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Solutions Engineer - Canada (French Speaking)


Remote, Quebec, Canada

Job ID: R01224

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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 Solutions Engineers (Pre-Sales) drive the technical evaluation stage of the overall sales process, making them critical drivers of customer success as real time data streams become more and more important in the modern enterprise. In this role you will partner with account reps to be the technical advisor on the sales team, work very closely with the product management and engineering teams, and serve as a vital product advocate in front of prospects, customers, and the wider Kafka and Data Streaming communities. You will be a trusted advisor to Confluent customers as they undertake technical design and development of their end-to-end solution, be conversant with the current state and future roadmap of Kafka in open source and be able to identify known issues and inform them of upcoming fixes or workarounds. Youâll also be responsible for clear articulation of Confluentâs technical and product positioning to a wide variety of business and technical stakeholders, and for forging strong relationships with them throughout the sales cycle and beyond.   

What You Will Do:   

  • Location possibilities: Toronto, Montreal, Canada Remote  
  • Experience with distributed systems, infrastructure software like databases, message queues, data-focused SaaS, or Big Data products  
  • Confidence presenting to customers - a highly skilled, technical and business audience  
  • Clear, consistent demonstration of self-starter behavior and a desire to learn new things and tackle hard technical problems   
  • Proficiency in one of Java or Python or SQL  
  • Experience building or running cloud applications  
  • French speaking abilities will be a plus  
  • Exceptional presentation and communications capabilities. Confidence presenting to a highly skilled and experienced audience, including enterprise architects and C-level executives  
  • Clear, consistent demonstration of self-starter behavior and a desire to tackle hard technical problems   
  • Experience building and operating large-scale systems  

What You Will Bring:   

  • Previous sales engineering work experience  
  • Previous experience building solutions with Apache Kafka  
  • Work experience with data integration or application architecture  
  • Understanding of systems operations concepts (disk, network, operating systems, etc)  
  • Experience building and operating distributed systems  
  • Technical certs - CS degree or cloud developer/architect/administrator  

What Gives You an Edge:    


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