Our Core Values

Do the right thing

Our success in making a lasting global impact lies in an employee demonstrating honesty and following strong moral principles and values at all times.  

Own it

Driving real change requires taking full ownership – regardless of the outcome. Employees hold themselves accountable for both actions and results and use lessons learned to take their work to the next level.

Customer first

Our customers are the loudest voice of our business. Employees strive to listen to customers with humility to build trust, achieve their desired outcomes, and drive advocacy.

Innovate

Innovation is the driver of SparkCognition. Each employee is challenged to be life-long learners, to journey outside their comfort zone to identify the next great solution, and never stop asking why.

Taking time off is good for business. Research suggests that leisure is an important predictor of well-being, including creativity, work engagement, and overall satisfaction with your work.

We take pride in supporting our employees knowing their work/life balance is important. We’re pleased to offer new parents with up to 6 weeks of paid parental leave.

We offer a robust, comprehensive, and competitive benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as make generous contributions to Health Saving Accounts.

We strive to support your long-term financial goals, so we partner with Voya Financial®, one of the top institutions in the nation, to help you grow your retirement.
It’s important to stay active and exercise regularly, so we offset costs on employee Life Time® gym memberships.

Our Positions

Sales

Sales Engineer

Location Austin, TX
Experience Mid-Level

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 is about more than incremental improvement. We’re about the higher-order possibilities AI can deliver for the industries and organizations that create a healthy, functioning, and safe society.

SparkCognition is seeking a Sales Engineer to provide technical expertise to drive business across all industries.

Responsibilities

  • Provide web and in-person product overview and demonstrations of SparkCognition’s software products to potential customers and partners
  • Answer product-related technical questions
  • Complete technical sections of proposals and RFPs
  • Engage with product management to stay current on product roadmap and deeper technical aspects of the products
  • Follow up with customer technical point of contacts to answer outstanding questions and exceed customer expectations
  • Experience with advanced analytics, data, and business intelligence is preferred
  • Experience in an early-stage startup required along with experience in a large, professional sales organization desirable
  • Conduct product training for key prospects or pilot customers

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience successfully co-selling Enterprise Software Solutions with Account Executives to C level decision makers in Analytics, Lines of Business, and Information Technology
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Math or other relevant disciplines
  • Ability to communicate technical and business value of SparkCognition solutions effectively to all prospective stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of Machine Learning concepts and can program in Python, Jupyter Notebook, ML libraries including Tensorflow, PyTorch, scikit-learn preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to initiate and work independently without frequent direction
  • The ability to also work effectively in a team environment. E.g., account executives, overlay subject matter experts, technical sellers, pre-sales, legal, customer success and management
  • Ability to travel 50% or as business needs require
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Sales Engineer - LATAM

Location Austin, TX
Experience Mid-Level

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 is about more than incremental improvement. We’re about the higher-order possibilities AI can deliver for the industries and organizations that create a healthy, functioning, and safe society.

SparkCognition is seeking a Sales Engineer to provide technical expertise to drive business across all industries in Mexico and Latin America.

Responsibilities

  • Provide web and in-person product overview and demonstrations of SparkCognition’s software products to potential customers and partners
  • Answer product-related technical questions
  • Complete technical sections of proposals and RFPs
  • Engage with product management to stay current on product roadmap and deeper technical aspects of the products
  • Follow up with customer technical point of contacts to answer outstanding questions and exceed customer expectations
  • Experience with advanced analytics, data, and business intelligence is preferred
  • Experience in an early-stage startup required along with experience in a large, professional sales organization desirable
  • Conduct product training for key prospects or pilot customers

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience successfully co-selling Enterprise Software Solutions with Account Executives to C level decision makers in Analytics, Lines of Business, and Information Technology
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish required. Portuguese is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Math or other relevant disciplines
  • Ability to communicate technical and business value of SparkCognition solutions effectively to all prospective stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of Machine Learning concepts and can program in Python, Jupyter Notebook, ML libraries including Tensorflow, PyTorch, scikit-learn preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to initiate and work independently without frequent direction
  • The ability to also work effectively in a team environment. E.g., account executives, overlay subject matter experts, technical sellers, pre-sales, legal, customer success and management
  • Ability to travel 50% or as business needs require
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Account Executive - Process Manufacturing

Location Austin, TX
Experience Mid-Level

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 is about more than incremental improvement. We’re about the higher-order possibilities AI can deliver for the industries and organizations that create a healthy, functioning, and safe society.

The SparkCognition Account Executive is responsible for direct sales of AI/ML solutions to acquisition and existing Process Manufacturing accounts in the US.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute long-term consultative sales strategies to win new logos and grow a pipeline for SparkCognition to meet business revenue plans for AI/ML software solutions using a disciplined sales process.
  • Assist in the development of project scope and ROI analysis. Utilize value selling techniques to quantify project ROI and structure commercial deals accordingly.
  • Continuously maintain and grow skills and knowledge in consultative sales, technical solutions and industry applications, applying expertise to demonstrate SparkCognition’s thought leadership during client engagements to solve strategic and tactical business problems with SparkCognition’s proven technology solutions.
  • Collaborate with SparkCognition sales, technical, executive, product development, financial, and other support resources to deliver extraordinary client engagements and repeat business opportunities.
  • Leverage sales & marketing selling resources for target opportunity identification and access. Effectively translate technical terms into everyday language and properly manage expectations, both internally and externally.
  • Provide formal regular status reports to sales management which include forecast, pipeline and activity summary information. Monitor & report revenue and pipeline results weekly via CRM tool.
  • Develop strong business & financial knowledge of SparkCognition offerings. Demonstrate understanding of AI/ML and other emerging technology trends and their impact on business decisions in assigned Vertical or Geography and clearly communicate this knowledge to extended sales teams.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior work experience in a enterprise software solutions sales role (10+ years)
  • Demonstrated sales success and/or work experience in the Process Manufacturing vertical is required
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Software industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to open new markets and penetrate whitespace accounts.
  • Demonstrated ability to sell at the senior management & executive levels, focusing on the business outcomes and demonstrating the tangible economic value of products, information software & services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Business or similar disciplines
  • Prior pre-sales, direct sales or consulting experience with AI/ML solutions.
  • Demonstrated sales success or work experience in one or more of the following industries: Consumer Packaged Goods, Top Tier Consulting Firm.
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Account Executive - Power Gen & Utilities

Location Austin, TX
Experience Mid-Level

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 is about more than incremental improvement. We’re about the higher-order possibilities AI can deliver for the industries and organizations that create a healthy, functioning, and safe society.

The SparkCognition Account Executive is responsible for direct sales of AI/ML solutions to acquisition and existing power generation, utility, and alternative energy accounts in the US.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute long-term consultative sales strategies to win new logos and grow pipeline for SparkCognition to meet business revenue plans for AI/ML software solutions using a disciplined sales process.
  • Assist in the development of project scope and ROI analysis. Utilize value selling techniques to quantify project ROI and structure commercial deals accordingly.
  • Continuously maintain and grow skills and knowledge in consultative sales, technical solutions and industry applications, applying expertise to demonstrate SparkCognition’s thought leadership during client engagements to solve strategic and tactical business problems with SparkCognition’s proven technology solutions.
  • Collaborate with SparkCognition sales, technical, executive, product development, financial, and other support resources to deliver extraordinary client engagements and repeat business opportunities.
  • Leverage sales & marketing selling resources for target opportunity identification and access. Effectively translate technical terms into everyday language and properly manage expectations, both internally and externally.
  • Provide formal regular status reports to sales management which include forecast, pipeline and activity summary information. Monitor & report revenue and pipeline results weekly via CRM tool.
  • Develop strong business & financial knowledge of SparkCognition offerings. Demonstrate understanding of AI/ML and other emerging technology trends and their impact on business decisions in assigned Vertical or Geography and clearly communicate this knowledge to extended sales teams.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior work experience in a enterprise software solutions sales role (10+ years)
  • Demonstrated sales success and/or work experience in power generation, utility, and/or alternative energy vertical is required
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Software industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to open new markets and penetrate whitespace accounts.
  • Demonstrated ability to sell at the senior management & executive levels, focusing on the business outcomes and demonstrating the tangible economic value of products, information software & services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Business or similar disciplines
  • Prior pre-sales, direct sales or consulting experience with AI/ML solutions.
  • Demonstrated sales success or work experience in one or more of the following industries: Energy and Utilities, Top Tier Consulting Firm.
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Product Marketing

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Location Austin, TX
Experience Experienced

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.

We are looking for an experienced, agile, and creative Senior Product Marketing Manager to join a growing team that operates in a collaborative, fast-paced work environment. Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and bear the confidence to drive through ambiguity and help define evolving priorities.

We’re also looking for critical thinkers and assertive problem solvers. Someone with a strong analytical acumen who is willing to track projects from start to finish, with a keen eye for detail and a willingness to do whatever it takes to meet aggressive deadlines. 

As a Senior Product Marketing Manager: You’ll be instrumental in defining and executing the go-to-market strategy for our core Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies. You will execute in a broad capacity across product marketing disciplines, including (but not limited to): segmentation, product positioning, sales enablement, demand generation, and content strategy. 

This role focuses on maximizing near-term opportunities, while also building strategic, long-term programs to increase demand for our products. Operating in a highly cross-functional and entrepreneurial environment, this role has an ability to make an immediate, significant impact on the business. Put your ideas into action and see results!

Responsibilities

  • Owns and develops customer personas, product positioning, messaging, and proof points for SparkCognition's solution portfolio and core AI technologies
  • Investigates, quantifies, and qualifies emerging market trends and opportunities, delivering strategic guidance to the organization
  • Coordinates go-to-market strategy and activities for direct and indirect channels
  • Delivers product enablement training to global sales, SDR, and marketing teams
  • Supports sales teams with enablement tools and assets, applying strategic targeting criteria to help qualify and advance opportunities
  • Coordinates content development and strategy including writing white papers, industry articles, updating collateral, creating demos, etc.
  • Consults with demand generation team on campaigns, tactics, messages used to generate new leads and analyzes activity and sales metrics
  • Evangelizes products to customers through demos and trade shows 
  • Collects customer anecdotes and feedback to inform messaging, tactics, product roadmap
  • Establishes relationships with industry analysts and generates influence
  • Performs competitive research to develop and update intelligence on similar products in market space

Qualifications

  • Must have 5+ years of product marketing experience for SaaS products
  • Must have understanding of data science, advanced analytics, and related fields
  • Exhibits excellent communication and presentation skills with experience presenting to all levels of an organization
  • Able to clearly identify and articulate product value and differentiation
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment as a team player with stakeholders in product, sales, demand gen marketing, corporate communications, video production, design, and customer success
  • Background or domain expertise in energy, financial services, manufacturing, CPG, automotive, cybersecurity, and/or defense industries is a plus
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Engineering

Software Architect

Location Austin, TX
Experience Mid-Level

The SparkCognition Engineering team is looking for a Software Architect with experience defining cloud-based architectures by incorporating container-based SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS solutions. You will work with upper management to define architectural requirements for SparkCognition products and solutions. We are looking for someone who can come in and immediately make an impact guiding software engineers in architectural design with a focus on security best practices. You will work with numerous stakeholders in the organization to implement the architecture. As such, you must possess a strong technical understanding of implementations, practices, and governance for enterprise grade industrial Machine Learning software solutions in a microservices architecture.

Responsibilities     

  • Design and architect high-quality microservices solutions for cloud-based deployments
  • Defining architectural security requirements
  • Communicating the architecture, principles, vision, and strategy to all stakeholders
  • Train and mentor development teams with a focus on secure development practices
  • Participate in the software development process including incident response activities
  • Overseeing the adherence to and evolution of the architecture over time

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of proven experience as a Software Architect
  • Familiarity with microservice architectures and API design
  • Experience defining architectures utilizing public cloud SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS     
  • Experience defining architectural requirements for multiple teams and solutions
  • Experience defining threat models for complex container-based systems in a cloud environment
  • Understanding of web application and information security practices, implementations, and standards
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • BS/BA in Computer Science or a related degree
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Professional Services

Senior Software Engineer

Location Austin, TX
Experience Experienced

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 customer-facing technical projects. We are looking for someone who can come in and immediately make an impact helping guide, through hands-on mentorship of software engineers in software best practices and architectural design as well as being able to communicate with customers effectively.

Responsibilities

  • Design, architect, and develop high-quality software to advance the platform functionality of our products as well as for customer engagements
  • 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
  • Converse with customers regarding feedback, progress, and project requirements

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of proven experience as a Senior Software Engineer.
  • 3+ years of Python, JavaScript and Java
  • A passion for continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Familiarity with microservice architectures and API design
  • In-depth knowledge of both relational (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and non-relational 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
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SGS - Engineering

Senior Solutions Architect - Defense & National Security

Location Austin, TX
Experience Experienced

Location: US

Senior Solutions Architect 

Are you excited to help Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC) leverage massive amounts of data by deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to help improve the quality and speed of decision making? Are you ready to be a part of the world’s only full-spectrum AI company exclusively focused on national security and defense customers and their missions?  Then we want to hear from you! 
 
At SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS), we are helping customers across various services and agencies deploy AI in support of their mission to fuse together a wide set of data, adapt models in real-time, define and predict normal patterns of life, spot anomalies to anticipate decisions, and increase the speed and quality of decisions.  
 
As an SGS Senior Solutions Architect (SA), you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for designing machine learning solutions that leverage SGS capabilities to help our customers create high impact outcomes and help SGS define and implement a product roadmap to help customers with their needs.  You will be the key link between the customer and engineering teams helping turn desires and needs into technical solutions—influencing roadmaps and driving innovation.  This will require you to bring experience with machine learning, AI, and software development; strong people and customer engagement skills; and a desire to work in ambiguous environments to move requirements and use cases onto paper and into the hands of key customers.   

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience in design/implementation/consulting experience of Machine Learning/AI/Deep Learning solutions 

  • 3+ years of experience with one or more Deep Learning frameworks such as Apache MXNet, TensorFlow, Caffe2, Keras, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Torch and Theano 

  • 5+ years professional experience in software development in languages related to ML. 

  • 3+ years of experience of technical architecture, design, deployment and operational level knowledge of AI platforms, standards, protocols and devices 

  • Open in location of Washington, DC or Austin, TX—or a willingness to travel there as often as required for customer success. 

  • Ability to get a US security clearance.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) 

  • 5+ years of industry experience in predictive modeling and analysis 

  • Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relationships 

  • Technical sales or consulting experience and track record of helping customers with their AI needs 

  • Publications or presentation in recognized Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Data Mining journals/conferences 

  • Able to write production level code, which is well-written and explainable 

  • Experience handling large datasets 

  • Combination of deep technical skills and business to successfully interface with all levels and disciplines within our customers’ organization 

  • Strong preference to work in teams, ability to deal well with ambiguity, solid prioritization skills, and delivering results in a start-up environment. 

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance 

Clearance:  

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 

SparkCognition Government Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at SGS are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com. 

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Senior Solutions Architect - Government Systems

Location Austin, TX
Experience Experienced

Location: Washington, D.C; Austin, TX

Senior Solutions Architect 

Are you excited to help Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC) leverage massive amounts of data by deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to help improve the quality and speed of decision making? Are you ready to be a part of the world’s only full-spectrum AI company exclusively focused on national security and defense customers and their missions?  Then we want to hear from you! 
 
At SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS), we are helping customers across various services and agencies deploy AI in support of their mission to fuse together a wide set of data, adapt models in real-time, define and predict normal patterns of life, spot anomalies to anticipate decisions, and increase the speed and quality of decisions.  
 
As an SGS Senior Solutions Architect (SA), you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for designing machine learning solutions that leverage SGS capabilities to help our customers create high impact outcomes and help SGS define and implement a product roadmap to help customers with their needs.  You will be the key link between the customer and engineering teams helping turn desires and needs into technical solutions—influencing roadmaps and driving innovation.  This will require you to bring experience with machine learning, AI, and software development; strong people and customer engagement skills; and a desire to work in ambiguous environments to move requirements and use cases onto paper and into the hands of key customers.   

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience in design/implementation/consulting experience of Machine Learning/AI/Deep Learning solutions 

  • 3+ years of experience with one or more Deep Learning frameworks such as Apache MXNet, TensorFlow, Caffe2, Keras, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Torch and Theano 

  • 5+ years professional experience in software development in languages related to ML. 

  • 3+ years of experience of technical architecture, design, deployment and operational level knowledge of AI platforms, standards, protocols and devices 

  • Open in location of Washington, DC or Austin, TX—or a willingness to travel there as often as required for customer success. 

  • Ability to get a US security clearance.  

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) 

  • 5+ years of industry experience in predictive modeling and analysis 

  • Ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relationships 

  • Technical sales or consulting experience and track record of helping customers with their AI needs 

  • Publications or presentation in recognized Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Data Mining journals/conferences 

  • Able to write production level code, which is well-written and explainable 

  • Experience handling large datasets 

  • Combination of deep technical skills and business to successfully interface with all levels and disciplines within our customers’ organization 

  • Strong preference to work in teams, ability to deal well with ambiguity, solid prioritization skills, and delivering results in a start-up environment. 

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance 

Clearance:  

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 

SparkCognition Government Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at SGS are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@sparkcognition.com. 

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