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Confluent Solutions Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

With Confluent, organizations 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 organization 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 (Pre-Sales) 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 partner with account reps to be the technical advisor on 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 Data Streaming communities. You will be a trusted advisor to Confluent customers as they undertake technical design and development of their end-to-end solution, be conversant with the current state and future roadmap of Kafka in open source and be able to identify known issues and inform them of upcoming fixes or workarounds. Youâll also be responsible for clear articulation of Confluentâs technical and product positioning to a wide variety of business and technical stakeholders, and for forging strong relationships with them throughout the sales cycle and beyond.

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:

  • Previous sales engineering work experience

  • Previous experience building solutions with Apache Kafka

  • Work experience with data integration or application architecture

  • Understanding of systems operations concepts (disk, network, operating systems, etc)

  • Experience building and operating distributed systems

  • Technical certs - CS degree or cloud developer/architect/administrator

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Confluent Certified Developer or Confluent Certified Administrator ( https://www.confluent.io/certification/ )

  • Knowledge of K8 operations and cloud based distributed computing

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. 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.

At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location. This position has an annual estimated salary of $132,400 - $155,610 , a competitive equity package and is also eligible for additional commission and/or bonus pay. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE (https://confluentbenefits.com/) .

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