Solutions Architect - Central (Remote)

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Job Description

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.We are looking for a Solutions Architect to join our Customer Success team. As a Solutions Architect (SA), you will help customers leverage streaming architectures and applications to achieve their business results. In this role, you will interact directly with customers to provide software architecture, design, and operations expertise that leverages your deep knowledge of and experience in Apache Kafka, the Confluent platform, and complementary systems such as Hadoop, Spark, Storm, relational and NoSQL databases. You will develop and advocate best practices, gather and validate critical product feedback, and help customers overcome their operational challenges. Throughout all these interactions, you will build a strong relationship with your customer in a very short space of time, ensuring exemplary delivery standards. You will also have the opportunity to help customers build state-of-the-art streaming data infrastructure, in partnership with colleagues who are widely recognized as industry leaders, as well as optimizing and debugging customers existing deployments.Location:Anywhere in Central, USA with 60-75% travel expected.ResponsibilitiesHelping 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 groupsBuilding tooling for another team or the wider company to help us push our technical boundaries and improve our ability to deliver consistently with high qualityTesting performance and functionality of new components developed by EngineeringWriting 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 RequirementsDeep experience designing, building, and operating in-production Big Data, stream processing, and/or enterprise data integration solutions, ideally using Apache KafkaDemonstrated experience successfully managing multiple B2B infrastructure software development projects, including driving expansion, customer satisfaction, feature adoption, and retentionExperience 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 systemsExperience with Java Virtual Machine (JVM) tuning and troubleshootingExperience with distributed systems (Kafka, Hadoop, Cassandra, etc.)Proficiency in JavaStrong desire to tackle hard technical problems, and proven ability to do so with little or no direct daily supervisionExcellent communication skills, with an ability to clearly and concisely explain tricky issues and complex solutionsAbility to quickly learn new technologiesAbility and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time to meet with customersBachelor-level degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or another quantitative field>Bonus PointsExperience helping customers build Apache Kafka solutions alongside Hadoop technologies, relational and NoSQL databases, message queues, and related productsExperience with Scala, Python, or GoExperience working with a commercial team and demonstrated business acumenExperience working in a fast-paced technology start-upExperience managing projects, using any known methodology to scope, manage, and deliver on plan no matter the complexity>Come As You AreAt 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.Click here to review our California Candidate Privacy Notice, which describes how and when Confluent, Inc., and its group companies, collects, uses, and shares certain personal information of California job applicants and prospective employees.#LI-Remote