Systems Engineer - Data Intelligence

Cloudflare, Lisbon, Portugal

Help us build a better Internet

About the department

This team is responsible for originating and processing data about security threats that affect customers of Cloudflare’s client-side products. We’re building a suite of tools that will pull together large streams of data to generate security insights, while preserving the privacy and confidentiality of the users and customers.

We’re modeling our team based on small, high-performing teams in search, quantitative finance, and other fields. You will bring your experience to a team that integrates knowledge in software engineering, DevOps, machine learning, and cybersecurity. You will be learning by doing, exchanging knowledge of these functional skills with your teammates.

Emerging Technology and Incubation is where new, bold, products are built and released within Cloudflare. Rather than being constrained by the structures which make Cloudflare a massively successful business, we are able to leverage them to deliver entirely new tools and products to our customers. Cloudflare’s network makes it possible to solve problems at massive scale and efficiency which would be impossible for almost any other organization.

What you'll do

You will be building data pipelines and APIs in Python, Go, Rust and/or Node.js. We all contribute at all stages of the software development lifecycle, including design, coding, testing, documentation and deployment. You will work with a wide variety of tools and technologies, including: Go, Python, JavaScript, Node.JS, REST APIs, ClickHouse, Kafka, Salt, SQL, Grafana, Docker, Kubernetes, and cloud services.

We keep meetings to a minimum, expect to spend the majority of each day in focused concentration, working toward completing high-impact projects.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • At least:
    • 4 years of experience building software in Linux/Unix-like environments
    • Or, 2 years of experience and a masters degree in Computer Science
    • Or, a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field
  • Experience programming in Python, Go, Rust, or C++
  • Experience building data processing applications to handle large volumes of data
  • Interest and ability to dive into a data set and learn and understand its idiosyncrasies
  • Interest or experience in security and threat intelligence, or
  • Interest or experience in machine learning and data science


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.

Want to learn more about Cloudflare? Visit Cloudflare's website.