Solution Engineer (Pre-Sales) Bilingual



Sales & Business Development
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024
About Cognite
Embark on a transformative journey with Cognite, a global SaaS forerunner in leveraging data to unravel complex business challenges through our cutting-edge Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) platform. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms. In the realm of industrial digitalization, we stand at the forefront, reshaping the future of Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. As an integral part of the esteemed Aker family, Cognite brings forth a legacy of innovation and excellence. Excitingly, we are set to extend our footprint to the vibrant landscapes of India, which opens the door for you to be part of the expansion from the beginning. Join us in this venture where data meets ingenuity, and together, we forge the path to a smarter, more connected industrial future.
As a Solution Engineer, you will help customers solve their highest-priority data problems by applying your pre-sales technical skills and passion to lead businesses to the new world of Industrial DataOps.
This position is a hybrid role out of our Houston or Austin office. It isn't a fully remote role.

What You'll Do

  • Lead your clients through evaluating and adopting Cognite Data Fusion and Cognite’s Industry Applications
  • Be the technical product expert for customers and stay up-to-date on the competitive landscape
  • Support your customers by authoring reference architectures, how-to documents, and demo applications
  • Engage with the technical community (customer and internal) by leading workshops, seminars, and meet-ups
  • With the incorporation of Value Selling techniques, qualify prospects; develop success criteria for demonstrations, proof-of-concepts, and pilots; system builds, and sales cycle win plans; lead demonstrations and demonstration development; and contribute to delivering proof-of-concepts and pilots.
  • In conjunction with Business Development Directors, you will contribute to account strategy and form deep client relationships throughout your assigned territory to achieve technical and business value
  • Assist sales in responding to RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs
  • Share best practices within the Cognite technical community and drive cross-functional collaboration across the company
  • Provide timely and insightful input back to other corporate functions, particularly product management and marketing
  • Travel around 50%

Who You Are

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English s an required
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a customer-facing pre-sales or consulting role for a SaaS company, with a deep understanding of the data analytics ecosystem
  • Understanding of complete data analytics stack and workflow, from ETL to data platform design to BI and analytics tools
  • Experience working hands on in the data lake, data warehouse, data management, business intelligence and/or data science segments
  • 2+ years of Asset Heavy industry experience in a customer or working with customers where you’ve gained deep value chain expertise in one or more of the following operational areas:
  • Oil & Gas Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream,
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Power (generation, transmission, distribution) or Renewables
  • Outstanding presentation skills to both technical and executive audiences, whether impromptu on a whiteboard or using presentations and demos
  • Detail oriented, strong relationship-building skills and a focus on being viewed as the customer’s trusted solution advisor
  • Experience with Value Selling or other solution selling methodologies
  • Self-starter & superb time management & prioritization skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and work on multiple projects individually as well as being part of different teams
  • Comfortable programming and debugging at least one of Python, Scala, Java, or Javascript
  • AWS, Azure, and/or GCP certifications a plus
  • Start-up experience (Series A, B, or C)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Data Science, or equivalent experience through demonstrable work experience

Why choose Cognite? 🏆 🚀

A snapshot of our many perks and benefits as a Cogniter

  • Competitive Compensation including base plus bonus
  • 401(k) with 4% employer matching
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages with premiums fully covered for employees and all dependents
  • Unlimited PTO + flexibility to enjoy it
  • 18 Company Holidays including the week between Christmas & New Years
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Company Paid Friday Lunch via DoorDash + Fully Stocked Fridges in the offices
  • Join a team of 70 different nationalities 🌐 with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in focus 🤝.
  • A highly modern and fun working environment with sublime culture across the organization, follow us on Instagram @cognitedata 📷 to know more
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best people on some of the most ambitious projects found anywhere, across industries
  • Join our HUB 🗣️ to be part of the conversation directly with Cogniters and our partners.
  • Paid mobile phone and WiFI
  • A pet lover? Get the chance to meet Spot 🐶!
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:
Equal Opportunity
Cognite is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment at work and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive the same level of consideration for employment; everyone we hire will receive the same level of consideration for training, compensation, and promotion.
We ask for gender as part of our application because we want to ensure equal assessment in the recruitment process. Your answer will help us reach this commitment! However, the question about gender is optional and your choice not to answer will not affect the assessment of your application in any way.