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Inside Sales Representative

Confluent, Palo Alto

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale


Backed by Benchmark, Sequoia Capital, and Index Ventures, Confluent is one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley. Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka, Confluent provides a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams. In addition to our enterprise platform, we recently launched our cloud offering, Apache Kafka as a Service, which will allow companies of all sizes to leverage the power of streaming data. Join us on our mission to put a streaming platform at the heart of every company!

Our Inside Sales team is experiencing rapid growth due to high demand for our on-prem and cloud-based solutions. We're looking for the best-of-the-best to be part of our amazing journey. As a member of the Confluent Sales Team, the Inside Sales Representative (ISR) is responsible for selling Confluent solutions into small and medium-sized enterprises. We expect you to use your prospecting, sales, negotiation and leadership skills to effectively sell Confluent offerings into leading companies in order to meet and exceed your quarterly sales target. You must possess a "hunter/closer" mentality with a proven track record of success within a value-driven sales model.  

Skills We're Looking For:

  • 3+ years experience growing pipeline and selling enterprise IT solutions
  • High-integrity, intelligence and self driven
  • Outstanding communication skills - written and oral
  • Outbound prospecting experience
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Demonstrates experience driving complete sales cycle
  • Consistent track record of success in consultative sales environments

Skills That Give You An Edge:

  • Relevant experience in selling IT infrastructure
  • Knowledge of Open Source, Big Data, Cloud, Systems Infrastructure, Enterprise Application Integration, Database and/or Data warehouse concepts and products preferred
  • Adept at using Salesforce.com to manage accounts, contacts, and opportunities throughout the sales process
  • Technically proficient and confident


About Confluent

Our Story Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams Background Every byte of data has a story to tell, something of significance that will inform the next thing to be done. In a data-driven enterprise, how we move our data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. With greater speed and agility, data’s value increases exponentially. From its very early days, we have open-sourced Apache Kafka™ and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a streaming platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.

Want to learn more about Confluent? Visit Confluent's website.