Manager, Technical Support Engineering (US - Remote)

Customer Success Engineering & Global Technical Support

Remote, Texas

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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 favorite 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 organizations 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 organization. With Confluent, organizations 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 energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize 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:

Confluent’s Global Technical Support Team is a critical part of why our customers love us. Our Managers of Technical Support are responsible for leading teams of engineers as they work to support our customers throughout the development and operation of Confluent Platform environments.  Strong empathy and communication skills are a must. You should have a passion for making customers successful and be willing to contribute to the development of processes needed for scaling a fast-growing team.  This position is US remote.

What You Will Do:

  • Build a great team and company. Help to develop strong relationships, capabilities, and  experience among Confluent team members
  • Manage, grow, and mentor a team of remote and/or local engineers, including owning the hiring process for adding members added to your team
  • Help develop and continually improve Confluent support offering and operations for existing and new products
  • Respond to and resolve customer escalations - this will involve being in an on-call rotation
  • Coordinate staffing and scheduling of on-call rotations between your team members,  working with other managers to ensure seamless coverage across timezones
  • Own the relationship between support and core engineering and, when necessary, help coordinate escalations across functional groups within Confluent to help meet customer needs
  • Collaborating with other teams involved in Customer Success, such as professional services or training
  • Work closely with the team behind Apache Kafka!

What We're Looking For:

  • 3+ years of experience hiring and managing technical teams of local, remote, and/or international employees
  • Experience working in a customer facing support role
  • Strong experience handling both customer-facing and internally escalated issues
  • Passion for process development and data-driven decision making
  • A desire to make customers successful through direct interaction
  • Experience working cross-functionally to develop and improve processes and to resolve issues

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. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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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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