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Solutions Architect - Boston

$125k – $190k AngelList Est.
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Particle’s Solutions Architect team is hiring! We’re looking for great communicators and fast learners, technical and business creative folks who want to develop expertise in all aspects of designing and producing a connected product. We work closely with our most important customers as a guide for success and as an advocate, marshall the sales and engineering teams, and research and build impactful demos and content.
Enterprise sales at Particle are growing 400% year over year and our community of developers, product creators, and businesses is over 120,000 strong. Solution Architects play a key role in ensuring the success of our customers which include a majority of the Fortune 1000. Businesses are rapidly adopting connected devices and customers are looking for strategic partnership and thought leadership from solution providers. In short, the opportunity is immense.
Bring your best self every day as you develop and expand your expertise in rapid prototyping, manufacturing, product design, hardware and software development, cloud architecture, and business. You’ll work closely with and have access to Particle’s close-knit team of industry experts and engineers. You’ll build understanding of new industries and their challenges, and use your skills to advocate for your customers. As authoritative ambassadors of the Particle Community, our team engages thoughtfully to build relationships, focus and develop solutions, and guide the next wave of computing.
We're looking for creative, passionate, and analytical professionals who can learn on the go, and present to a crowd of experts. If you're constantly dreaming about how products and experiences could be improved, then this is your chance to work with your favorite brands to help them succeed.
If you can ship it, sell it, and think strategically, then you'll enjoy this engaging opportunity. This role will be very challenging for those with strong communications and engineering skills, but we’re committed to making it the role of a lifetime. If you’re still reading this, then apply today! We want to hear from you!
Investment in our people is critical to who we are as a company. From extensive onboarding to 360 feedback to your very own Culture Ambassador, you’ll have the tools navigate your own success from the start. From there, you’ll work with your manager to create your own growth path and the coaching to achieve it.


** First hand experience building and shipping hardware or software products through a complete customer-facing product development lifecycle
** Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, ship quickly, communicate well
** 5+ years in customer-facing pre-sales, technical architecture or engineering role
** A degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science is a plus
** Comfortable traveling inside the United States and worldwide about 25% of the time, but potentially more.


** This best fit for this role will be called on to invent, design, advise, and build hardware prototypes from start to finish. (CAD Designs as needed, electrical engineering, hardware design and architecture, component selection, firmware programming, server-side programming, front-end programming, enclosure design, actual physical construction of demos, etc). With lots of support from the team of course!
** You should be comfortable and confident designing and giving high-stakes impactful presentations of your work. We're talking large rooms full of experienced executives, engineers, and experts at very large companies.
** Working knowledge and willingness to learn and encourage best practices of software, electrical, and mechanical engineering
** General understanding of software cloud systems and SaaS platform architectures
** A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in an engineering discipline such as mechanical, electrical, or software Experience in a consulting context, managing both internal contributors, external subcontractors, and external clients.
** Experience working with or in China, or familiarity with manufacturing is great!
** Experience with industrial IoT products is a big plus!
** Experience with Particle is a huge plus!

Working at Particle

** Competitive health, dental, and vision benefits
** Stock options
** Flexible and open vacation policy
** Company mobile phone
** Commuter/telecommuter allowances
** Work from home and remote work supported and encouraged
** Generous parental leave policy
** Career planning and professional development
** Work with an unbelievably talented and close-knit team 
** New office in the heart of Boston!

About Particle
Particle is the most widely-used Internet of Things (IoT) platform. We've built the largest community of developers and engineers in the industry, and we've shipped more than hundreds of thousands of development kits to 170 countries. Hundreds of IoT products, from smart home appliances to industrial equipment, are being built on Particle's platform. We are committed to making it easy for anyone to get their products online, and we support product creators of any size — from Fortune 500s to blossoming entrepreneurs.
We are inspired by our mission of enabling the next technological revolution, and by the incredible products that people build on our platform. We also support our Particle family and community by embracing our core values of caring, curiosity, openness, joy, and trust.
Everyone is welcome at Particle. We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion and look for applicants who understand, embrace and thrive in a multicultural world. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Pursuant to the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records.

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