Software Engineer, Connect Cloud Infrastructure

Mountain View, California /
Engineering – Platform Infrastructure /
Full-Time
At Confluent, we’re creating a category that transforms how every company manages and streams data. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s Confluent in action—giving our customers instant access to massive amounts of real-time data, enabling them to thrive in an ever-changing digital world. As one of the fastest-growing enterprise companies in history, and with Fortune 100 customers across major industries, we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us. We also have experience on our side. Our leaders have taken companies of our size to major success before and include some of the original creators of Apache Kafka®.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s unlimited potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks with the backing and support of our #OneTeam culture. Be part of inclusive initiatives like Employee Resource Groups and development programs, and take advantage of benefits that support our diverse global teams. Grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Team

As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the Connect Engineering organization, you will be working closely with the team and other key stakeholders to design, architect and build out our Cloud Infrastructure ready to achieve our 10x scaling goal in 2021. You will be driving key design decisions and delivery of our next-generation Connectivity Platform. You are not confined to the status quo and you leverage your expertise in large-scale distributed systems to help take our platform to the next level. You worry about key operational aspects (availability, reliability, performance, monitoring, emergency response, capacity planning, disaster recovery) of our Connect Cloud Infrastructure, and you make sure that we have a highly-available, resilient and secure offering that our largest customers can rely on. If you love the hum of big data systems, thinking about how to make them run as smoothly as possible, and want to have a big influence on the architecture plus operational design points of this new product, then you will fit right in.

Who You Are:

    • Smart, humble, and empathetic
    • Have a strong sense of teamwork and put team’s and company’s interests first
    • Driven and excited about challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment

What We're Looking For:

    • 8+ years industry experience designing, building and supporting backend systems in production with a solid grasp on good software engineering practices such as code reviews, deep focus on quality, and documentation
    • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and operations
    • Familiarity with Kafka or similar high-scale distributed data systems
    • Solid experience working with large private or public clouds
    • A self starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience working with Java/JVM

What Gives You An Edge:

    • Experience with open-source development, experience using Kafka Connect a plus
    • Experience working with stream processing technologies a plus
    • Experience with Kubernetes a plus
    • Preferred proficiency with one or more of C/C++, Go or Rust
Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.

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