Senior Solutions Architect - Automotive

Sales Detroit, Michigan Santa Clara, California United States


Position at Wind River


 Senior Sales Solution Architect - Automotive



Wind River’s impact spans critical infrastructure domains such astelecommunications, including5G;industrial(automation, sustainable energy, robotics, mining), connectedhealthcare and medicaldevices,automotive(connected and self-driving vehicles), andaerospace & defense.We were recognized by VDC Research as#1 in Edge Compute OS Platforms, overtaking Microsoft as the overall commercial leader. Wind River regularlywins industry recognitionsfor excellence in IoT security, cloud and edge computing, as well as 8 consecutive years as a “TopWork Place”. If you’re passionate about amplifying your impact on the world, in acaring, respectful culture with a growth mindset, comejoin us and help lead the way into the future of the intelligent edge! 

At Wind River, we offer more than just a job. We provide competitive compensation and benefits. But we also have meaningful personal and professional growth opportunities derived from our fervent belief in cultivating a growth mindset. 


 About the Opportunity 

 Working with the leading provider of integrated Intelligent/embedded software solutions, you will work with the some of the most talented engineers in the Automotive industry to draft technical solutions to challenging problems.

As our customers look to gain a competitive advantage in this digital first world, they are looking to companies like Wind River to partner with in their journey.  Wind River is answering this call through our delivery of the world’s first Cloud Native Environment that enables developers of intelligent edge devices to transform and optimize their device life cycle from Development to Deployment, to Operations, and Servicing. 

Your opportunity is to join as a key member of a highly talented and highly motivated field engineering team. You will be responsible for understanding our customers business and technical needs and to work with them in the capacity of technical evangelist and trusted advisor in crafting the next generation of Intelligent systems. 



  • As an experienced Solution Architect in a customer facing role, you will partner with the Solution Specialist team to guide your customer through their Digital Transformation journey. Responsibilities include understanding their technical needs, architecting and demonstrating technical solutions through product presentations, Discovery/Technical workshops, proof of concepts/values, and evaluations in order to win the technical sale.
  • You will engage with customers in a consultative and business led approach striving to help them maximize their business transformation goals through aligning with Wind River’s Intelligent systems.
  • You will focus on crafting ideal technical solutions and business strategy that is win-win for customers and Wind River.


About You 

  • This position requires experience with Cloud Native technologies including Kubernetes, containers, microservices, etc., and a good understanding of AWS and Azure cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience with DevSecOps development methodologies including deep understanding of tools such as Gitlab, Jenkins, Docker, and others.
  • Strong C/C++ development, debugging, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills exhibited through technical presentations, demonstrations, white boarding, qualification.
  • Embedded software development and system architecture experience (e.g., RTOS, Linux, etc.).
  • Familiarity with Safety and Security standards and the applicable safety standards for Industrial/Automotive (IEC 61508/ISO26262) will be a plus.
  • Understanding of Classic/Adaptive Autosar will be a plus.
  • Familiarity with other languages such as Ada/Java/Python/Rust/Perl is a plus.
  • Previous experience in the Automotive vertical (both OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers).
  • Some amount of travel will be required



  •  BSCS or BSEE is required
  • 5+ years of embedded software development and/or solutions architecting
  • Deeper understanding of the software development life cycle.



  •  Flexible home office! We offer the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule or 100% remote
  • Named Top Workplace for the 8th year in a row
  • Wind River’s commitment to DEIB
  • 100% Employee covered Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance*
  • Flexible Time Off policy** + 12 observed Holidays
  • 401K with company match
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Wellness Benefits through Unmind

*varies by region and country 

** varies by region and country 



 This role is part of our Sales organization and has an On Target Earnings (OTE) consisting of 70% base salary plus a 30% variable commission.  Overachievement of the variable portion is possible.  The OTE range for this role’s listed grade level is currently $138,700-187,280 for Colorado, New York (except NYC) and New Jersey residents, and $164,200-232,800 for Northern California (SF Bay Area), NYC, Washington, DC, and Washington State residents. Salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, location and abilities of the applicant, and equity with other team members. Employees in this role are also eligible for the following benefits in accordance with the terms of the Company's plans: health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, flex time off, eligibility to enroll in 401k, 12 paid holidays. 



Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.