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Senior Forward Deployed Solutions Engineer (Federal) - Instabase

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Job Title
Senior Forward Deployed Solutions Engineer (Federal)
Job Location
Washington, DC, United States (Hybrid)
Job Description

At Instabase, we're passionate about democratizing access to cutting-edge AI innovation to enable any organization to solve previously unsolvable unstructured data problems in their industry.  With customers representing some of the largest and most complex organizations in the world, and investors like Greylock, Andreessen Horowitz, and Index Ventures, our market opportunity is near infinite.

Instabase offers a consumption-based pricing model where customers can pay only for what they use, aligning directly with the value our products deliver. It empowers our clients to explore our AI Hub platform features extensively, enabling them to uncover crucial business insights. This customer-centric model allows Instabase to glean insights from diverse use cases and behaviors, ensuring we deliver top-tier solutions that provide unmatched advantages for everyday business operations.

With offices in San Francisco, New York, London and Bengaluru, Instabase is a truly global company. We are people-first, and we've built a fearlessly experimental, endlessly curious, customer obsessed team who work together and help organizations around the world turn their unstructured data into insights instantly.

Our Solutions Engineering Team is the foundation of our customer’s experience and success with Instabase. This team will build and publish apps on the Instabase marketplace platform and develop custom end-to-end solutions to the most critical and strategic NP-hard problems for our customer’s operations. 

As a FDSE, you’ll be vital in supporting the largest federal agencies and systems integrators. As we expand into new areas- you’ll grow alongside and architect new solutions. You’ll use Python to solve programmatic and machine learning use cases that are fundamental to extending our library of apps, incorporating custom requests/input from our customers. The apps you build will get published on Instabase’s marketplace platform. 

What you’ll do:

  • Design and architect solutions which will change how customers manage complex and unstructured data in the future.
  • Develop apps and solutions on our platform that will be a direct translator into company revenue. 
  • Act as a front-line advisory service to some of the largest companies in the world.
  • Code innovative solutions which solve our customers' most complex data problems.

About you:

  • You are a high-performing developer (preferably with Python) with experience working on programmatic and machine-learning use cases
  • You enjoy influencing product development by learning and working alongside the top and largest federal agencies.
  • You have an interest in AI and keep up to date with the latest trends, e.g. LLMS, Generative AI
  • Passionate about understanding, building and scaling as a front-line advisory service for our customers.
  • Strong ability to articulate technically complex subjects to audiences of any technical level. 
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with full-scope polygraph.


Instabase is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Research shows that in order to apply for a job, women feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria while men usually apply after meeting about 60%. Regardless of how you identify, if you believe you can do the job and are a good match, we encourage you to apply.

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Instabase Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Instabase Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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Instabase Funding Rounds

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  • Series C

    $45,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $15,039,452 USD

  • Series B

    $105,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $23,200,000 USD

  • Seed

    $3,750,000 USD

  • Seed

    $20,000 USD