Infrastructure Engineer

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 in their career. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

About the Role
We are looking for an experienced, hands on IT Infrastructure Engineer to join our growing team. Strong candidates will have 3-5+ years of progressively increasing responsibilities in providing responsive, high quality, DevOps Support, creating IT automation tools, and managing access to engineering resources in the cloud and on-prem.


  • Manage and maintain access controls to our Cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure, GitHub)
  • Implement scripting to automate users account creation using various API’s
  • Manage Atlassian JIRA/Confluence
  • Work closely with Eng Tools team to develop onboarding and offboarding workflow
  • Suggest ways to improve overall IT efficiency across all areas
  • Access audits across applications as necessary

What we’re looking for

  • 4-7+ years experience developing applications or automation tools/scripts
  • Mid-level to strong programming experience with Python, Java, C/C++, or any general programming language
  • 2-4+ years managing multi-account Cloud environments (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc) with a focus on access control, key management, auditing, etc.
  • 3-5+ years managing source control management (SCM) systems, like GitHub, Perforce, etc.
  • 3-5+ years managing ticket/wiki applications (e.g. JIRA/Confluence)
  • Strong understanding of SCM (e.g. Github) workflows and account management
  • Experience in using configuration/infrastructure management tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform etc.
  • Familiarity with system monitoring and service tools like Upstart, Nagios, Sensei, Monit, Datadog, etc.
  • Constructive and open-minded style of communication
  • Self-starter who can take projects from start to completion with minimal guidance
  • Curiosity, eye for detail, strong analytical skills, and tenacity when it comes to troubleshooting issues

Additional highly desirable experience

  • Experience with containerization technologies like Docker
  • Experience with orchestration tools like Kubernetes, Mesos or Nomad

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.

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