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 Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. 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!
Internship Job Description:
Confluent is searching for a Technical Account Manager (TAM) to join a growing team in its early stages. This individual will serve as the technical champion for many of our enterprise customers. In this role, you will function as the primary point of contact for all technical, product and support questions on a day-to-day basis and will coordinate with the various Confluent teams to ensure that Confluent team resources are leveraged efficiently to make your customers successful.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to build broad experience with Kafka, the Confluent Platform and work with a variety of organizations ranging from new start-ups to large enterprise customers. Throughout all of these interactions, you will build strong relationships with customers, ensure exemplary delivery standards, and have a lot of fun helping our customers build state-of-the-art streaming data infrastructure alongside colleagues who are widely recognized as leaders in this space.
A typical week at Confluent, in this role, may involve:
Champion and advocate for the customer within Confluent – you will be the voice of the customer and will have to coordinate between Confluent’s Sales, Product, Services, Support and Training teams to drive customer success
Developing and presenting periodical customer reviews to Confluent senior management
When necessary, roll up your sleeves and dig in to help address customer issues alongside Confluent Support Engineers and Core Engineering
Leverage knowledge of your customers’ environments to assist Support Engineers and Professional Services teams in better serving your customers
Leverage knowledge of your customers’ environments and use cases to influence the roadmap of Confluent products
Complete analysis and present periodic reviews of operational performance to customer leadership
Provide detailed reviews of service disruptions, metrics, detailed pre-launch planningHelp to educate your accounts on best practices for using Confluent platform
When necessary, recommend proactive measures to help customers avoid issues and to ensure customer success (e.g. professional services engagements, training sessions, on-site visits, etc.)
Type and Timing of Internship:
What We Are Looking For
Demonstrated success in Customer Success, Customer Support or Professional Services function for a product / SAAS company with enterprise customers
Strong desire to tackle hard technical problems and proven ability do so with little or no direct daily supervision
Ability to learn new technology quickly, as well as a strong interest in doing so!
Excellent communication skills and an ability to concisely explain tricky issues and complex solutions
Experience with Java Virtual Machine (JVM) tuning and troubleshooting
Experience with operating Linux, you know how to configure, tune and troubleshoot both RedHat & Debian based distributions
Exceptional interpersonal communications capabilities demonstrated through a history of successful B2B infrastructure software development projects
Project management experience, as you’ll need to be able to coordinate across various Confluent teams to ensure success for your accounts
Bachelor’s level degree in Computer Science or an engineering, mathematics, or another quantitative field
Ability to thrive in ambiguity in a fast-paced, deadline oriented startup environment
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail and deliver results across multiple initiatives such as driving expansion, customer satisfaction, feature adoption, and retention
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time to meet with your accounts
Previous experience helping customers build solutions that use Apache Kafka alongside Hadoop, relational and NoSQL databases, message queues, and related products (plus)
Prior experience working for a technology startup (plus)
Proficiency in Java (plus)