Solutions Architect - DS201801449

  • Remote - New York, NY, us
  • Full-time

Company Description

Spry Squared, Inc. is where Marketing and Information Technology collides! Spry Squared is a multi-dimensional Marketing and IT Consulting firm founded in 1995 by Linda Tousley Spry and co-founder Steve Spry. At Spry Squared, Inc., we are the very definition of quick and nimble. Our managing partners have years of industry experience so that we understand and identify industry standards, innovations and trends that are essential to the success of your business.

Job Description

you are an expert trusted advisor to our customers as they design, build and operate new technologies that leverage the unique strengths of DataStax software.  As a member of the DataStax Professional Services team, it is your mission to make it easy for DataStax customers to use our software to achieve continuous success.


Essential Job Functions:

Help customers correctly use DataStax software.  This involves:

  • Application Architecture: tailor DataStax reference architectures to provide performant, resilient, scalable, secure, distributed architectures which can exceed SLAs and are easily maintained.

  • Data Modeling: design and test data models which are pragmatic, performant, and scalable. 

  • Application Implementation: show the customer how to write robust and scalable data access code that correctly utilizes DataStax drivers.

  • Infrastructure: help the customer select on-premise hardware or cloud instance types based on workload and capacity assessments.

  • Production Operations: help the customer deploy, configure, secure, maintain, monitor, scale, troubleshoot, test and tune DataStax Enterprise clusters.

  • Instructive Consulting: in response to customer questions, provide ad hoc instruction that is shaped by the customer’s specific environment, requirements and constraints.

  • Identifying Needs: bring in the sales team when the customer will benefit from a services or license purchase / expansion.

  • A Team Effort: collaborate with other roles in DataStax Professional Services, Technical Support, Pre-Sales, Sales, etc. to ensure our customer is successful. 


This work will usually be delivered post sale.  Engagements could be performed on-site or remote.


As part of your normal activities, you may:

  • Develop, document, and share tools, techniques or best practices which can be used by customers or others within DataStax.

  • Be a mentor to customers or other technical roles in DataStax.

  • Assist other departments with their goals and participate in their processes in order to advance company-wide initiatives and build internal relationships.

  • Participate in the DataStax customer community and attend meetups or events to build relationships and cultivate an understanding of community needs in less formal settings.



  • You have hands-on experience programming for, and operating, DataStax Enterprise or Apache Cassandra in a production environment. (1+ years)
  • If you also have hands-on experience with other DataStax Enterprise components, that would be a big plus.  (DSE Analytics / Spark, DSE Search / Solr, DSE Graph / Titan)
  • You have 10+ years in hands-on technical roles; ideally blended across architecture, development and operations.
  • You have cultivated one or more technology, domain or vertical specializations which could be valuable to some DataStax customers.

  • You love to travel.  In this role, you will travel up to 50% of the time.

  • You practice active listening.

  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills in English – and like using those skills.

  • You find teaching and mentoring gratifying.

  • You work well with individuals as well as teams.  You naturally lead but are comfortable following too. 

  • Candidate local to the Memphis area can expect 50% travel to be onsite with client

  • Candidates with direct flight access to Memphis will also be considered (i.e. Dallas, Atlanta, Oklahoma City etc.) however travel will be closer to 70%


Additional Information

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