Advisory Architect

Professional Services

Portland, Oregon

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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.

As Kafka and streaming data continue to transform the enterprise data landscape, scalable, enabled resources and teams of experts will continue to be in high demand.  As a Senior Leader within Confluent’s Professional Services organization, the Advisory Architect will be responsible for the strategic engagement of our largest enterprise customers throughout their streaming data adoption journey.  Join our dynamic, fast-growing Professional Services team and help us accelerate the delivery of streaming data for the enterprise. As the ideal candidate, you will work closely with multiple teams inside the organization and within our Partner organizations to drive consistency, provide best practices, and accelerate the realization of value for our customers through the adoption of data in motion capabilities.

Confluent is searching for an Advisory Architect to guide our most strategic customers on their adoption journey of the Confluent platform.   Many of these large and complex customers use Confluent’s products to support business-critical use cases but have not yet realized the value of a consistent and integrated platform, while others have not started their adoption in a meaningful way. Your goal will be to enable Confluent customers to unlock and accelerate business value realization by providing leadership and Confluent best practices to their adoption journeys.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with C-level executives to define streaming data adoption strategies.
  • Maintain C-Suite and line-of-business relationships within customer organizations as a trusted advisor
  • Lead enterprise customers through large-scale data transformation programs
  • Speak as a thought leader for enabling transformational change through Data in Motion
  • Identify opportunities to scale mechanisms and promote new ways of working across multiple customer-facing programs.
  • Identify gaps in Confluent go-to-market approach and cultivate services-led approaches to enable new value within our customers
  • Leverage in-depth knowledge of industry data trends to guide both customer and product decisions
  • Design and lead data innovation, modernization, and migration programs across complex organizations
  • Collaborate with services partners to build and execute data-in-motion transformation strategies
  • Manage complex enterprise focused, change management programs
  • Develop and promote governance models supporting the consistent use of streaming data technologies aligned to organizational strategies
  • Understand customer business drivers and strategies, architectures, adoption roadmaps, operating models, KPI, to measure and track value realization

Required skills and experience:

  • 15+ years of IT consulting experience in Customer-facing roles
  • Experience in the following transformation areas: Business value alignment and use case development, Complex program management, Enterprise Business/ IT Architectures, Executive agenda items and business metrics
  • Experience leading large-scale transformation projects
  • Experience with Agile Enterprise frameworks (e.g. SAFe ®, ITIL ® Sigma, Agile/SCRUM processes, etc.)

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Extensive customer relationship management experience and collaboration skills
  • Experience in leading a team or teams of consultants
  • Industry subject matter expertise (e.g. Retail, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership in areas of Digital Innovation, Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing, or IT Strategy
  • Experience designing, building, and operating complex data infrastructures
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with an ability to manage numerous, competing demands from stakeholders and customers
  • Experience creating and executing organizational change management strategies as part of a larger transformation
  • Deep interpersonal, presentation and negotiating skills to quickly establish rapport and credibility at all levels within an organization.
  • Ability to work well individually and within a cross functional team, geographically dispersed teams.
  • Ability to deconstruct complex topics into simple to consume subjects
  • Possesses a high level of energy, enthusiasm, engagement and commitment to action

Nice to have:

  • Experience with major cloud providers such as GCP, AWS and Azure
  • Prior experience with Big Data technologies (e.g. Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, etc.)
  • Attained Confluent Certifications
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