Temporal

Solutions Architect

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What Temporal is looking for in applicants
We are expanding our team and you can be anywhere in the United States to join us.At Temporal, we are on a mission to remove the complexity in developing reliable software for the cloud. If you want to solve hard distributed system problems, have a passion for open source software and building a strong developer community, then come join us in our mission. Temporal offers an entirely new way to build scalable and reliable applications. Temporal enables developers to focus on writing important business logic, and not on managing state or worrying about the underlying infrastructure. The Temporal platform is already being trusted by top-tier companies as a core technology in their mission critical systems. Our active open source community of developers, who are also our users, provide us with real-time feedback and contributions. We're backed by top VC firms and have a team of professionals from start-ups and larger companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Uber, Apple, Cisco and more.Solutions Architect (Pre-Sales)In This Role:The Solutions Architect is Temporal's primary customer-facing technical leader.  At Temporal, the Solutions Architect is responsible for:*Help prospects understand if their application is right for Temporal*Help customers & prospects understand the technical benefits and drawbacks of the Temporal platform and cloud service*Position Temporal successfully against alternative technologies or technical patterns*Create the conditions in customer engineering organizations that allows them to expand the number of production applications using Temporal*Partner with Account Executives to develop and manage an overall account planKey qualifications:*Able to develop logic for web applications in a compiled language*Able to administer, configure and tune a complex platform for security, usability, reliability, performance, etc.*Can offer helpful advice and good arguments to customers on architectural topics like application patterns and platform architectures*Comfortable working with at least 2 of the major cloud providers and using the various services commonly employed for application development & production*Effective technical advisor to Account Executives - can help identify good/poor fit use cases and anticipate where customer technical choices will work for or against TemporalPersonal characteristics:*Likes to learn new technical topics, often directly from engineering*Can come up to speed without any sales-specific training (i.e. from docs, videos & conversations)*Partners well with engineers working at customer organizations  *Serves as a good technical coach: likes to find ways to make others look smart

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