET and/or prior programming knowledge in HTML, ASP, ASP.NET (C#, VB.NET), R, Javascript with SQL on back end. 
  • Knowledge of education data interoperability standards 
  • Knowledge of AWS architecture is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of SSO and data integration solutions and implementation 
  • A desire to help customers and affinity for working with people 
  • Self-motivated and able to work strategically and independently. 
  • Ability to travel 50%+ of the time required; including some weekend travel 

Bonus Points:

  • A degree in Computer Science and/or Information Systems or related field preferred, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities   

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 

Salary Range: $99,500 to 129,050  This range is based on national market data and may vary by experience and location. 

Benefits for eligible employees include:

  • World Class Health Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telehealth
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave (20 total weeks with 14 weeks paid) & Milk Stork program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Well-being and Employee Assistance Programs

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, underrepresented individuals, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need for the future!

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

 

For information about Renaissance, visit: https://www.renaissance.com/

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