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Engineering Manager

Cloudflare, Austin or Champaign, IL or Kirkland, WA or 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 the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all 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 recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.
 
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

You will lead a team of passionate, talented engineers that are building innovative products that touch billions of web requests each day. In this role, you will introduce tools and processes to make our engineer’s lives better. You will play an active part in shaping product strategy based on what’s technically possible. You will make sure our company hits our ambitious goals from an engineering standpoint.

You bring a passion for meeting business needs with building technically innovative solutions and excel at shifting between the two—understanding how big-picture goals inform technical details, and vice-versa. You thrive in a fast-paced iterative engineering environment and have experience in delivering scalable distributed systems. Most importantly, you will have a track record of having past teams respect you as both a technical leader and manager.

Teams

Cloudflare is a growing company and engineering is an ever-evolving organization with teams being formed and redefined often. Here are a few examples of the types of teams that an Engineering Manager might oversee.

Edge / Distributed Systems

Cloudflare well-known for our vast network and its performance. Teams that work on the Edge are focused on high-throughput, bare-metal, mission critical systems. These teams use technologies like Nginx, Lua, C, and Rust.

User Interfaces

Cloudflare has a number of user interfaces - from our onboarding flows all the way into the customer-facing dashboard. We have teams that excel at translating the powerful and potentially complex solutions that Cloudflare builds into attractive, intuitive, accessible user interfaces. These teams use technologies like React/Redux, and interface with backend services written in any number of languages.

Full Stack / Microservices

Cloudflare’s control plane is Microservice-based, with many of these services being written in Go. Many of Cloudflare’s product engineering teams are made up of polyglot programmers who might be backend, frontend, or full-stack developers.

Security/Cryptography

As a security company, some of Cloudflare’s teams are exclusively focused on secure system design, cryptography, and security-related tools and processes.

Data/Analytics

Cloudflare handles tens of millions of requests per second, which we need to turn into actionable insights for our customers. Our Data-related teams work with technologies like Kafka and Clickhouse to make this happen.

Trust & Safety

Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better internet and the Trust and Safety engineering team lives at the core of that effort. The team empowers customers with products and services to combat abuse, enables deeper coordination with our external industry anti-abuse partners, and ensures teams in the company can scalably respond to the quickly changing legal landscape of the internet.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • 4+ years experience in engineering management
  • Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in algorithms, data structures, software design, and building large, distributed systems
  • Excel at planning, creating teams and overseeing execution to meet commitments and deliver with predictability
  • Demonstrate a track record of managing a team including hiring, onboarding, and professional development. You inspire your team to reach higher. You’re as good as explaining “why” as you are “how”
  • Experience implementing tools, process, internal instrumentation, methodologies and resolving blockages
  • Comfortable managing teams/projects with tight deadlines and short release cycles

Bonus Points

  • Familiarity working with DNS, database systems, Internet performance, and/or Internet security
  • Experience founding or leading a startup

 

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.

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!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

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.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

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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