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Platform Operations Engineer

Cloudflare, San Francisco, CA

Help us build a better Internet


About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today, Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest distributed networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month, which is nearly 10 percent of all Internet requests worldwide. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code.

Our customers range from Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits to small businesses and budding entrepreneurs. We are working to create a faster, more secure, and more reliable experience for anyone online and given the scale at which we operate, our mission is big. Our team is hard at work shaping the future of the Internet by solving some of its toughest challenges.

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!  

About the Department

Cloudflare’s Engineering Team builds and runs the software that handles about 10% of HTTP requests on the Internet today. We also build and run the internal tools that builds and runs our software. The Engineering Team is split into two groups: one handles product development and the other handles operations. Product development covers both new features and functionality and scaling our existing software to meet the challenges of a massively growing customer base. The operations team handles one of the world’s largest networks with data centers in 102 cities worldwide.

What you'll do

We are looking for an outstanding Platform Operations Engineer to join our Platform Operations team. This team of talented engineers shapes the very way Cloudflare delivers it services, providing the operational platform upon which we deliver services to our customers. Here at Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to build a better Web. We believe that with our talented team, smart technology, and engaged users, we can solve some of the biggest problems on the Web. Just how big?

  • We handle more than 10% of the world’s Internet traffic
  • We have over 8 Tbps of network transit capacity
  • We serve more web traffic than Twitter, Amazon, Apple, Instagram, Bing, & Wikipedia combined
  • Anytime we push code, it immediately affects over 200 million web surfers
  • Every day, more than 10,000 new customers sign-up for Cloudflare service
  • Every week, the average Internet user touches us more than 500 times
  • We serve data from over 100 data centers around the world

In this role, you will work with a team with diverse backgrounds, but everyone will have experience operating production environments at-scale, and be domain knowledge experts in operations best-practices. Many of the engineers on this team have software-development backgrounds. However, our Platform Operations team is not just a ‘DevOps’ group; this team builds fault-tolerant, highly automated and resilient services.

You thrive in a fast-paced iterative engineering environment and have experience delivering scalable distributed systems. You are comfortable switching between “builder” and “operator” paradigms, and routinely reconcile discrepancies between the two via automation. Most importantly, you will have a track record of building outstanding systems and software.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hands-on experience building production platform environments.
  • Experience developing software in Go, Python or C/C++
  • Experience developing complicated, enterprise-grade software projects
  • Direct experience building and managing distributed systems
  • Strong knowledge of core Internet protocols (e.g. HTTP, DNS)
  • Strong knowledge of databases, web performance, and web security
  • Extremely knowledgeable about infrastructure environments and thrive on building and expanding capacity
  • Agile experience in an infrastructure environment is not required, but an understanding of agile and an ability to think agile is required
  • Formal computer science background (BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent)
  • Practical experiencing deploying and managing internetworking equipment, including switches, routers and firewalls
  • Practical knowledge of Internet transit, including BGP and AnyCast

What Makes Us 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.

Project Athenian: 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.

1.1.1.1: We released 1.1.1.1 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 policy 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!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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About Cloudflare

About us

Cloudflare is the simplest way to make websites faster, safer and smarter. Millions of websites have signed up for our service, including large enterprises, major consumer destinations, and government agencies. With offices in San Francisco and London, Cloudflare operates a highly-available global network that has security measures built into every layer and regularly clocks in lightning-fast speeds.

We're on a mission to build a better web - and we need smart, talented people to join our team. Our team works on the forefront of leading technologies including nginx, Go and Lua programming languages. We're a strong supporter of the open source community and regularly share our technology learnings at https://blog.cloudflare.com.

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