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Solutions Architect

Customer Solutions

Remote, France

Job ID: R01585

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Description

With Confluent, organisations can harness the full power of continuously flowing data to innovate and win in the modern digital world. We have a purpose that drives us to do better every day – we're creating an entirely new category within data infrastructure - data streaming. This technology will allow every organisation to create experiences and use the power of data in ways that profoundly impact the way we all live. This impact is our purpose and drives us to do better every day.

One Confluent. One team. One Data Streaming Platform.

Data Connects Us.

About the Role:

We’re seeking a strong technologist who will support and grow the technical partnerships with key Global System Integrators.   This role is pivotal in supporting and advancing technical partnerships through a variety of initiatives including co-developed solutions, strategic account engagements, and fostering the growth of Centers of Excellence among our partners. . You’ll be accountable for the outcome of these initiatives and frequently collaborate with both Confluent and Partner resources to drive success. 

Successful Partner Solutions Engineers typically have backgrounds as Technical Account Managers, Solution Engineers, or Professional Services. Still, they all share a passion for expanding Confluent’s partner ecosystem and delivering our customers the best of that world. For this role we are looking for a professional who has experience in working with GSIs and their technical executive stakeholders.

What You Will Do:

  • Helping a customer determine his/her platform and/or application strategy for moving to a more real-time, event-based business. Such engagements often involve remote preparation; presenting an onsite or remote workshop for the customer’s architects, developers, and operations teams; investigating (with Engineering and other coworkers) solutions to difficult challenges; and writing a recommendations summary doc.
  • Providing feedback to the Confluent Product and Engineering groups
  • Building tooling for another team or the wider company to help us push our technical boundaries and improve our ability to deliver consistently with high quality
  • Testing performance and functionality of new components developed by Engineering
  • Writing or editing documentation and knowledge base articles, including reference architecture materials and design patterns based on customer experiencesHoning your skills, building applications, or trying out new product featuresParticipating in community and industry events
  • Participating in community and industry events

What You Will Bring:

  • Deep experience designing, building, and operating in-production Big Data, stream processing, and/or enterprise data integration solutions, ideally using Apache Kafka
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing multiple B2B infrastructure software development projects, including driving expansion, customer satisfaction, feature adoption, and retention
  • Experience operating Linux (configure, tune, and troubleshoot both RedHat and Debian-based distributions)
  • Experience using cloud providers (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure) for running high-throughput systems
  • Experience with Java Virtual Machine (JVM) tuning and troubleshooting
  • Experience with distributed systems (Kafka, Hadoop, Cassandra, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Java
  • Strong desire to tackle hard technical problems, and proven ability to do so with little or no direct daily supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to clearly and concisely explain tricky issues and complex solutions
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time to meet with customers

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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.

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