Solutions Architect
Confluent, Inc
6d ago

A typical week

at Confluent in this role may involvePreparing for an upcoming engagement, discussing the goals and expectations with the customer and preparing an agendaResearching best practices or components required for the engagementDelivering an engagement on-

site, working with the customer’s architects and developers in a workshop environmentProducing and delivering the post-engagement report to the customerProject work that may involve building tooling for another team, performance testing components for Engineering or improving documentation and knowledge base articlesHoning your skills, building applications and trying out new featuresCultureCulture is a huge part of Confluent, we’re searching for the best people who not only excel at their role, but also contribute to the health, happiness and growth of the company.

Inclusivity and openness are important traits, with regular company wide and team events. Here are some of the personal qualities we’re looking for : Smart, humble and empatheticHard working, you get things doneHungry to learn in a field which is ever evolvingAdaptable to the myriad of challenges each day can presentInquisitive and not afraid to ask all the questions, no matter how basicReady to roll up your sleeves and help others, getting involved in projects where you feel you can add valueStrive for excellence in your work, your team and the companyRequired skills and experienceExcellent technical skills and industry experience are a must, as you’ll be representing Confluent Inc, working with some of the best companies and sharpest minds.

Credibility is key, in the knowledge and skills you’ll be calling on and delivering to customers. We don’t expect everyone who joins us to be Kafka experts, but we do want to see some tentpole achievements and skills.

Deep experience designing, building, and operating in-production Big Data, stream processing, and / or enterprise data integration solutions using Apache KafkaExceptional interpersonal communications capabilities demonstrated through a history of successful B2B infrastructure software development projectsStrong desire to tackle hard technical problems and proven ability do so with little or no direct daily supervisionBachelor’s level degree in Computer Science or an engineering, mathematics, or another quantitative fieldProficiency in JavaUse of Amazon Web Services for running high throughput systemsSkilled in operating Linux, you know how to configure, tune and troubleshoot both RedHat & Debian based distributionsAbility to travel up to 50% of the time to client engagementsExtrasThere are always extra skills that can give you an edge, not necessarily just in technology : Previous experience building solutions that use Apache Kafka alongside Hadoop, relational and NoSQL databases, message queues, and related productsScala, Python or Go experienceCommercial acumen, experience working alongside commercial teamsPrior experience working for a technology startupProject management experience, working with any known methodology and more importantly, being able to scope, manage and deliver on a plan no matter how simple or complex Come as you are At Confluent, equality is a core tenant 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 broader our impact.

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