Sr. Solutions Architect at Fauna
San Francisco, CA, US / Boston, MA, US / United States of America

At Fauna, we're poised to disrupt the world of enterprise software with a unique distributed database that marries relational querying, ACID compliance, end-to-end security and other mission critical capabilities with the global scale and availability seen in NoSQL systems. We're targeting a $40B+ operational database market, and that is only the beginning. We work diligently to craft a remote experience where every team and individual thrives.

Our software is four years in the making and we’ve taken the time to build things right. You’ll be part of a brilliantly talented team of experienced Solution Architects who have architected, built, and scaled massive distributed systems at companies such as Starbucks, Apple, Google, Microsoft, EA Sports, Capital One, and Disney, just to name a few. Your deep experience with Fauna’s customers will provide critical feedback to Fauna’s Product and Engineering teams, some of the same engineers who scaled Twitter, Microsoft, and Oracle, to set Fauna’s future product direction.

Fauna's Solutions Architects solve our clients' most challenging technical problems from initial design to implementation of FaunaDB. We are looking for experienced Solution Architects who are not only excellent technologists but also love to work with customers and deliver systems that drive tremendous business value.

What You Will Do:

  • Deliver Fauna DB solutions that accelerate customer time to go live and drive long term customer value
  • Design and build high performing Fauna DB solutions through data modeling, query design and optimization for latency and scale
  • Tune cluster operations for supportability, availability, resilience, scalability, and secure data operations.
  • Facilitate all phases of application lifecycle from design and development to production integration into customer enterprise architectures
  • As a critical technical voice of the customer, work closely with Engineering, Product, Sales, and Support to drive Fauna’s product roadmap
  • Partner with account teams to scope solution implementations while assessing technical opportunities, risks, and questions
  • Share your experience and build your brand by authoring blogs, conference presentations, whitepapers, and lessons learned from customer engagements
  • Help our customers build deep Fauna developer, operator, and architect skills by delivering instructor led training and other forms of enablement
  • Continually expand and deepen your technical skills by staying up to date on the latest enterprise architectures and data management trends
  • Help Fauna build an amazing company through contributing lessons learned, supporting internal projects, and automating all the things.
  • Travel to customer sites, conferences, and team meetings to work face to face and enrich your professional relationships.

What You Will Bring:

  • 4+ years designing and implementing production transactional enterprise data solutions on NoSQL platforms such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Couchbase, Hbase, etc.
  • Hands on data modeling and query tuning experience
  • Hands on application development experience in one or more of Java, Scala, Python, Go, C#, etc.
  • Familiarity with linux based production database operations in cloud and on premise, linux networking, monitoring, and troubleshooting, especially distributed systems at scale
  • DevOps experience is a plus
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent with advanced technical degrees a plus
  • Passion, hustle, and the ability to thrive on a distributed team within a fast-paced startup environment
  • Strong communication skills and experience presenting to technical audiences large, small, and one to one
  • Track record of operating independently with customer architects, developers, and operators to guide them down the path of successful software solution development and launch to production
  • A self starter who takes the initiative to improve both themselves and the team through continuous learning and development

Why Fauna?

We are Fauna! .... A well-funded Series A startup, building the first modern operational data platform without compromises or limits. We're backed by Point 72 Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), CRV, Data Collective, Quest Venture Partners, and many more leading Silicon Valley firms and led by the team that scaled Twitter.  We are remote friendly and based in San Francisco and Boston.

To build a great company requires exceptionally talented, passionate, and committed team members. Every day we are relentless in our mission to innovate, exceed customer expectations and continually make it easier for customers to utilize and deploy FaunaDB both in the cloud and on prem. If you are that type of person, we want to hear from you! In exchange for your hard work and great contributions, Fauna provides all of its Fauns with an exceptional compensation, equity, and benefits package along with the opportunity to work remotely.


Heidi Burns

Community Manager

Heidi joined WIN in February 2016 as Head of Community. Prior to WIN, Heidi founded Project Happy Hearts and has held positions at DocuSign, Eventbrite and H.Bloom. She studied business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. As a Southern California native she enjoys spending her spare time at the beach and rooting for the Lakers.

Patrick Blute

Community Manager

Patrick Blute is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Before studying Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Patrick was a travel show host touring in over 54 countries. He has worked with companies such as Switch Communications, BackOffice Associates, National Geographic, and as a theatre producer in New York. He is an active alumni of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and passionate about content creation, event management, and public speaking. Patrick is extremely excited to work in the intersection of technology and culture.

Jonathan Pines


jp Before joining WIN, Jonathan co-founded GiftRocket (Y Combinator W11) and was a Software Engineer at Facebook. He is also an active angel investor. Jonathan studied math at Stanford and CS at Harvard. He enjoys thinking about interesting ideas and helping founders make them happen.

Kevin Webb


kw Having grown up and been educated in Silicon Valley, Kevin has had little choice but to become completely dependent on the Internet. He studied Human Biology at Stanford, and has worked at companies such as Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM) and FunnyOrDie, as well as the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Kevin’s background lies primarily in writing, web design, and social marketing, and when he’s not working on WIN, he’s generally spending time with friends or writing field shows for the Stanford Band.

Jeremy Schneider


jJeremy Schneider joined WIN as a Senior Associate in January, 2011. Prior to WIN, Jeremy was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he focused on technology companies and worked in the Private Equity Group. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, where he majored in History. He has a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from The University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. Jeremy grew up in the Bay Area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs and to immerse himself in the world of start-ups.

Michael Neril

Co-Founder and Affiliate

Michael has worked with technology startups for 15 years as an advisor, investor, co-founder or operator.   Michael is a co-foundmner of Webb Investment Network (“WIN”), which he launched in 2010. As Managing Director, Michael led all investment activities for the firm, focused largely on enterprise cloud applications, marketplaces, and mobile marketing platforms, investing in over 50 companies across these sectors. Prior to WIN, Michael worked at LiveOps, a cloud-based contact center and labor marketplace, where he ran business development for its next-generation virtual work marketplace.  While there, he also incubated and ran the fastest growing product line within the Company. Michael joined LiveOps after it acquired the second of two technology startups which he co-founded called Ooreka, a virtual work marketplace.  Michael started his career as an investment banker in ING Barings’ Technology Group where he primarily advised venture-backed startups on M&A and corporate finance activities. Michael is also a mentor at several startup accelerators. Michael earned a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.  

Maynard Webb


mw Maynard Webb is a 30-year veteran of the technology industry. An active leader in the technology and business community, Maynard serves as a board member, investor, philanthropist and mentor to young entrepreneurs. As the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, Maynard brings his experience developing and leading high-growth companies. WIN provides its portfolio companies with mentorship and on-demand access to an affiliate network of over 80 industry experts.

Irene Webb


“iw” Irene has been involved in the tech world since 1982. After graduating Rutgers with a degree in statistics, and forecasting sales for Breck and Pine Sol products at American Cyanamid, she went on to earn her MBA from East Carolina University. Eager to begin her tech career outside of her home state of New Jersey, she took a programming job (and later finance roles) with IBM in Boca Raton, Florida where she first met Maynard. Irene later worked at Thomas Conrad and then Quantum Corp before taking leave to focus on her family. She came out of retirement in 2010 to manage WIN's finances. When not managing WIN's budget, Irene enjoys traveling and playing golf.

Katie So’Oto

Executive Assistant

“ks” Katie comes to WIN with years of administrative experience from her prior roles at Tellme, (a Microsoft subsidiary), Russell Reynolds Associates and most recently Sofinnova Ventures. She brings a wonderful, positive attitude and service oriented approach to her role. Katie is a bay area native and lives in Redwood City with her husband and four boys.

Dena Porter

Business Operations Manager

WINteamHeadshotsDPDena brings more than a decade of ‘behind-the-scenes’ productivity and organizational knowledge to the fast-flowing stream of information and infrastructure at WIN. She has held positions in Silicon Valley start-ups fusionOne and Baynote and has teamed with Maynard for years at eBay, LiveOps and now WIN. Dena is fascinated by all things technology keeping her in tune with WIN’s existing and prospective portfolio companies.