At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
What you'll do as a Solutions Architect
The Pre-Sales Solution Engineering organization is responsible for the technical sale of the Cloudflare solution portfolio, ensuring maximal business value, fit-for-purpose solution design and adoption roadmap for our customers. Solution Engineering is made up of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds - from Financial Consulting to Product Management, Customer Support to Software Engineering, and we are serious about building a diverse, experienced and curious team.
The Solutions Architect is a Senior level role. You are a customer facing hands-on technologist with credibility built on domain expertise across SASE North America West. You should have solid experience in influencing enterprise architecture design across various senior buyer personas both at customers and partner organizations. Your role will be to convince these decision makers of the long term value of thinking of Cloudflare as a strategic technology partner.
You will work as a part of a highly visible structured pursuit team attached to designated strategic accounts, working to understand their unique business challenges and priorities with a goal of defining short and long term solution architecture with Cloudflare as a centerpiece. An equally important component of this role is the expectation that you scale your expertise and knowledge across the wider Pre Sales Solution Engineering organization.
Specifically, we are looking for you to:
- Build and maintain the long term technical relationship of key accounts, ensuring the successful design, proof and adoption of Cloudflare as a part of the customers critical infrastructure.
- Identify and drive strategic conversations with key stakeholders with the purpose of increasing our reputation and authority within the business, and further establishing our footprint within the customers landscape.
- Be the voice of the customer, engaging and influencing Product Management and Product Roadmap to serve their needs.
- Demonstrate your expertise of Cloudflare within your field through the creation of professional content, including white papers, reference architectures, blog posts.
- Represent and Evangelise Cloudflare externally at Developer, Community, Technology, Cybersecurity and Industry focused events with thought leadership and expertise.
- Apply in-depth vertical knowledge or domain expertise. Advise on best practices.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience
- Experience interacting with senior level/executives to communicate a message of network and security transformation
- Fundamental understanding of customer network and application architectures.
- Detailed understanding of workflow from user to application including hybrid architectures with Azure, AWS, GCP.
- SASE concepts and Zero Trust Networking architectures
- Secure Web Gateway, CASB, DLP, DNS, DNS over HTTPS
- IdP/authentication, SAML, OTP
- SaaS application integration and tenant controls
- VPN and remote access challenges
- SIEM and log analytics platforms
- Client OS fundamentals and software distribution
- Ability to jump in with hands-on configuration when needed
Other desirable skills areas include:
- Routing, subnetting, split tunnels. SD-WAN, local internet breakout
- End user and application security risks - DDoS, malware, phishing, viruses
- Knowledge of competitive market around CDN providers, Web application Firewall, Remote access solutions, Next generation Firewalls, CASB solutions , DDOS mitigations solutions, SD-WAN solutions , Secure Gateway solutions
- Ideally knowledge of Cloudflare ZTNA solutions such as Teams, Access, Gateway, and Browser Isolation
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.
Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
220.127.116.11: We released 18.104.22.168 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
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