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Media Solutions Engineer

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SwiftStack needs your expertise to architect modernized workflows in the digital media industry! SwiftStacks cloud storage software presence in the media world is expanding quickly, and many of our clients are leveraging SwiftStacks functionality not only as an improvement over LTO for archive but also to simplify and accelerate their ingest, editing, transcoding, rendering, and distribution workflows. And with SwiftStacks multi-cloud features, advanced clients are making cloud-bursting, multi-cloud DR, and portable applications a reality! Take a look at

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As a Solutions Engineer, you will work closely with our clients, prospects, and media partners to both understand and influence their workflows. You will also collaborate with SwiftStack’s solutions architects, marketing, and sales teams to identify, validate, and communicate where SwiftStack provides unique value.

In addition to the focus on media, you will have an opportunity to apply expertise and related technologies to additional cloud-native and cloud-ready workflows and infrastructures in other markets.


Engage with clients and prospects as a media expert alongside our Solutions Architects team to provide architecture and workflow recommendations.

Work closely with media partners (e.g., vendors of asset managers, transcoders, NLEs) to help them modernize and optimize their applications to be cloud-storage-friendly.

Validate workflows in a SwiftStack lab, partner lab, or customer environment, and document configuration details for repeatability.

Work closely with SwiftStacks marketing team to produce how-to guides, demo videos, and basic sales training materials so that SwiftStack and partner sales teams can clearly articulate the benefits of these modernized workflows.

Report directly to SwiftStacks VP of Solutions—thus influencing both sales and partnership strategies for the company.


5 – 10 years experience in the digital media industry implementing, managing, and/or using infrastructure for production or post-production workflows (or similar)

Hands-on experience with popular media industry applications (e.g., from vendors like Avid, Dalet, Evertz, Vizrt, Levels Beyond, Colorfront, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk)

Experience in storage, cloud infrastructure and/or web-scale application technologies

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

Consultative and collaborative work style

Self-starter and self-motivated—able to overachieve goals with relative autonomy

Technical background

Basic sysadmin skills in Linux and networking

Desired Skills & Experience

Strong understanding of legacy and cloud storage technologies

Basic scripting or coding skills

Familiarity with data protection strategies and software

Familiarity with Python, Kubernetes/Docker, AWS/Google/OpenStack clouds, HSMs, AD/LDAP, Nagios, encryption/KMS, and related technologies

Technical sales, technical marketing, and/or product management experience

Small company experience


World-class clients! (see

World-class colleagues!

Simple organization structure with direct access to everyone in the company

Great office location in the heart of San Francisco

Flexible work environment

Infinite opportunity to learn and grow new skills, expertise, and personal networks in a rapidly growing market

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