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Solutions Engineer

Customer Solutions

Remote, United Kingdom

Job ID: R01737

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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:

Confluent Solutions Engineers 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 be the key technical advisor to 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 Big Data communities. 


What You Will Do:

  • 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  
  • 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:

  • Becoming a Trusted Advisor to key customer personas we engage with including Software Engineers, Architects and Technical Executives to drive platform consumption 
  • Autonomously lead engagements with customers whilst working closely with Account Executive and other internal teams 
  • Having an understanding of MEDDIC/MEDDPICC or similar frameworks used for qualification 
  • Exceptional presentation and communications capabilities. Confidence presenting to a highly skilled and experienced audience, including enterprise architects and C-level executives 
  • Experience with technical sales of distributed systems, infrastructure software like databases, message queues, SaaS, or Big Data products 
  • Some experience in Java or Python and familiarity with developing ETL applications 
  • Bachelor’s level degree in Computer Science or relevant experience 

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Previous experience building solutions with Apache Kafka 
  • Understanding of systems operations concepts (disk, network, operating systems, etc) 
  • Experience building and operating large scale systems 


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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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