Solution Architect - Multi-Cloud Storage (Detroit) at SwiftStack
Detroit, MI, US

SwiftStack, a Gartner ' visionary' and the developer of the SwiftStack multi-cloud storage and data management system, is looking for a talented Solution Architect / Technical Consultant to join our Professional Services team. Our software, open-source at the core, enables organizations to store and manage Petabytes of data across private infrastructure and public clouds. SwiftStack integrates with Google Compute Platform and AWS, enabling customers to build hybrid storage clouds for their unstructured data, such as media assets, web-content scientific data, backups and logs.


As a Solution Architect / Technical Consultant at SwiftStack, you will be part of the Professional Services team designing, architecting and supporting our customers to implement large-scale cloud storage infrastructure. You will be a part of a top notch group that works closely with some of the best known brands in the Fortune 500 (see some of our customers here). This position is based in Detroit and is primarily focused on assisting clients in the automotive space but also involves working with other clients across the US. While much of the work we do can be delivered remotely, there will be approx. 10-20% travel.


You probably have a strong technical background in Linux system administration, DevOps, networking, distributed systems and know your way around a data center and the cloud. You also have experience working closely with large customers, in particular automotive clients, to design and integrate software infrastructure to support their on-premises and cloud applications.



  • Work with leading companies to design and implement the SwiftStack multi-cloud data management system in their data centers
  • Discover and analyze clients’ technical requirements
  • Design cloud storage solutions, including solutions architecture, cluster and networking design
  • Integrate solutions into clients’ enterprise IT environment
  • Assist clients with testing, including functional, operational and benchmarking testing
  • Project manage production go-live activities


  • Strong systems background in Linux-based platforms, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and/or Ubuntu
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience working with face-to-face with customers in a consulting or solution architect role
  • Expert technical background in IT —particularly storage, cloud infrastructure, and/or web-scale application technologies
  • Expertise in architecting and troubleshooting networking infrastructure such as 10GbE, L3 switching, and L4 load balancers
  • Experience with L4 protocols—especially http and rsync
  • Experience with configuration management tools, such as Ansible, Pupplet and/or Chef
  • Performance analysis of storage and x86 platforms
  • Experience with AD/LDAP
  • Some experience with Python and/or other language(s)
  • Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar degree/experience
  • Ability to travel (~25%) to customer sites


You’ll get the opportunity to learn and grow your technical skills. One of the most crucial aspects of your career choices is who you’ll be working with. At SwiftStack, you’ll be on a small team with some amazing talent, working closely with engineers from whom you will absorb good practices and learn new techniques and technology.

You’ll do real, valuable work. We’re a small team, so the work that you do here will be meaningful and have an impact on our customers and on us as a company.

You’ll become an expert in a fast growing technology area. Multi-cloud data management is an incredible fast growing area, expected by industry analyst to drive billions of dollars in revenue. It's a great space to advance your career in, and the skills you'll learn will differentiate you from the crowd.