Senior Solutions Engineer - Google Cloud Partnership (Remote)

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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.

About the role:
We’re looking for a strong technologist who will lead and grow our technical partnership with Google Cloud. You will collaborate across product, engineering, and field teams to build joint enterprise streaming solutions that highlight Confluent’s unique features.

Successful Cloud Partner Solutions Engineers typically have backgrounds as developers, solution architects, technical account managers, or product specialists, but they all share a passion for expanding Confluent’s partner ecosystem and delivering the best of that world to our customers.

What you will do:

  • Work with Google to build differentiated solutions and offerings that include Confluent Technology
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to guide technology strategy and influence product direction by working across Product Management, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, etc
  • Provide architecture guidance and recommendations across solutions, offerings and customer opportunities
  • Educate and enable cloud partner architects on Kafka, Confluent and Event Streaming architecture
  • Be a public advocate for Confluent on Google, leading webinars and speak at conferences
  • Author whitepapers, technical articles and blog posts
  • Create content, organize and deliver technical workshops to enable and educate partners
  • Build and manage relationships with key technical leaders at Google 

What you will bring:

  • Deep knowledge of Google Cloud strategy, products, organizational and operating models
  • Demonstrated experience architecting enterprise solutions for customers and/or partners on GCP
  • Experience with messaging, streaming and ETL products commonly used in the enterprise
  • Experience authoring, presenting and delivering technical material
  • Experience operating within and across cross-functional teams including product managements, engineering, sales, marketing, etc
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill, with focus on identifying shared business value around complex software solutions
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand and work with new and emerging technologies, methodologies and solutions
  • Passion for the role and strong commitment to excellence

What gives you an edge:

  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka and/or other streaming technologies
  • Experience serving as Technical Sales/Systems Engineer in a cloud environment or equivalent experience in a customer and/or partner-facing role.
  • Experience designing and building big data, stream processing and/or other distributed systems for Fortune 1000 companies
  • Experience working with global teams

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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.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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Confluent operates in the Big Data industry. The company is located in Mountain View, CA. Confluent was founded in 2014. It has 1682 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and Mental Health Benefits. To see all 195 open jobs at Confluent, click here.
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