Pre-sales Engineer
Revolution Analytics - Palo Alto, CA

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Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and support for the open source “R ” statistical computing language. Our products, including Revolution R Enterprise and DeployR, enable statisticians, scientists and others to create superior predictive models, derive meaning from mission-critical data in record time, and easily make those models and derived learning available within the enterprise. Revolution Analytics works closely with the R community to incorporate the latest developments in open source R and with our clients to support their efforts to produce ground-breaking innovations in life sciences, financial services, defense technology and other industries where high-level analytics are crucial to success. The ideal candidate will not only be passionate about R but also be proficient in its use, have experience with data analysis in an enterprise data environment, enjoy working with customers, and love learning about new technologies that can integrate with R.

In addition, candidates should be solution oriented with an ability to stay cool while managing multiple tasks and changing priorities. This role involves interaction with a wide range of internal and external clients where the candidate will be viewed as a technical expert in both the R language, all of our software, and our extensions to the R language. Duties and Responsibilities: Be the technical expert that supports Sales through product demonstrations, expertise in product capabilities, and proof of concept applications. Respond to customer requests for information, and assist in installations and product use prior to sale.

Assist Marketing by developing white papers, relevant technical examples, and case studies. Work with the Marketing and Product Development teams to maintain currency on the technical capabilities of the product and the product roadmap. Actively communicate customer feedback to Sales and Marketing. Support product demonstrations at trade shows, seminars and other events.

Participate in training courses, support and consulting engagements as needed. Ability to travel up to 20% Required Qualifications: Strong verbal and written communication skills are absolutely critical. Highly proficient R programming skills including some experience with database interfaces. Experience in developing and presenting technical subject matter.

Minimum 3 years experience in a consulting/client-facing role including some interaction with enterprise IT, system integration, and development in both Windows and Linux environments. Some experience with other commercial data analysis packages such as SAS, SPSS, JMP, or Matlab. MS in Statistics, Computer Science, Math, Engineering, or related field. Local candidates only (Bay Area).

Additional Qualifications: Additional experience with one or more of the following: Hadoop, Netezza, Relational database management systems, Talend, Ab Initio, PMML, BI tools, web services, cloud computing, other programming languages (e.g. C, Java, Python). Experience the energy and excitement of a start-up company with solid financial backing – join Revolution Analytics. At a time when many companies are cutting back, we ’re still offering a competitive compensation package that includes a solid base salary, full health care including dental, long-term disability, and 401(k).

Revolution Analytics is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.