Strategic Solutions Engineering Leader


Posit’s Mission

Posit’s mission is to create free and open-source software for data science, scientific research, and technical communication. We aim to enhance the production and consumption of knowledge by everyone, regardless of economic means. Our goal is to facilitate collaboration and reproducible research, critical to the integrity and efficacy of work in science, education, government, and industry. As a different kind of software company, we are proud to build and sell products that help people understand and improve the world through data.

The Sol-Eng Team

Posit’s Solutions Engineering (Sol-Eng) team aims to reduce the distance between Posit’s customers and our Pro and Open Source offerings. We lead with curiosity and technical excellence, combining deep knowledge of our products and market, empathy, and kindness. The team understands IT/Admin practices and tools to help customers deploy, install, configure, and use our professional products.

Missions at Posit

  • Collaborate with Sales to prove the technical value of our software in demos, customer proof of concepts, and live Q&A.
  • Help customers get up and running in architecture and advisory sessions, as well as long-term engagements.

Our customer-facing work yields deep expertise, used to provide the voice of the customer inside Posit. We experiment with product configurations and integrations, creating websites, articles, documents, presentations, and demos to share with customers.

In customer meetings, we engage with IT/Admins installing, configuring, and integrating Posit’s Pro Products. We also meet with data scientists and teams to enhance their workflows using Posit’s Pro Products. The team comprises 17 members, including a director and one manager.

The Role

As a manager reporting to the head of Sol-Eng, you play an essential role in the team’s leadership. Your responsibilities include:

  • Developing the team’s people and processes.
  • Hiring and onboarding new team members.
  • Leading the pre-sales focused parts of our work, collaborating with Sales and managing relevant staff.
  • Handling pre-sales customer escalations.

Additionally, you assist in setting the team’s direction, building a culture of psychological safety, technical excellence, and continuous improvement. You also contribute to creating team-wide processes, communicating with other teams, and ensuring alignment with the company’s goals.

Broad Timeline

By the end of your third month, you will have:

  • Met the Sol-Eng team and a meaningful fraction of the company.
  • Installed and configured our Pro Products, gaining hands-on experience.
  • Joined customer calls, including demos and IT architecture discussions.
  • Begun managing 3-4 team members.

By the end of your first year, you will have:

  • Begun managing several people.
  • Owned part of the team’s process for identifying and completing work.
  • Identified opportunities for meaningful improvement to team processes.
  • Developed relationships with people across the company.

Working at Posit

We welcome all talented colleagues and are committed to a culture that represents diversity in all its forms.

  • We prioritize giving ourselves “focus time” for deep work, minimizing meetings and operating asynchronously.
  • We are a learning organization, taking mentorship and career growth seriously.
  • Posit operates under a unique sustainable business model with over 50% of engineering dedicated to creating free and open-source software.


  • Competitive compensation with extensive human-first, people-focused benefits.
  • 100% coverage of medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees and their families.
  • Supplemental mental health and wellness benefits available via Ginger.
  • Gender-neutral paid parental leave, 401k enrollment, profit-sharing bonus, and more.

Posit is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

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