Create the Future with Us

At SparkCognition, we believe artificial intelligence is the future–and we’re committed to building that future, one day at a time. We solve previously unsolvable problems and create new technologies to pursue industry-changing goals. Where others see limits, we see opportunities.

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WHY WORK HERE

Leave your mark

At SparkCognition, you’ll have the chance to work in a rapidly growing company, at the cutting edge of a field that’s reshaping society as we know it.

Do the impossible

Our team is self-motivated, pursuing innovation at a fast and furious pace. We love nothing more than the thrill of making it through a tough problem and seeing the final outstanding result.

Be part of a community

We pride ourselves on the diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and personalities we have at SparkCognition, and believe those differences are the key to our inventiveness.

Together, we’re changing industries

At SparkCognition, we embrace new technologies. We develop and explore new capabilities and integrate them into our industry-leading platforms and products. Members of our team encourage each other to pursue new ideas and see them through, no matter how challenging. We strive, as individuals and as a team, to make a positive, lasting impact on the field of artificial intelligence.

OUR POSITIONS
Customer Success

Director of Data Science

SparkCognition is looking for a dynamic and motivated leader to manage a team of Data Scientists that are developing products using Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies. The ideal candidate is a strong leader who loves to build complex products with a team consisting of high-performing and talented individuals. As a leader, you will be responsible for other Data Scientists in both research and technical aspects of their projects. If you are passionate about driving teams to exceptional performance, growth and challenge, this is the job for you. To be successful in this role, you must be self-motivated, driven and able to help the team in whatever way necessary including hands-on development.

Responsibilities 

  • Motivate and lead team members with graduate and post-graduate degrees doing applied research solving leading-edge business problems
  • Mentor and lead other members of the department in data science best practices
  • Keep senior management informed of progress and any obstacles impeding the successful implementation of projects and other departmental activities thru status reports, presentations, etc. 
  • Handle routine daily activities such as logistics, coordination, coaching, mentoring, recruiting, planning, delivery, quality, customer/vendor relationships, performance metrics, operations, efficiency and other services 
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment


Required Skills and Qualifications 

  • Graduate degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, Economics, or a related scientific discipline
  • Strong understanding of machine learning, cognitive computing, natural language processing, statistics, and modeling techniques 
  • 5+ years in positions applying machine learning, natural language processing, data science, and analytics.
  • 3+ years managing projects as a technical project leader
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to summarize technically complex information for a non-technical audience
  • Strong 'can do' attitude, thrives in a dynamic, fast paced environment with many simultaneous projects 
  • Experience working with Big data, Cloud, AI or Machine Learning technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work with all stakeholders to improve data and business processes and to negotiate priorities 

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with distributed computing, such as Hadoop, Spark, or an MPP environment
  • Experience with developing application on full stack of HTTP, JSON, REST, Angular JS, Java/C#, Python, SQL and no-SQL databases
  • Expertise in R, Python or similar Machine Learning languages/packages
  • Experience with NLP, Big Data Analytics, and Graphing techniques

US Citizenship is required

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com


 

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Engineering

The SparkCognition Team is looking for a User Experience Designer who will identify user and customer needs and turn them into products and experiences that empower our customers businesses. As the User Experience Designer, the candidate will be responsible for the execution of usability analysis, design, and development of system user interactions as well as development and maintenance of the user interface architecture and design patterns. The ideal candidate has experience designing online multiplayer games heavily focused on map visualizations. 

 

Responsibilities: 

Conduct user studies with customers to develop product requirements 

Translate research insights into adequate user experience prototypes and craft interaction models, screen designs and detailed user interactions 

Ideate, create, and iteratively improve user interfaces for UTM related applications 

Develop and maintain user interface design patterns, graphics, and style guides for user interfaces 

Develop and maintain wireframes and/or use case artifacts that communicate the desired product workflow 

Work independently or with other UX specialists and project teams to identify and define visual designs and usability requirements for the user experience 

 

Desired Skills & Experience: 

The candidate should have a minimum of 5+ years relevant design experience (User Experience designer or Human Factors Engineer) 

Experience designing online multiplayer games is preferred 

Highly motivated to build innovative products 

Ability to conduct user study sessions with customers 

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite Visual Design software (Illustrator, XD, Photoshop or equivalent design software) 

Team player and self-starter who can organize activities and collaborate with other designers and subject matter experts 

Strong understanding of the design process, design methods and design principles 

BS in Human Computer Interaction, Visual Design, Human Factors Engineering, Psychology, or related disciplines 

Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills 

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We are seeking an experienced, motivated, and independent designer and thinker who is committed to effectively communicating the message of each piece, and is able to ask the right questions in order to do that. This role involves working with our growing design team to promote our brand and products effectively across a variety of print and digital projects

 

Responsibilities:

Designing print marketing pieces such as ads, product sheets, white papers, booklets, posters, signs, trade show materials, magazines, softcover books

Designing graphics for online, interactive content and web

Creating social media graphics and html newsletters

Illustrations such as icons, diagrams and graphic elements

Maintaining brand standards across all design work

Support on-site teams by communicating with them to provide the assets they need efficiently

Prioritize importance of projects in our fast-paced environment

Gathering additional necessary information from stakeholders outside the design department

 

Required Qualifications:

5-10 years experience as a graphic designer or art director

Strong portfolio that shows a variety of projects

Clear understanding of design principles

Solid knowledge of typography and page layout design 

Expertise in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and PowerPoint

Receptive to constructive criticism and feedback

Able to take direction and problem solve with little supervision

Ability to manage multiple deadlines

Ability to produce polished work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

 

Bonus Qualifications:

Copywriting experience

Writing and proofreading skills

Illustration skills 

Motion graphics

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Senior Software Engineer - NLP

SparkCognition is looking for an experienced server engineer to build out a highly scalable platform for natural language processing. If you are the right candidate for this role, you will possess a passion for using the latest technologies to solve real-world problems. You are a quick learner and love being part of a team that is pushing the envelope and delivering robust software to customers.

Responsibilities

  • Developing automation of existing SparkCognition machine learning and natural language processing technology
  • Adding complex feature enhancements to existing products and client deployments that add substantial value
  • Scaling applications from small proof of concepts to large scale client deployments
  • Testing and Quality Assurance of products and features
  • Supporting customer deployments of SparkCognition NLP technology

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Masters preferred
  • 10+ years full-time professional experience, working with a team, developing enterprise-grade software
  • Strong experience with with Python and/or Java, including appropriate use of design patterns and frameworks
  • Knowledge of at least one open-source distributed architecture (e.g. Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache SOLR, Lucene, or Cassandra)
  • Familiarity with full stack web development (REST, Nginx, javaScript, React, Angular, HTML5)
  • Experience with version control, dependency management, QA, and testing

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Scala
  • Experience with Spark, Numpy
  • General understanding of data science, machine learning, and natural language processing
  • Proficiency with cloud-native technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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New College Graduate Software Engineer

We are looking for a collaborative, self-starting, Software Engineer to join our team of engineers, data scientists, and designers to deliver the next generation of cognitive analytics solutions. At SparkCognition, you will work on the latest tools in Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Graph Databases to solve challenging problems.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Expertise in Java, Python or similar language
  • Solid understanding of Object Oriented Programming
  • Solid understanding of Web based Programming techniques
  • Experience with databases, web services
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Independent thinking and desire to learn new techniques/technologies
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

 

 

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Data Scientist

SparkCognition is looking for innovative Data Scientists to join our team to help create the next generation of analytics and artificial intelligence solutions. At SparkCognition, you will immerse yourself in cutting-edge research and work with the latest technologies to deliver value in the Industrial IoT, Finance, and Defense spaces.

Responsibilities

  • Building models to solve specific problems. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Feature engineering using various techniques for the enhancement of data
  • Performing feature selection on original and generated data
  • Using machine learning tools to develop and train models
  • Performing efficacy testing of the models
  • Building automated tools that enable data scientists to more effectively perform tasks such as data cleaning, feature generation, feature selection, or model building
  • Performing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Working with a team to help solve new, never-before-solved challenges across multiple industrie

Skills and Qualifications

  • Understanding and experience using machine learning techniques and algorithms, including but not limited to: Linear Models, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Bayesian Techniques, Clustering, Anomaly Detection, and more
  • Experience with data science languages, such as Python, R, MatLab, etc.
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks, such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Theano, Keras, etc… 
  • Great communication skills
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, etc.
  • Good scripting and programming skills, especially Python
  • Experience managing large volumes of data (terabytes or more)
  • Graduate degree (or equivalent industry experience), Ph.D. preferred, in Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, Economics, or a related scientific discipline

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with distributed computing, such as Hadoop, Spark, or an MPP environment
  • Experience with developing application on full stack of HTTP, JSON, REST, React, Java/C#, SQL and no-SQL databases
  • Experience with NLP, Big Data Analytics, and Graphing techniques

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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Software Engineering Intern 

We are seeking Software Engineer Interns to join our team of engineers, data scientists, and designers to deliver the next generation of cognitive analytics solutions. At SparkCognition, you will work on the latest tools in Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Graph Databases to solve challenging problems. This is a paid internship that requires a highly motivated and results-driven personality who will thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who wants to work as part of a skilled team to gain valuable experience with a variety of products and industries

Qualifications

  • Sophomore or Junior of a four-year university or Masters/PhD candidate in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Expertise in Java, Python or similar language
  • Understanding of Object Oriented Programming
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • Availability to work full-time during the Summer 

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Web based Programming techniques
  • Experience with databases, web services

Compensation

  • Hourly-based compensation
  • Pay will be determined on merit and capability

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

 

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Data Scientist Intern 

We are seeking Data Science Interns to join our team of engineers, data scientists, and designers to deliver the next generation of cognitive analytics solutions. At SparkCognition, you will work on the latest tools in Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Graph Databases to solve challenging problems. This is a paid internship that requires a highly motivated and results-driven personality who will thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who wants to work as part of a skilled team to gain valuable experience with a variety of products and industries.

Qualifications

  • Sophomore or Junior of a four-year university with Data Science concentration or Masters/PhD candidates in Math/Physics/Statistics/Data Science
  • Availability to work full-time during the Summer 
  • Expertise in R, Python or similar Machine Learning languages/packages
  • Detail-oriented self-starter who can independently manage deadlines
  • Positive attitude and team player

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in Machine Learning/Cognitive Computing algorithms and techniques
  • Experience with High Performance computing
  • Experience with Big Data Analytics, Graphing technique

Compensation

  • Hourly-based compensation
  • Pay will be determined on merit and capability

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

 

 

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SparkCognition is a global leader in cognitive computing analytics. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-Powered cyber-physical software for the safety, security, and reliability of IT, OT, and the IIoT. SparkCognition’s DeepArmor has redefined endpoint security by leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to both detect and prevent threats at machine scale. The right candidate will immerse his/herself in developing a cloud-native threat management and visualization web application.

In 2017, we won the #1 fastest growing startup in Austin from the Austin Business Journal.

We are seeking a talented Senior Front-End (JavaScript) Developer to join our growing agile web development team responsible for developing large-scale, modern, cutting-edge web interfaces for our deep analytical and artificial intelligence solutions. Our web interfaces span a wide range of industries, giving you the opportunity to contribute meaningfully while broadening your professional skill set at an extremely rapid pace.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Cross-team collaboration with product, design, engineering, and data science teams to visualize, architect, and implement new products from concept to delivery
  • Contribute to multiple applications and special products at various stages, including design, implementation, unit testing, and deployment
  • Develop and maintain architecture, design patterns, and components utilizing the latest web technologies
  • Support the production team to develop and ensure real-time availability of our applications and data feeds

 

Required Skills

  • Expertise in CSS3/HTML5 and the latest ECMAScript language specs (ES2015+)
  • Expertise in JavaScript SPA frameworks such as Angular, React, Vue, etc.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality user interfaces from wireframes and/or high-fidelity mockups
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with overlapping deadlines
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills and ability to explain technical details to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Familiarity with object-oriented and functional programming paradigms
  • Familiarity with modern web application design architectures and patterns
  • Experience with JavaScript development tools such a Webpack, Gulp, Grunt, etc.
  • Experience with JavaScript testing frameworks such as Jest, Mocha/Chai, Jasmine, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of how the front-end communicates with and ties to external REST APIs and RTC services

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience contributing to the development of large-scale web applications, either as a front-end or full-stack web developer
  • 2+ years experience using an SPA framework such as Angular, React, etc.

 

Bonus Skills

  • Passionate about working on the web — keeping up with the latest frameworks and libraries (a.k.a immune to JavaScript fatigue)
  • Full-stack JavaScript experience and/or knowledge
  • Experience with cloud deployments and/or services — AWS, Google Cloud
  • Experience working with CI systems and tools — Jenkins, Gitlab, Kubernetes, Docker
  • Experience using product management software such as Jira, Trello, etc.
  • Familiarity with mobile-first, responsive web techniques
  • Strong knowledge of the latest web techniques in security, state management, client-side storage, caching, bundling, etc
  • Experience using CSS pre-processor languages such as Sass, Less, etc.
  • Experience developing in a native mobile and/or desktop environment

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate..If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com 

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Software Engineer in Test Lead 

The Software Engineer in Test lead is responsible for developing and maintaining an automated test suite that validates data inputs/outputs, financial calculations, AI model health, and the end-to-end system flow. The Software Engineer in Test is expected to understand a complex server-side code base and implement test code that validates proper system operation. S/he has overall responsibility of verifying our products work as designed, reporting issues when there is a misalignment between requirements and implementation and ensuring those issues are properly addressed.

Responsibilities

  • Testing web, RESTful, and microservice based applications
  • Develop and document test plans and test cases from user stories and requirements
  • Review and recommend improvements of test plans
  • Implementing and executing regression and functional automation tests
  • Work in an agile team environment in an onshore-offshore model.
  • Report status of testing to appropriate teams
  • Manage your priorities, while solving complex issues independently
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

Required Skills and Qualifications 

  • Experience validating web applications written with JavaScript and run in Node.js
  • Previously developed and maintained test automation frameworks
  • QA experience in a customer facing software environment
  • Experience writing multi-table queries in SQL
  • Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus)
  • Solid understanding of application architecture and technologies, including cloud deployments
  • Understanding or appreciation of math/statistics/finance
  • Experience writing multi-table queries in SQL
  • Proficiency with one programming/scripting language such as Perl, Bash, PHP, Python, C, C++, Java, C#, etc

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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SparkCognition is a global leader in cognitive computing analytics. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-powered cyber-physical software for the safety, security, and reliability of IT, OT, and the IIoT. Our technology is capable of harnessing real time sensor data and learning from it continuously, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation and prevention policies to intervene and avert disasters.

The SparkCognition Labs team works on developing solutions in autonomy and robotics for unmanned aircraft. We are looking for a self-motivated and driven backend developer with a "get stuff done" attitude to join our unmanned aircraft team and build a system capable of managing hundreds of autonomous agents. The right candidate will be part of the team developing the blockchain-enabled platform that streams data from all agents, processes and send out commands in real time.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience or B.Sc or M.Sc in Computer Science
  • Proficiency in either Python, Java, or C/C++
  • Proficiency with PostgresSQL or other relational databases and NoSQL databases
  • Experience working in an Agile team environment
  • Experience with SVN or Git

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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SparkCognition is a global leader in cognitive computing analytics. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-powered cyber-physical software for the safety, security, and reliability of IT, OT, and the IIoT. Our technology is capable of harnessing real time sensor data and learning from it continuously, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation and prevention policies to intervene and avert disasters.

The SparkCognition Labs team works on developing solutions in autonomy and robotics for unmanned aircraft. We are looking for a self-motivated and driven developer with a "get stuff done" attitude to join our unmanned aircraft team and build a system capable of managing hundreds of autonomous agents. The right candidate will own the development of an interface to visualize traffic flow, modify flight paths, and a management console for the user.

In addition, this candidate will build a virtual hangar from which the agents’ functionality can be modified through visual blocks.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience or B.Sc or M.Sc in Computer Science
  • Experience developing with React/Express/Node for JavaScript
  • Experience with Sass for CSS
  • Experience working in an Agile team environment, and collaborating with different groups
  • Experience with SVN or Git
  • Experience using WebSockets and data visualization libraries like D3

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

 

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SparkCognition is looking for innovative Data Scientists to join our team to help create the next generation of analytics and artificial intelligence solutions. At SparkCognition, you will immerse yourself in cutting-edge research and work with the latest technologies to deliver value in the Industrial IoT, Finance, and Defense spaces.

 

Responsibilities

Building models to solve specific problems. This includes, but is not limited to:

Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis

Feature engineering using various techniques for the enhancement of data

Performing feature selection on original and generated data

Using machine learning tools to develop and train models

Performing efficacy testing of the models

Building automated tools that enable data scientists to more effectively perform tasks such as data cleaning, feature generation, feature selection, or model building

Performing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner

Working with a team to help solve new, never-before-solved challenges across multiple industries

 

Skills and qualifications

Understanding and experience using machine learning techniques and algorithms, including but not limited to: Linear Models, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Bayesian Techniques, Clustering, Anomaly Detection, and more

Experience with data science languages, such as Python, R, MatLab, etc.

Experience with machine learning frameworks, such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Theano, Keras, etc… 

Great communication skills

Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, etc.

Good scripting and programming skills, especially Python

Experience managing large volumes of data (terabytes or more)

Graduate degree (or equivalent industry experience), Ph.D. preferred, in Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, Economics, or a related scientific discipline

 

Desirable skills and qualifications

Experience with distributed computing, such as Hadoop, Spark, or an MPP environment

Experience with developing application on full stack of HTTP, JSON, REST, React, Java/C#, SQL and no-SQL databases

Experience with NLP, Big Data Analytics, and Graphing techniques

 

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Senior Data Scientist - Vision

SparkCognition is looking for innovative Data Scientists to join our team to help create the next
generation of analytics and artificial intelligence solutions. At SparkCognition, you will immerse
yourself in cutting-edge research and work with the latest technologies to deliver value in
object detection and recognition for defense, security, and maintenance applications


Responsibilities

Building models to solve specific problems. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Feature engineering using various techniques for the enhancement of data
  • Performing feature selection on original and generated data
  • Using machine learning tools to develop and train models
  • Performing efficacy testing of the models
  • Building automated tools that enable data scientists to more effectively perform tasks such as data cleaning, feature generation, feature selection, or model building
  • Performing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Working with a team to help solve new, never-before- solved challenges in computer vision object detection, recognition, and tracking from images and videos.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Understanding and experience using machine learning techniques and algorithms,including but not limited to: Linear Models, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, BayesianTechniques, Clustering, Anomaly Detection, and more
  • Experience with data science languages, such as Python, R, MatLab, etc…
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks, such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Theano,Keras, etc… 
  • Experience using deep learning convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for image recognition and object detection (e.g.
  • Experience with toolkits like OpenCV and object detection algorithms
  • Experience managing large volumes of data (terabytes or more)
  • Great communication skills
  • Good scripting and programming skills, especially Python
  • Graduate degree (or equivalent industry experience), Ph.D. preferred, in Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, or a related scientific discipline
  • US citizenship required

Preferred Skills and Qualifications 

  • Active US security clearance
  • Experience with developing application on full stack of HTTP, JSON, REST, React,Java/C#, SQL and no-SQL databases.

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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Front End Developer

We are seeking a talented Front-End (JavaScript) Developer to join our growing agile web development team responsible for developing large-scale, modern, cutting-edge web interfaces for our deep analytical and artificial intelligence solutions. Our web interfaces span a wide range of industries, giving you the opportunity to contribute meaningfully while broadening your professional skill set at an extremely rapid pace.

Responsibilities

  • Cross-team collaboration with product, design, engineering, and data science teams to visualize, architect, and implement new products from concept to delivery
  • Contribute to multiple applications and special products at various stages, including design, implementation, unit testing, and deployment
  • Develop and maintain architecture, design patterns, and components utilizing the latest web technologies
  • Support the production team to develop and ensure real-time availability of our applications and data feeds

Required Skills & Qualifications 

  • Expertise in CSS3/HTML5 and the latest ECMAScript language specs (ES2015+)
  • Expertise in JavaScript SPA frameworks such as Angular, React, Vue, etc.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality user interfaces from wireframes and/or high-fidelity mockups
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with overlapping deadlines
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills and ability to explain technical details to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Familiarity with object-oriented and functional programming paradigms
  • Familiarity with modern web application design architectures and patterns
  • Experience with JavaScript development tools such a Webpack, Gulp, Grunt, etc.
  • Experience with JavaScript testing frameworks such as Jest, Mocha/Chai, Jasmine, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of how the front-end communicates with and ties to external REST APIs and RTC services
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience contributing to the development of large-scale web applications, either as a front-end or full-stack web developer
  • 1+ years experience using an SPA framework such as Angular, React, etc.

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Passionate about working on the web — keeping up with the latest frameworks and libraries (a.k.a immune to JavaScript fatigue)
  • Full-stack JavaScript experience and/or knowledge
  • Experience with cloud deployments and/or services — AWS, Google Cloud
  • Experience working with CI systems and tools — Jenkins, Gitlab, Kubernetes, Docker
  • Experience using product management software such as Jira, Trello, etc.
  • Familiarity with mobile-first, responsive web techniques
  • Strong knowledge of the latest web techniques in security, state management, client-side storage, caching, bundling, etc
  • Experience using CSS pre-processor languages such as Sass, Less, etc.
  • Experience developing in a native mobile and/or desktop environment

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate..If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com 

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Senior Data Scientist - Security & Malware 

SparkCognition is an AI leader that offers business-critical solutions for customers in energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, and security. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-powered cyber-physical software for the safety, security, reliability, and optimization of IT, OT, and the Industrial IoT.

SparkCognition is seeking an innovative data scientist to join the DeepArmor team. Attackers have been easily evading signature-based antivirus solutions for years, which is why 95% of cyber breaches originate at the endpoint. SparkCognition’s DeepArmor has redefined endpoint security by leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to both detect and prevent threats at machine scale. The right candidate will work in cutting-edge research and the latest technologies to deliver value in the detection of malware and other security threats across multiple environments.

Responsibilities

  • Building models to solve specific problems. This includes, but is not limited to: Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Feature engineering using various techniques for the enhancement of data
  • Performing feature selection on original and generated data
  • Using machine learning tools to develop and train models
  • Performing efficacy testing of the models
  • Building automated tools that enable data scientists to more effectively perform tasks such as data cleaning, feature generation, feature selection, or model building
  • Performing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Working with a team to help solve new, never-before-solved challenges in malware and threat detection

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Understanding and experience using machine learning techniques and algorithms, including but not limited to: Linear Models, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Bayesian Techniques, Clustering, Anomaly Detection, and more
  • Experience with data science languages, such as Python, R, MatLab, etc…
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks, such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Theano, Keras, etc… 
  • Familiarity with operating systems internals (e.g. Windows, macOS, Android, Linux, iOS, etc.), including but not limited to:
  • Memory management
  • Process layout and executable file formats
  • System calls, linker/loader, libraries
  • Familiarity with threat vectors contained in documents, images, and macros
  • Familiarity with malware and threat detection
  • Experience managing large volumes of data (terabytes or more)
  • Great communication skills
  • Good scripting and programming skills, especially Python
  • Graduate degree (or equivalent industry experience), Ph.D. preferred, in Computer Science or a related scientific discipline

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with security incident response and IDS or HIDS signature development
  • Experience with developing an application on a full stack of HTTP, JSON, REST, React, Java/C#, SQL, and no-SQL databases.

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

 

 

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Lab

UX Designer

The SparkCognition Team is looking for a User Experience Designer who will identify user and customer needs and turn them into products and experiences that empower our customers businesses. As the User Experience Designer, the candidate will be responsible for the execution of usability analysis, design, and development of system user interactions as well as development and maintenance of the user interface architecture and design patterns. The ideal candidate has experience designing online multiplayer games heavily focused on map visualizations. 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct user studies with customers to develop product requirements 
  • Translate research insights into adequate user experience prototypes and craft interaction models, screen designs and detailed user interactions 
  • Ideate, create, and iteratively improve user interfaces for UTM related applications 
  • Develop and maintain user interface design patterns, graphics, and style guides for user interfaces 
  • Develop and maintain wireframes and/or use case artifacts that communicate the desired product workflow 
  • Work independently or with other UX specialists and project teams to identify and define visual designs and usability requirements for the user experience 

Skills and qualifications

  • Understanding and experience using machine learning techniques and algorithms, including but not limited to: Linear Models, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Bayesian Techniques, Clustering, Anomaly Detection, and more
  • Experience with data science languages, such as Python, R, MatLab, etc.
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks, such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Theano, Keras, etc… 
  • Great communication skills
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, etc.
  • Good scripting and programming skills, especially Python
  • Experience managing large volumes of data (terabytes or more)
  • Graduate degree (or equivalent industry experience), Ph.D. preferred, in Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, Economics, or a related scientific discipline

Desirable skills and qualifications

  • The candidate should have a minimum of 5+ years relevant design experience (User Experience designer or Human Factors Engineer) 
  • Experience designing online multiplayer games is preferred 
  • Highly motivated to build innovative products 
  • Ability to conduct user study sessions with customers 
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite Visual Design software (Illustrator, XD, Photoshop or equivalent design software) 
  • Team player and self-starter who can organize activities and collaborate with other designers and subject matter experts 
  • Strong understanding of the design process, design methods and design principles 
  • BS in Human Computer Interaction, Visual Design, Human Factors Engineering, Psychology, or related disciplines 
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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Senior Graphic Designer

SparkCognition is seeking an experienced, motivated, and independent designer and thinker who is committed to effectively communicating the message of each piece, and is able to ask the right questions in order to do that. This role involves working with our growing design team to promote our brand and products effectively across a variety of print and digital projects

Responsibilities

  • Designing print marketing pieces such as ads, product sheets, white papers, booklets, posters, signs, trade show materials, magazines, softcover books
  • Designing graphics for online, interactive content and web
  • Creating social media graphics and html newsletters
  • Illustrations such as icons, diagrams and graphic elements
  • Maintaining brand standards across all design work
  • Support on-site teams by communicating with them to provide the assets they need efficiently
  • Prioritize importance of projects in our fast-paced environment
  • Gathering additional necessary information from stakeholders outside the design department

Skills and qualifications

  • 5-10 years experience as a graphic designer or art director
  • Strong portfolio that shows a variety of projects
  • Clear understanding of design principles
  • Solid knowledge of typography and page layout design 
  • Expertise in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and PowerPoint
  • Receptive to constructive criticism and feedback
  • Able to take direction and problem solve with little supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to produce polished work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

Desirable skills and qualifications

  • Copywriting experience
  • Writing and proofreading skills
  • Illustration skills 
  • Motion graphics
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SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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Product Engineering

SparkCognition is looking for a dynamic, energetic, technical and motivated product strategist to manage and help develop products using Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies. The ideal candidate is a strong leader who loves to build complex products with a team consisting of high performing, talented team.

As a product strategist, you will be working across the board with engineers, customers, and executives to help guide products from conception to launch. Your role will bridge the technical and business worlds as you design deployable products that our customers love. You have a bias toward action and can break down complex problems into steps that drive product development at the speed of innovation. To be successful in this role, you must be self-motivated, driven, and looking to move the frontiers of technology.

Responsibilities

·         Create and execute a product roadmap aligned with SparkCognition's mission

·         Gather product requirements via customer conversations and meetings

·         Define the long-term product vision and strategy

·         Work with world-class engineers

·         Engage with Product Marketing on product messaging and positioning

·         Train a technical sales force on product usage and best fit

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Professional Services

Senior Software Engineer 

SparkCognition’s Professional Services team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to design, build, deliver and support custom powerful software solutions. You will work with upper management to define software requirements and take the lead on operational and technical projects. We are looking for someone who can come in an immediately make an impact helping guide, through hands-on leadership, a team of software engineers in software best practices and architectural design

Responsibilities

  • Quickly design and develop customized software solutions using basic NLP techniques and data processing frameworks such as Spark for the Deep NLP product.
  • Design, architect, and develop high-quality software to advance the platform functionality of our flagship product, SparkPredict.
  • Provide leadership and mentor junior engineers through code reviews, requirements documentation, architectural design and technology selection.
  • Contribute to all phases in the software lifecycle
  • Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle.
  • Develop tools and applications by producing clean, efficient code.
  • Direct interface with SparkCognition clients via phone, web, or on site including best practices on usage of our APIs and technologies.
  • Drive development and implementation of our client's requests and customizations.
  • Develop and ship software supporting a highly available, fault tolerant SaaS application.
  • Develop scalable solutions using distributed computing techniques

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a Senior Software Engineer.
  • 5+ years relevant industry experience.
  • A passion for continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Extensive experience in software development and scripting.
  • Experience using system monitoring tools (e.g. New Relic) and automated testing frameworks.
  • Knowledge of selected programming languages (e.g. Python, C++) and the Java/J2EE platform.
  • In-depth knowledge of relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB).
  • Familiarity with various operating systems (Linux, Mac OS, Windows).
  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • BS/BA in Computer Science or a related degree.

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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Sales

Technical Sales - Data Scientist

We are looking for a collaborative and client-focused technical sales engineer focused on industrial applications of data science and machine learning. Familiarity with data mining or machine learning/cognitive computing algorithms and techniques (e.g. supervised/unsupervised learning, NLP techniques, classification etc.) and their application is strongly preferred but could be offset by strong industry or SME experience. The successful candidate will join our technical sales team.

In this role, you will work with a growing list of enterprise clients, supporting our sales team and SparkCognition engineers to deliver our current solutions and to help build next generation of analytics and security solutions based on cutting-edge machine learning algorithms.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree, preferably in Business, Marketing, MIS, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Data Science Experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, specifically the finesse and confidence to present solutions to the executive team and to customers
  • Independent thinking and desire to learn new techniques/technologies
  • Deep technical acumen to understand how complex enterprise AI software works and how it can be organized to fit a customer’s environment and to solve specific customer problems
  • Ability to explain complex technical subject matter successfully to a wide ranging audience of both technical and non-technical people
  • Ability to travel 50% or as business needs require
  • Provide product demonstrations and general support to prospective customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strategic selling skills, skills in analyzing and evaluating territory dynamics to develop and implement a sales plan.
  • Ability to initiate and lead
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment; ability to relate technical and business concepts to SparkCognition applications and user needs; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to travel on a frequent basis

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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SparkCognition, named in WSJ’s Top 25 AI and Tech Companies to watch in 2018, is one of Austin’s most dynamic startups, applying artificial intelligence to the field of cyber security.  By leveraging machine learning to break down the DNA of malware, SparkCognition is redefining the cyber security market and has garnered acclaim from industry analysts.  SparkCognition has won numerous awards including Gartner’s “Cool Vendor”, CB Insights “AI 100” and Austin A-List “Hottest Startups”.  If you have the passion and desire to disrupt industries, protect the world from cyberattacks, and be at the forefront of artificial intelligence, we want you to join us!

The inside sales/sales development representative will work within SparkCognition’s Industrial Internet of Things Business Unit as well as field marketing to penetrate new business opportunities within specific industries and market segments.  This position requires aggressive identification and qualification of new business opportunities/prospects through cold calling, email, web, and offline based initiatives.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • We are looking for a hunter who likes digging up names and being persistent to secure a phone appointment and close a deal.  We do not hire order takers.
  • Rarely (if ever) have deals been handed to you, and you work smarter than your peers.
  • Prior experience preferably in information security and software selling.
  • Cold calling / emailing experience in enterprise or B2B lead generating environments.
  • You like keeping an up-to-date CRM of calls, emails logged, opportunities created, so your progress can be measured by yourself and management.  Salesforce experienced a plus.
  • Comfortable giving phone presentations often and leading discussions with prospects.
  • Ideal candidates will have a proven track record selling in startups with new, or early to market products, to enterprises.
  • Organized, disciplined, and independent in their sales process.

What you will do:

  • Proactively prospect new business opportunities with target accounts via prospecting tools, and social media.
  • Follow up on marketing-generated leads from events and website.
  • Drive traffic to various online and offline events including (but not limited to) tradeshows, webinars, and seminars
  • You will perform the entire sales cycle from prospect identification to opportunity close by phone and conference calls.
  • Limited travel for occasional events and conferences to generate leads.
  • Ability to understand and communicate SparkCognition’s positioning initially in the information security space and eventually all products around artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Educate prospects/customers about terminology, features, and benefits of products to drive engagements.
  • Comfortable running product demonstrations and videos.
  • Determine if a prospect is a qualified opportunity.
  • Determine and understand a prospect’s primary issues to match a product.
  • Frequently add to and update Salesforce with calls, emails, leads and opportunities.
  • Professionally represent yourself and SparkCognition to prospects, customers, and vendors.

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

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SparkCognition is a global leader in cognitive computing analytics. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-Powered cyber-physical software for the safety, security, and reliability of IT, OT, and the IIoT. Our technology is capable of harnessing real-time sensor data and learning from it continuously, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation and prevention policies to intervene and avert disasters.

In 2017, we won the #1 fastest growing startup in Austin from the Austin Business Journal

This Account Executive role would include: 

  • Selling software, solutions and services to current and prospective Government and DoD customers; working with other sales personnel to position and leverage sales opportunities to acquire, grow and expand customers 
  • Prospecting within a territory or account to uncover business needs. 
  • Implementing aspects of territory and account management and development; identifying accounts with high "close" potential, qualifies and forecasting time frames to close business. 
  • Preparing standard quotations and proposal information as needed; working with other departments to create and finalize contracts
  • Following up with customers to track satisfaction levels and to discover additional revenue opportunities. 
  • Customizing selling solution using Proof of Concept and customer data 
  • Domain experience with analytics, data, databases, predictive modeling or business intelligence is highly preferred. 
  • Assuming a consultative role in dealing with technical issues; utilizing solutions-selling methodology, strategic concepts, and techniques. 
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to customers at the highest level of management. 


Requirements: 

  • Bachelors degree, preferably in Business, Marketing, MIS, or other relevant disciplines.
  • MBA is preferred
  • Requires a minimum of 10+ years of experience in the sales, marketing, or technical support of computer software
  • Previous experience in selling Enterprise software solutions.
  • Ability to travel 50% or as business needs require 
  • Provide product demonstrations and general support to prospective customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strategic selling skills, skills in analyzing and evaluating territory dynamics to develop and implement a sales plan. 
  • Ability to initiate and lead
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment; ability to relate technical and business concepts to SparkCognition applications and user needs; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to travel on a frequent basis

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

 

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SparkCognition is a global leader in cognitive computing analytics. A highly awarded company recognized for cutting-edge technology, SparkCognition develops AI-Powered cyber-physical software for the safety, security, and reliability of IT, OT, and the IIoT. Our technology is capable of harnessing real-time sensor data and learning from it continuously, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation and prevention policies to intervene and avert disasters.

In 2017, we won the #1 fastest growing startup in Austin from the Austin Business Journal

This Account Executive role would include: 

  • Selling software, solutions and services to current and prospective Government and DoD customers; working with other sales personnel to position and leverage sales opportunities to acquire, grow and expand customers 
  • Prospecting within a territory or account to uncover business needs. 
  • Implementing aspects of territory and account management and development; identifying accounts with high "close" potential, qualifies and forecasting time frames to close business. 
  • Preparing standard quotations and proposal information as needed; working with other departments to create and finalize contracts
  • Following up with customers to track satisfaction levels and to discover additional revenue opportunities. 
  • Customizing selling solution using Proof of Concept and customer data 
  • Domain experience with analytics, data, databases, predictive modeling or business intelligence is highly preferred. 
  • Assuming a consultative role in dealing with technical issues; utilizing solutions-selling methodology, strategic concepts, and techniques. 
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to customers at the highest level of management. 


Requirements: 

  • Bachelors degree, preferably in Business, Marketing, MIS, or other relevant disciplines.
  • MBA is preferred
  • Requires a minimum of 10+ years of experience in the sales, marketing, or technical support of computer software
  • Previous experience in selling Enterprise software solutions.
  • Ability to travel 50% or as business needs require 
  • Provide product demonstrations and general support to prospective customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strategic selling skills, skills in analyzing and evaluating territory dynamics to develop and implement a sales plan. 
  • Ability to initiate and lead
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment; ability to relate technical and business concepts to SparkCognition applications and user needs; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to travel on a frequent basis

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com

 

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SparkCognition, named top 20 on CNBC’s Top 50 Disruptors of 2017, is one of the fastest growing AI companies in the world. Our technology is deployed across dozens of enterprise environments with some of the largest global organizations, covering O&G, utility, manufacturing, finance, government, defense, and aerospace.

The ideal candidate is passionate about enterprise technology and customers. The inside sales/sales development representative will work within SparkCognition’s Defense and National Security Business Unit field as well as field marketing to penetrate new business opportunities while meeting/exceeding monthly sales targets. This position requires aggressive identification and qualification of new business opportunities/prospects through cold calling, email, web, and offline based initiatives. 

 

Basic Qualifications:

Background or experience in technology/information security/software selling
Knowledge of CRM and business intelligence software (preferably Salesforce and GovWin)
Proven track record of success (should have made quota consistently)
Creative problem-solving and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to embrace the team culture approach
Works well in a matrixed organization
Self-motivated and persistent
Ability to multi-task while achieving quota

 

What you will do:

  • Proactively prospect new business opportunities with major accounts via prospecting tools, social media, and marketing leads
  • Ability to understand and communicate SparkCognition’s positioning on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and NLP inside the enterprise security space
  • Educate prospects/customers about terminology, features, and benefits of products to drive engagements
  • Determine and understand a prospect’s primary issues to match a fitting solution
  • Ability to manage and track opportunities and pipeline in GovWin, Pardot, and Salesforce
  • Manage time effectively, meet personal goals and work effectively with members of the assigned business unit
  • Drive alignment between marketing, sales, and customer success
  • Track and report on lead, prospect, and customer journeys, buyer personas, and other marketing and sales intelligence
  • Professionally represent yourself and SparkCognition to prospects, customers, and vendors

 

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The O&G Sales Executive is responsible for using a consultative solution selling approach to grow and develop SparkCognition’s business within the O&G domain. Furthermore, the IoT Sales Executive is considered an IoT Oil and Gas domain expert that is capable of eliciting customer business initiatives and requirements and matching those with the technical capabilities with SparkCognition’s AI and machine learning IoT platform. 

 

Background Information

SparkCognition builds artificial intelligence solutions for applications in energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, and security.  We turn data into actionable insights that help our customers forecast the future and have confidence in their decisions.

 

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Work independently within defined policies and procedures.

Innate ability to forecast, manage sales pipeline, and successfully close SparkCognition business.

Strong C-level business development, prospecting and presentation skills.

Establish executive relationships, conduct customer QBRs, advocate for the customer to rapidly knock down adoption blockers, and coordinate across multiple work streams and teams to maintain customer momentum.

Own the post-sales relationship with customers to maximize value. Work with customer technical and implementation leads and partners to manage and drive successful adoption of our Platform

Excellent communication skills and problem-solving ability.

Proven track record of exceeding sales objective and territory/account development.

Domain experience in Oil and Gas in an infrastructure and/or data systems environment with knowledge of IIOT regulations/policies for cloud-based technical solutions.

Experience working with a cross-functional and geographically dispersed team and customer base.

Ability to travel up to 40% of the time.

You will be expected to utilize our Salesforce CRM and to follow our pipeline management and forecasting process.

Bachelors degree or equivalent, MBA highly preferred

 

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate..If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com 

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The IoT Sales Executive is responsible for using a consultative solution selling approach to grow and develop SparkCognition’s business within the IoT Manufacturing domain. Furthermore, the IoT Sales Executive is considered an IoT manufacturing domain expert that is capable of eliciting customer business initiatives and requirements and matching those with the technical capabilities with SparkCognition’s AI and machine learning IoT platform. 

 

Background Information

SparkCognition builds artificial intelligence solutions for applications in energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, finance, aerospace, defense, and security.  We turn data into actionable insights that help our customers forecast the future and have confidence in their decisions.

 

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Work independently within defined policies and procedures.

Innate ability to forecast, manage sales pipeline, and successfully close SparkCognition business.

Strong C-level, business development, prospecting and presentation skills.

Establish executive relationships, conduct customer QBRs, advocate for the customer to rapidly knock down adoption blockers, and coordinate across multiple work streams and teams to maintain customer momentum.

Own the post-sales relationship with customers to maximize value. Work with customer technical and implementation leads and partners to manage and drive successful adoption of our platform.

Excellent communication skills and problem-solving ability.

Proven track record of exceeding sales objectives and territory/account development.

Domain experience in Manufacturing in an infrastructure and/or data systems environment with knowledge of IIOT regulations/policies for cloud-based technical solutions.

Experience working with a cross-functional and geographically dispersed team and customer base.

Ability to travel up to 40% of the time.

You will be expected to utilize our Salesforce CRM and to follow our pipeline management and forecasting process.

Bachelors degree or equivalent, MBA highly preferred

 

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate..If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com 

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