Senior Partner Solutions Engineer

Customer Solutions United Kingdom

Position at Confluent Europe Ltd.

With Confluent, organisations 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 organisation 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:

We’re seeking a strong technologist who will support and grow the technical partnerships with key Global System Integrators.   This role is pivotal in supporting and advancing technical partnerships through a variety of initiatives including co-developed solutions, strategic account engagements, and fostering the growth of Centers of Excellence among our partners. . You’ll be accountable for the outcome of these initiatives and frequently collaborate with both Confluent and Partner resources to drive success. 

Successful Partner Solutions Engineers typically have backgrounds as Technical Account Managers, Solution Engineers, or Professional Services. Still, they all share a passion for expanding Confluent’s partner ecosystem and delivering our customers the best of that world. For this role we are looking for a professional who has experience in working with GSIs and their technical executive stakeholders.

What You Will Do:

  • Present Confluent and explain value proposition to different audiences (Partner executives, Technical leaders, Architects, etc..)
  • Define, build, and deliver repeatable solutions that highlight the partner and Confluent’s joint value propositions
  • Build and manage relationships with key technical leaders
  • Collaborate internally to support Partner technical initiatives such as partner-driven scalable GTM assets, partner team enablement workshops, assessment, advice, and coaching
  • Advocate on behalf of Partners’ technical concerns (use cases, feature requests, support issues, e.g.) with Confluent internal teams and personnel, helping to bring those concerns to resolution
  • Provide architecture guidance and recommendations across solutions, offerings, and customer opportunities
  • Author whitepapers, technical articles, and blog posts
  • Help scale the team by building reusable content and programs
  • Ensure the successful onboarding, training, enablement, and certification of partner technical resources

What You Will Bring:

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience architecting complex enterprise solutions for customers and/or partners
  • Experience working with Global System Integrators in a similar role
  • Experience with messaging, streaming, and ETL products commonly used in the enterprise
  • Experience as a Sales Engineer or Technical Account Manager
  • Experience operating within and across cross-functional teams including product management, engineering, sales, marketing, etc
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand, and work with new and emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions

What Gives You an Edge:

  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka and/or other streaming technologies
  • Proficiency in multiple languages
  • Experience as a 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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