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Solution Architect

Build tools for the best
software teams in the world.

About The Role

Buildkite’s mission is to unblock every developer on the planet. And our CI/CD platform is used by the best engineering teams in the world, including Airbnb, Shopify, PagerDuty, and Lyft.

As a Solution Architect at Buildkite, you will work to drive business development and sales growth by providing technical expertise around Development Operations specifically in the context of Development Operations (DevOps)


A typical day might look like:

  • Lead as a domain expert in Dev Ops to the sales team and technical lead on strategic client relationships 

  • Lead pre-sales engineering activities including technical discovery, technical value proposition, architectural guidance, sales campaign support and ongoing client relationships

  • Ability to provide expert guidance on DevOps and CI/CD concepts with strong skill sets in infrastructure architecture, cloud, and development technologies and processes

  • Establish and maintain a deep understanding of Buildkite and the competitive landscape

  • Help foster an environment for ongoing strategic customer success

  • Work closely with key client executive decision makers on product evaluations and proof of concepts to ensure the solutions/products meets client objectives

  • Actively assist other Sales teams in pre-sales engineering responsibilities

  • Be comfortable public speaking in webinars, demos and conferences



What we’re after:

  • 3-6 years Technical Pre-Sales / Sales Engineering experience or equivalent experience - practitioners are welcome as well

  • B.S. degree in an engineering or similar program from an accredited college / university preferred or equivalent experience

  • Proficiency in understanding concepts and technologies in DevOps, CI/CD, IT operations, cloud, and scheduling platforms

  • Experience with implementing software products or solutions to large and dynamic enterprise companies

  • Travel required

TimezonePacific Timezone (US)
HoursFull-time
Role TypePermanent

You'll work closely with:

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Mike MorganSolutions Architect
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Christine FosterVP of Sales
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Hunter PecoraroBusiness Development Representative
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Josh DavisAccount Executive
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Mark HammAccount Executive

About Us

We build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, Culture Amp, and Canva.

Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that is people-centered, supportive and just a little bit weird 💚

To Apply

We have some details at this link which you can fill in. You don’t need to complete every section, just send through any link or document you’re proud of that helps us understand your skillset. This doesn’t have to be a resume, but it can be. There’s also a section to write some words about you and why this role interests you if you like.

If you have any questions or if you’d like to find out more about working at Buildkite, please email careers@buildkite.com

Why Apply?

Small team, global impact

We believe small companies are beautiful, and that small teams can achieve big things. This makes everyone on the team an important part of Buildkite.

Flexible work hours

We don’t keep set office hours, so you can shift your hours around life’s commitments and non-work activities. Take time out of work for exercise, family or whatever life throws at you.

Support and growth

In a small but growing company, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, and ship work that helps customers.

Work from anywhere

We’re a globally distributed company, and all our work happens remotely. Work from your home office, a co-working space, or your local cat café.

Benefits

Learning & development

Invest in your personal and professional development with a yearly budget to spend on travel, conferences, workshops, courses, and books.

Health cover

We’ll make sure that you and your family have access to comprehensive health and hospital cover, no matter which country you live in.

Parental leave

Take time out to set up a new family, with 6 months of paid leave if you’re the primary carer, and 3 months if you’re secondary. You can use it flexibly, change between primary and secondary, and take the same leave for a still birth. We also keep paying super/401k for 6 months if you take unpaid leave.

Home office & coworking

Set yourself up with a great work environment, either at home or in a co-working space, with a budget for a desk and chair, and a new computer and phone every 24 months. We’ll also cover the cost of plants, art, or anything else you need to set yourself up with a beautiful and productive work environment.

Wellness & paid time off

Take care of your health and wellbeing away from the screen, with 6 weeks of paid leave per year, the ability to take time out of work for fitness, and a yearly budget to spend on things like yoga, climbing, personal training, or a day at the zoo.

Working at Buildkite has given me the freedom to grow and flourish in all aspects of my life, personally and professionally. I’m proud to be a part of such a passionate and supportive team.
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Get in touch

If you’ve got any questions or issues with the application process, please let us know.

Email careers@buildkite.com