Solutions Engineer

04 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We would like you to be an experienced Solutions Engineer with a passion for delighting customers. You will implement our customer data solution to enterprise business and upstart SMEs. You will configure, extend and adapt our platform to solve new problems, improve performance or test hypothesis. You will use your technical skills and experience to implement and tailor solutions for our clients. You're able to read between the lines to spot opportunities to over-deliver.

We believe that top engineers are adaptable and multi-disciplinary. We take a ('full stack' -I think we need another term here as techies may think we require front and backend dev skills) approach to solution engineering, so you'll take care of planning, testing, implementing, deploying and supporting our solution.

We would like you to have a passion for data; shaping, extracting, gathering, storing, linking and aggregating data will be at the heart of what you do. You enjoy being highly technical but client-focussed and are able to work with customers without oversight, can explain the solution to both engineers and marketers. You pride yourself on attention to detail but have a delivery mind-set. Resilient and adaptable, you find smart solutions to problems no matter what obstacles you encounter.

Skills HTML, Communication, Adaptable, Attention to Detail, SQL, Linux, Problem solver, Start-up, Software Engineering, Data, Testing, Mathematics, Bash, Solutions Engineer, Groovy scripting, Java Environment, client-focussed


Skills & Experience
  • You are fluent in SQL, writing complex SQL statements quickly with little/ no reference material
  • You are able to use your knowledge of HTML and JavaScript to push things along
  • Experience in a Linux, Bash, Groovy scripting, Java environment
  • Management of own work and communication with clients

About us

Fospha is an analytics company looking at user journeys through online and offline systems. These journeys happen when users are doing various activities such as buying goods, reading content, communicating with each other and learning. Our work is therefore relevant to many industry sectors and combines computer science, software engineering, mathematics, data science and user interface design.

Fospha is a growing early stage company. This makes it an exciting place to work for people who like the challenge and opportunity of finding their way in a rapidly growing market. Fospha has many existing paying customers, substantial revenues and a large number of active prospects. This means that our work is focused on what real customers need and our messaging and product market fit is being tested daily with our clients. We have both large enterprise clients in the UK and the US as well as small clients giving us exposure to a wide range of client concerns.

The largest current demand we have is to help companies discover, report on and improve the economics of acquiring new customers and to attribute customer acquisition costs to the value those customers generate over their lifetime. This involves data integration to follow user activities over time and across different systems, correlation and analysis to link together the actions of individual users across all the devices they might be using, segmentation of users against the routes they arrive on, their behaviour and their outcomes, and predictive modelling to identify probable outcomes and trigger automatic interventions to improve those outcomes.

Related to this are specialisms that Fospha is developing in product recommendation and in fraud detection and credit risk modelling based on user behaviour, as well as emerging opportunities to apply the same customer journey focused technology to learner journeys in online learning and social media platforms.

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