Product Manager, Kafka Streams

Confluent, Palo Alto, California

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale

Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

As a Product Manager at Confluent for Kafka Streams, you’ll guide the development and growth of one the industry’s most popular stream processing platforms. Kafka Streams is a library for developing stateful stream-processing applications that are scalable, elastic, and fully fault-tolerant. You’ll be responsible for the success of Kafka Streams’ newest features, as well as its continued open source and commercial adoption. You will be the nexus that connects engineering, sales, marketing, and other stream processing product managers to uphold Kafka Streams’ status as the simplest, yet most powerful stream processing tool of choice.

Confluent has offices around the globe. Our headquarters in Palo Alto is located half a block from Caltrain and 2 blocks from Stanford.

What We're Looking For:

  • Minimum 3 years experience as a software product manager for a developer product
  • Deep understanding of running distributed systems and stream processing in production and at scale
  • Empathy for our enterprise customers, and a passion for solving their problems with software
  • Experience engaging with an open source community
  • Technical background. Apache Kafka™ is transforming the core data infrastructure of many companies, and Confluent’s products are leading this transformation
  • Ability to craft a product strategy and roadmap in concert with customers, engineering, design, and go-to-market teams
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to distill technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Direct experience with modern distributed data products (ideally, Apache Kafka™) and deep knowledge of the open-source data software ecosystem is a plus
  • Bachelor's, Master’s, or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field

About Confluent

Our Story Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams Background Every byte of data has a story to tell, something of significance that will inform the next thing to be done. In a data-driven enterprise, how we move our data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. With greater speed and agility, data’s value increases exponentially. From its very early days, we have open-sourced Apache Kafka™ and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a streaming platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.

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