Advisory Architect (remote - Germany)

Customer Solutions Germany


Position at Confluent Germany GmbH

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? Thats the power of data in motion in actiongiving organisations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, were 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.


Were looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise Confluents 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 growwhether youre just starting out in your career or managing a large team, youll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.


About the Role:



As Kafka and streaming data continue to transform the enterprise data landscape, scalable, enabled resources and teams of experts will continue to be in high demand. As a Senior Leader within Confluents Professional Services organization, the Advisory Architect will be responsible for the strategic engagement of our largest enterprise customers throughout their streaming data adoption journey. Join our dynamic, fast-growing Professional Services team and help us accelerate the delivery of streaming data for the enterprise. As the ideal candidate, you will work closely with multiple teams inside the organization and within our Partner organizations to drive consistency, provide best practices, and accelerate the realization of value for our customers through adoption of data in motion capabilities


Confluent is searching for an Advisory Architect to guide our most strategic customers on their adoption journey of the Confluent platform. Many of these large and complex customers use Confluents products to support business critical use cases, but have not yet realized the value of a consistent and integrated platform, while others have not started their adoption in a meaningful way. Your goal will be to enable Confluent customers to unlock and accelerate business value realization by providing leadership and Confluent best practices to their adoption journeys.


Key responsibilities of this role:


    Design and lead data innovation, modernization, and migration programs across complex organizations

    Collaborate with services partners to build and execute data-in-motion transformation strategies

    Manage complex enterprise focused, change management programs

    Develop and promote governance models supporting the consistent use of streaming data technologies aligned to organizational strategies

    Understand customer business drivers and strategies, architectures, adoption roadmaps, operating models, KPI, to measure and track value realization

Required skills and experience:

    15+ years of IT consulting experience in Customer-facing roles

    Experience in the following transformation areas: Business value alignment and use case development, Complex program management, Enterprise Business/ IT Architectures, Executive agenda items and business metrics

    Experience leading large-scale transformation projects

    Experience with Agile Enterprise frameworks (e.g. SAFe ®, ITIL ® Sigma, Agile/SCRUM processes, etc.)

    For this role you must be based in Germany (fully remote so anywhere is fine) and fully business fluent in both written and spoken German.


Preferred skills and experience:

    Extensive customer relationship management experience and collaboration skills

    Experience in leading a team or teams of consultants

    Industry subject matter expertise (e.g. Retail, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, etc.)

    Demonstrated leadership in areas of Digital Innovation, Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing, or IT Strategy

    Experience designing, building and operating complex data infrastructures

    Strong organizational and project management skills with an ability to manage numerous, competing demands from stakeholders and customers.

    Experience creating and executing organizational change management strategies as part of a larger transformation

    Deep interpersonal, presentation and negotiating skills to quickly establish rapport and credibility at all levels within an organization.

    Ability to work well individually and within a cross functional team, geographically dispersed teams.

    Ability to deconstruct complex topics into simple to consume subjects

    Possesses a high level of energy, enthusiasm, engagement and commitment to action


Other Nice-to-Haves:

    Experience with major cloud providers such as GCP, AWS and Azure

    Prior experience with Big Data technologies (e.g. Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, etc.)

    Attained Confluent Certifications





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