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Consulting Solutions Architect

Aiven – Boston, MA

We are looking for Consulting Solutions Architects to help customers utilize Aiven s managed open source services. An ideal candidate will be passionate about (open source) technology and genuinely want to help customers in a pre-sales and post-sales capacity. The candidate will be joining Aiven s technical sales team in one of - USA (Boston or remote) or, European Union (Helsinki or remote). Suitable candidates must have demonstrable experience in the following areas that will be required in their day-to-day job:

(Aiven services: Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, InfluxDB and Grafana)

General requirements

  • Customer relationship management.
  • Converting prospects to paying customers
  • Expanding Aiven service footprint after initial sale
  • Helping customers succeed * Conduct successful proof of concepts
  • Be an ambassador for Aiven
  • Travel up to 25% of the time

Technical skills

  • Linux operating system
  • Demonstrable experience using various Linux utilities and tools (installation, securing system, storage, etc)
  • DNS and Networking basics * A fairly deep conceptual understanding of Kafka and at least one of Cassandra or Elasticsearch.
  • Demonstrable use of a Relational databases preferably PostgreSQL and/or MySQL
  • Familiarity with one or more public clouds preferably AWS, Google or, Azure and in the areas of compute, storage - block and object, networking, and security groups
  • Act as a subject matter expert on Aiven service offerings

Consulting skills

  • Understand customers technical requirements at an architectural level and propose solutions to address them using Aivens services
  • Break down solution to customers technical requirements into smaller more manageable components and be prepared to implement some of the components to interface with Aiven services
  • Ability to implement software solutions as needed in either pre-salesand/or post-salescapacity to interface with Aiven services in order to address business requirements
  • Fluency in one or more programming languages such as Java, Python, Go or, Ruby

Required qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor s degree in Computer Science (or similar discipline) or, an equivalent amount of professional experience in software engineering

The following is nice to have:

  • Writing technical blogs
  • Giving talks at conferences and meetups

What we offer:

  • A dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing international business
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package that includes stock options at an early stage startup

(NOTE: US applicants should be either US citizens or US Green Card holders)

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit team of just over 30 people, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a great success story.

Job Type: Full-time

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