Director, Solution Engineering




Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations, the Director of Solutions Engineering will oversee the Solutions Engineering team responsible for working directly with customers to prototype and implement technical solutions to meet business objectives. You oversee many small teams operating with minimal supervision and own the execution of our Solutions Engineering projects from beginning to end.


  • Give operational guidance and technical oversight to the Solutions Engineering team.
  • Work with the Director of Operations on the strategic direction of the team to include the mission of the organization, annual operating plan, budgets, headcount, tooling and training requirements.
  • Mentor and train the Solutions Engineering team on user-centered design thinking, project management, technical implementation, and best practices.
  • Be a thought leader within the organization on how the GO platform drives quantifiable business results for our customers and drive discussion on the opportunities for development and expansion of our product line based on observations in our customer base.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for the Solutions Engineering team.
  • Oversee the creation and delivery of technical presentations and proof of concepts (POCs)  to our customers.
  • Own the responsibility for the team’s successful end-to-end execution of solution engineering deliverables for our most important customers.
  • Oversee and drive best practices for code development, maintenance, and sharing.
  • Track and report the status of Solution Engineering activities to the Senior Director of Operations and Executive Staff.
  • Collaborate with software engineering on architecture and technical implementation details regarding proof of concept delivery.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to drive the strategy of our accounts, including assistance with technical volumes in proposals, demo creation for upsell and expansion opportunities, and ideation  of novel POCs.
  • Collect product feedback on successful solutions, uses of our product, and challenges to feed into our product feedback cycle.
  • Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in a customer-facing, pre-sales, solutions engineering, or field engineering role
  • 5+ years leadership experience in building and managing high performing teams
  • 2+ years experience in remote sensing or GIS related field 
  • Experience using CRM tools like Salesforce as a productivity and management solution
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field  (engineering, physics, computer science, etc.) or equivalent experience Experience using GIS tools (i.e. QGIS, ArcGIS, etc)
  • Proficiency with Python
  • US Citizenship with an desire and ability to be granted a US Security Clearance 
  • Preferred
  • Experience with SAAS solution delivery to the US Intelligence Community
  • Experience working with EO, IR, SAR satellite data
  • Experience with telemetry data
  • Additional Information

    Orbital Insight is a fast growing provider of geospatial data and geo­-analytic services to commercial, nonprofit and public sector clients across the globe. Leveraging advancements in computer vision and cloud computing, Orbital Insight is turning millions of images into a big picture understanding of the world that is quantitatively grounded in observation, creating unprecedented transparency, and empowering global decision makers with new sources of objective, quantified socio­-economic insights.

    We are backed by marquee investors such as Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, In­-Q­- Tel and Bloomberg Beta, Orbital Insight is rapidly expanding its commercial and public sector capabilities. Come join us if you are unafraid to try new approaches and relentlessly seek to push the state of the art, taking projects all the way from prototype to production-ready.

    At Orbital Insight, we believe that a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our planet is the way to achieve our mission: to understand what is happening on and to the Earth.  Orbital Insight is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes and will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Orbital Insight.
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