Principal Solution Architect, Manufacturing Vertical

Cognite Remote
solution manufacturing data technical team design solution saas data fusion fusion integration enterprise analytics
November 21, 2022
CA, San Francisco

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 TjølsenPetter 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 and follow us on Twitter @CogniteData or LinkedIn:

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