Engineering Site Lead, EMEA

Engineering Leadership

Remote, Poland

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favourite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organisations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organisation. With Confluent, organisations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Role:

In this role, the EMEA Site Lead will be responsible for building out a new engineering site from inception.  The role will be responsible for building out the initial team, setting a hiring and recruiting strategy, developing local infrastructure, and working closely with partners in HR, Finance, Legal and others to make sure the site can be successful long-term.  The leader in this role will be responsible and accountable for the success of engineering teams in the site including, but not limited to, delivery on key engineering initiatives, enabling career growth and development opportunities for all individuals in the site, and working closely with global peers to enable success across teams.

Though the role is set for Poland, we are open to leaders in nearby locations.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead, inspire, and hire across Engineering teams in EMEA
  • Collaborate with the Executive Team, Product Management,  and global engineering teams to come up with technology strategy and deliver highly available, fault-tolerant services and a SaaS platform
  • Work in multi-functional agile teams to regularly experiment, iterate, and deliver on new product objectives with end-to-end responsibility for your team's goals
  • Be completely engaged and lead technology strategy, implementation, development life cycle and delivery of the product suite
  • Create and nurture a culture of technical excellence and innovation

What We're Looking For:

  • 10+ years of commercial enterprise product and cloud services development experience
  • Effective leadership, influencing, mentoring skills and ability to inspire team members
  • Demonstrated ability to come up with technology strategy with extensive leadership experience in leading and managing large geographically distributed engineering teams
  • Experience in leading development of cloud services with microservice-based architectures hosted in leading cloud environments (AWS, Azure or GCP)
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Previous experience leading an overall site working with teams across AMER, APAC, and EMEA
  • Previous experience opening up a remote office including developing the overall strategy, identifying the hiring and recruiting strategy, and adjusting overall approach to meet local needs and customs

Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.

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Best Teammates on Planet Earth
Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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