Professional Services

Semantic Solutions Architect (Remote)

Preferable Location(s): Raleigh, United States of America
Work Type: Full Time

Our growing professional services team is looking for highly motivated full stack architects / developers/ consultants familiar with semantic technologies. Candidates should have experience or strong interest in working with Knowledge Graph technologies. The ideal candidate should excel at discerning the essence of complex problems and be creative in formulating solutions that use or extend the capabilities of our product and technology stack. Working for TopQuadrant brings you the opportunity to use cutting edge approaches ranging from semantic Knowledge Graphs systems (RDF, SHACL) to JavaScript/React, GraphQL, and other programming (Scala/Python/Java).

Semantic Solutions Architects work on customer projects that use our flagship product TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (EDG) and the Linked Data standards it is based on to implement information management solutions. The role requires a person with strong skills for analyzing customer requirements and defining the appropriate solution design that considers all the required configurations and customizations of TopBraid EDG. Assisting customers with implementation activities is also a required skill.

The right candidate is a self-starter and quick learner interested in working with Knowledge Graph technologies to solve customer information management problems. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required for close collaboration with customers, with our product development team located in Raleigh and with other TQ colleagues who are distributed across the US and Europe. Occasional travel will be required to customers throughout North America and Europe. However, most of the work will be performed remotely from TQ offices or a home office.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working with customers and other TQ consultants to understand requirements, assess them against product capabilities; and design approaches for configuring product capabilities to fully meet customer requirements.
  • Utilizing GraphQL, SPARQL and scripting technologies for developing services, data transformations and rules. 
  • Testing performance of data models, queries and algorithms.
  • Documenting deliverables and educate customers on their use of TopBraid EDG through product trainings and workshops, knowledge transfer and mentoring

What we’re looking for:

Required Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • 3+ years software development experience, with skills in software engineering practices including version control using GitHub
  • Working knowledge of: HTML, CSS, JSON, JavaScript as a programming language
  • Understand template-driven application development to work with our semantic platform
  • Experience integrating full stack solutions with other enterprise infrastructure components 

Communication Skills and Work Habits

  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer presence
  • Ability to work well independently as part of a distributed team
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Creativity in dealing with loosely defined requirements
  • Willingness to travel occasionally


  • Experience in developing semantic models using SHACL or RDFS/OWL/SPARQL to address customer requirements
  • Practical understanding and experience implementing data governance/information management solutions
  • Experience with Java and/or Scala
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience using JS libraries such as React, jQuery and Bootstrap
  • Experience using machine learning technologies
  • Experience with RDBMS such as Oracle or MySQL
  • Previous work with rules and rule-based system
  • Experience conducting training sessions
Working at TopQuadrant is best exemplified by our values:

  • Possibility (aka the “Why Not” mentality): We embrace new ideas and ways of thinking because we never let an opportunity to “level up” pass us by. Piloting and testing good ideas will keep us learning. In general, moving faster is better.
  • Humility (aka “Gate check your baggage”): Best ideas win. We check our assumptions and our egos at the door. Titles, the “the way things were,” or “should have been” just don’t matter. The best ideas focus on the greater good. When in doubt, customers (and customer value) knows best.
  • Ownership: Finish lines matter. We expect ourselves and each other to step up and own processes and outcomes to completion. We give credit, let decision makers decide, ask for and give feedback, point fingers inward first, examine every cost, and never make excuses because that’s what makes great teams great.
  • Partnership: Customers value us because we provide them with superpowers they’ve never had. We do not simply provide a product or service, we engage as equal partners in their solution. We influence the outcome and express our expertise and opinions unapologetically. And when we succeed, we share in the value we deliver because we value our time, our technology, and ourselves.
  • Teamwork:  Be the person you’d want to work with. Build each other up.

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