Senior Kafka Architect – Confluent

Principal Event Streaming Architect: A thought leader to shape our clients' intelligent streaming vision

Melbourne VIC
Architects (Information & Communication Technology)
Full time

Synapsewerx is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Event Streaming Architect with significant expertise in Confluent Platform and a solid foundation in hands-on Kafka or Amazon MSK and Flink technologies. The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from working within globally recognised enterprise organisations, having led large-scale data streaming projects. This role is pivotal in guiding our clients through their intelligent transformation journeys, delivering exceptional Confluent solution architectures, and leading our event streaming delivery teams to new heights of innovation and success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the solution design and implementation of robust data-led integration architectures using Confluent and Boomi, ensuring scalability, performance, and strong security.
  • Engage with clients to understand their intelligent transformation challenges and provide strategic, tailored integration solutions.
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in integration architecture, including data-led reference architectures and API Security
  • Mentor and guide the integration team, fostering an environment of learning and personal growth.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and advancements in data and integration technologies to continuously enhance our service offerings.


  • A minimum of 12 years of relevant experience in systems integrations, with a broad exposure to various integration technologies such as: Kafka, Flink, Boomi, MuleSoft, Tibco, WebMethods and Oracle.
  • Professional experience using Confluent in Data Cloud architectures, using Lakehouse technologies, such as: Databricks or Snowflake
  • At least 3-5 years of senior consulting and/or architectural experience with Confluent Kafka or Amazon MSK, having led successful streaming solutions for multiple enterprise clients.
  • Demonstrated leadership and consulting expertise, with a strong ability to engage and advise clients on their integration and digital transformation initiatives.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, with a track record of tackling complex integration challenges.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working collaboratively within a diverse team and with clients across various industries.
  • A passion for continuous learning and professional development, aligned with Synapsewerx's values of innovation and community.


  • Essential
    • Advanced Kafka experience preferably gained in a Confluent or Amazon MSK environment
    • Extensive experience designing and building solutions using distributed technologies and data frameworks with Kafka, Flink, Spark and Hadoop
    • Advanced practical integration development expertise in a range of integration technologies including Kafka, Microservices, Boomi, MuleSoft, Tibco, WebMethods, etc.
    • Strong Enterprise architecture
    • Java Virtual Machine (JVM) tuning and troubleshooting
    • Experience with operating Linux, ability to configure, tune and troubleshoot both RedHat & Debian based distributions
    • Advanced DevOps CI/CD 
    • Advanced integration / API Security
    • Waterfall and Agile delivery experience
    • Jenkins / GitHub / Splunk / BitBucket / Maven etc
    • Rest / SOAP Web Services
    • Docker / Kubernetes
    • Actively using AI tooling to accelerate development and configuration
  • Desirable
    • Hyperscale platform expertise in any of the following: Azure, AWS, GCP, Oracle
    • Integration or steaming to any of the following applications: SAP, S/4HANA, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Workday, Maximo, NetSuite, Oracle Fusion Cloud, MS Dynamics, PeopleSoft, SuccessFactors 
    • Bachelor of Science / Computing degree
    • MQ / Apache ActiveMQ
    • Java / J2EE / Python / SQL / .net etc languages
    • Server-side scripting (Shell / Bash)
    • Strong interest in Lakehouse architectures


Whilst we place a focus on real-world and referenceable experience, we also highly value vendor certifications. As such, we hold any of the following certifications in high regard:

  • TOGAF Certified
  • Confluent Certified Administrator
  • Confluent Certified Developer
  • Boomi Professional Development and Application Architecture
  • Boomi Professional API Management
  • Boomi Professional API Design
  • Boomi Professional Developer
  • Boomi Associated Developer
  • Boomi Associate Master Data Hub
  • Boomi Professional Administrator
  • Boomi Distributed Account Management
  • MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect
  • MuleSoft Certified Developer

Why Join Synapsewerx?

By joining Synapsewerx, you'll be part of a dynamic and supportive family where we're not just riding the wave of intelligent transformation; we're creating it! At Synapsewerx, we're pioneering the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning into every aspect of the enterprise world via our data-led reference architecture. We believe, intelligent data platforms and data integration solutions are key to helping our clients become AI ready, where they can leverage their proprietary data to drive autonomous real-time decision making and intelligent enterprise workflows. 

Imagine working alongside the brightest minds, where your day-to-day efforts redefine industries across the APAC region, from higher education to the motor industry, and beyond. It's a place where your work on advanced technologies like AI, Data Analytics, Integration and API Security directly shapes the future of how businesses interact with their customers and data.

About Synapsewerx

At Synapsewerx, we're pioneering the future of intelligent transformation, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to empower businesses across the APAC region. Our culture is built on a foundation of family, openness, honesty, and transparency. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where innovation thrives, and our employees' personal and professional growth is paramount. Join us on our journey to redefine industries and create ground-breaking solutions that make a real-world impact.

Apply Now

Ready to embark on this exciting journey with us? Submit your application and join the Synapsewerx family, where your contributions will pave the way for a brighter, more connected future.

To apply, please submit your CV, a cover letter highlighting relevant Boomi integration projects and your preferred engagement terms, and any additional information you believe demonstrates your fit for this role to We're eager to learn more about you!

Embark on a career that matters. Apply now and join us on this transformative journey!