Remote, United States
Job ID: R00584
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:
Our Technologists are researchers, utility players, high performers, and accomplished data streaming experts operating with high agency and autonomy. We constantly learn the latest technologies and study the market landscape to educate and influence Confluent’s decision-makers.
As a Technologist at Confluent, you will perform a technical yet cross-disciplinary role that involves four key parts:
Thought Leadership: Shape the industry thinking around Event Streaming, focusing on Developers, Architects, CTOs, and Analysts. Drive adoption of Apache Kafka and Confluent products.
Product Direction and Prototyping: Recommend notable changes in technology direction to Product/Engineering. Prototype early-stage ideas, explore practicalities of different software approaches and formalize new strategies for implementing them. Contemplate new capabilities more than twelve months out from the current product roadmap.
Competition and Technology Trends: Track technology trends affecting Confluent’s trajectory, analyze competitive threats from a technology perspective and look for opportunities.
Credibility: Establish credibility for Confluent by engaging with critical C-level customers, industry analysts, etc.
What You Will Do:
Technologists spend approximately 50% of their time doing high-impact, long-term research investigations taking one quarter or more. Example research projects include:
Technologists spend the other ~50% of their time acting as utility players that support the company where strong technology and business acumen are needed: analyzing market trends, evaluating emerging competitors for key differentiation, briefing analysts, and meeting with customers’ executive leadership for strategic deals. Other examples may include:
What You Will Bring:
What Gives You an Edge:
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.
At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location. This position has an annual estimated salary of 229,600 - 269,800 USD, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.
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