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Senior Data Engineer – Presales

Chicago, Illinois

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Job ID 1397226 Date posted Jan. 11, 2019

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Are an Engineer with experience selling or implementing MPP or Big Data Solutions.        The Data Engineer role at Pivotal is focused on customer success both before and after the software sale. Strong technical, consultative, and sales skills are required. We are specifically targeting engineers who can effectively support sales of our MPP and Big Data Solutions


Pivotal Data tackles the technical challenges that come with massively parallel distributed systems operating on petabytes of data across thousands of nodes. We delve into areas like query optimization, high-performance in-memory transaction and query processing, parallel and distributed execution of advanced data processing algorithms, resource management, and storage. On this team, you'll be working on hard, worthwhile problems with a collaborative team, accelerating your growth as an engineer.

Your Day

The Pivotal Data Engineer will be responsible for consulting with our clients to provide deep technical and business expertise with regards to the Pivotal products, specifically the Big Data Suite. Additional job responsibilities include the ability to architect solutions, install, connect, and use these products. The individual will interface directly with customers and collaborate with our Data Scientists on engagements. The Data Engineer will also work with Engineering and Product Management as the “tip of the spear” for the development of products and enhancements.

Required Skills / Experiences

  • 5+ Years of sales or implementation experience with MPP Databases
  • 10+ Years of general data processing and management experience
  • Able to learn new technologies
  • Customer Relationship Building
  • Willingness to travel up to 50%

Desired Skills / Experiences

  • Strong analytical skills, real passion for working with data and strong interest in solving data problems
  • Data streaming and pipeline experience
  • Cloud Foundry experience
  • Java/Spring experience


Pivotal is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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