Manager, Partner Solutions Engineering, Singapore

  • Location
    • Singapore
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 23, 2021
  • Function
  • Business Development
  • Sector
  • Data

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? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organisations 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 organisation. With Confluent, organisations 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 energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise 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.

We’re looking for a strong technologist and leader who will build and maintain a team of Partner Solutions Engineers (SEs) dedicated to supporting and growing the technical partnerships with Cloud, System Integrators and Technology Partners.

An effective Partner SE Manager will build trusted advisor relationships with employees, customers, and partners. Partner SE Managers are expected to be a player-coach so they need to have deep technical skills as well as understanding the business.

What you will do:

  • Lead a team of Partner Solutions Engineers to educate and enable partner architects on Kafka, Confluent and Event Streaming architectures, build differentiated solutions including Confluent technology and provide architecture guidance and recommendations
  • Strategize with Field Sales and Partner Managers on how to best support our partners and grow Confluent value
  • Lead, grow, and mentor your Partner SE team to develop and maintain the skills necessary to deliver proposed solutions and the surrounding ecosystem - Confluent, Kafka, Microservices, Linux, Kubernetes, Cloud Deployments, Data Sources and Sinks
  • Develop and improve processes and procedures to minimize errors, maximize efficiencies and ensure the team can scale exponentially - never recreate the same thing twice
  • Conduct typical management functions such as interview/hire qualified candidates, conduct performance reviews, and actively participate in employee career planning to help them achieve their long-term goals
  • Conduct partner presentations on the value proposition and technical solution set for strategic partners and focus areas throughout the Region
  • Function as a collector of region requirements to help guide the Confluent roadmap on the partners behalf

What we are looking for:

  • 2 or more years of experience managing people
  • Demonstrated experience architecting enterprise solutions for customers and/or partners
  • Experience with messaging, streaming and ETL products commonly used in the enterprise
  • 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 behaviour and a desire to tackle hard technical problems
  • 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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