Solutions Architect

Seoul, South Korea /
Customer Solutions – Professional Services /
Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Coatue Management, Altimeter Capital and Franklin Templeton to join earlier investors Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures in the recent Series E financing of a combined $250 million at a $4.5B valuation. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

Solutions Architects drive customer success by helping them realize business value from the burgeoning flow of realtime data streams in their organizations. In this role you’ll interact directly with our customers to provide software development and operations expertise, leveraging deep knowledge of best practices in the use of Apache Kafka, the broader Confluent Platform, and complementary systems like Hadoop, Spark, Storm, relational databases, and various NoSQL databases.  Throughout all of these interactions, you’ll build strong relationships with customers, ensure exemplary delivery standards, and have a lot of fun building state-of-the-art data infrastructure alongside colleagues who are widely recognized as leaders in this space.

What we're looking for:

    • Deep experience designing, building, and operating in-production Big Data, stream processing, and/or enterprise data integration solutions using Apache Kafka
    • Exceptional interpersonal communications capabilities demonstrated through a history of successful B2B infrastructure software development projects
    • Strong desire to tackle hard technical problems and proven ability do so with little or no direct daily supervision
    • Bachelor’s level degree in Computer Science or an engineering, mathematics, or other quantitative field
    • Proficiency in Java or Python

What gives you an edge:

    • Previous experience building solutions that use Apache Kafka alongside Hadoop, relational and NoSQL databases, message queues, and related products
    • Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc)
    • Experience building and operating large-scale systems
Confluent is an infrastructure company founded in September of 2014 and led by the original authors and thought leaders behind Apache Kafka. We are building an open-source enterprise-class stream data platform for real-time data and stream processing centered around Kafka. We think this is a powerful way to manage data and we want to put it at the heart of every company.  We’re a small team, so your work will have a huge impact. We love open sourcing our code and writing about things we learn along the way.

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.

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