Cloud Solution Architect

Posted Jul 29

Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favourite 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 organisations 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 organisation. With Confluent, organisations 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 energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise 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:

Are you interested in a role where you will guide some of the fastest growing companies in the world as they build cutting edge, business critical, data infrastructures?

Are you equally at home rolling up your sleeves and solving deep technical challenges using real time data solutions as you are presenting complex use cases to a varied business audience?

  • Is variety important to you? Can you picture yourself working on multiple projects simultaneously? Some will be short and sweet, others long satisfying journeys....
  • If the answer to these questions is yes then the Confluent Professional Services organisation could be your perfect next home.

Confluent's Professional Services organisation is far from a traditional vendor outfit, we are not defined by utilisation rate and margins, we are defined by customer success. The strategic significance of the team cannot be overstated - you will play a key part in leading and advising our customers to success. Our Commercial Solution Architects play an essential role in enabling our customers to successfully deploy and grow their Confluent Cloud.

The commercial team have been at the forefront of Confluent's Cloud adoption, they are Cloud native and growing fast, very fast. This will be the first Solution Architect for the commercial team in EMEA (part of the well-established Professional Services team in place for some years at Confluent) so on top of supporting our customers you will need to be contributing to building the organisation through strategic playbooks, opportunity identification, creating SKUs, and defining the team's processes. At the same time, we are hiring several Solution Architects for this team and are considering those of all experience levels.

No two days will be the same, you will work across all the public clouds so be prepared to always be learning and mastering new technologies, from Cloud network architecture, Security, monitoring, building integrations and automations, Data Warehouses and Lakehouses etc. You will need to contribute as fast growing tech companies are building ML and AI applications that deliver real time business differentiation.

In order to be successful in this role you will need to bring knowledge and passion for big distributed data systems and cloud architecture. Kafka expertise is an advantage but in no way a prerequisite, this is something we have and know that for the right people we can train in quick time. You will not be developing applications full time but you will need to give deep technical guidance to our customers' development teams.

Given the cloud focus of the role, the vast majority of the work can be done remotely so the travel expectation is very low.

Culture 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 empathetic

  • Hard working, you get things done
  • Hungry to learn in a field which is ever evolving
  • Adaptable to the myriad of challenges each day can present
  • Inquisitive and not afraid to ask all the questions, no matter how basic
  • Ready to roll up your sleeves and help others, getting involved in projects where you feel you can add value
  • Strive for excellence in your work, your team and the company

Come and build with us. We are one of the fastest growing software companies in the market. A company built on the tenets of transparency, direct communication and inclusivity. Come meet the streams dream team and have a direct impact on how we shape Confluent.



Come As You Are

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.