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Metadata Engineer

Confluent, Austin, Texas

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!

About the Role:
We are looking for an experienced platform engineer to work on high impact aspects of the Confluent Platform. Key challenges and opportunities here include collaborating with multiple engineering teams, designing and implementing mission critical features, and an opportunity to show thought leadership in an emerging space!

Who You Are:

  • Smart, humble, and empathetic
  • Have a strong sense of teamwork and put team’s and company’s interests first
  • Driven and excited about challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and maintain platform metadata features
  • Designing APIs and Platform Information Architecture
  • Serve as primary point of contact in one or more platform metadata areas
  • Collaborate with various Confluent Engineering groups to provide strong technical guidance and leadership related to managing metadata

What We're Looking For:

  • 5+ Years Proficiency in Java, Go, or C/ C++
  • In depth experience with concepts of distributed systems and big data such as - Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Big Table, HBase etc
  • Interest in Security
  • A self starter with the ability to work effectively in teams with excellent spoken / written communication
  • 3+ Years experience designing and implementing cross component or platform wide features

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Full stack experience
  • Experience with Lineage, Governance and Auditing
  • Experience in ML/Data Engineering
  • Experience working with Docker or Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience working with AWS, Azure, and/or GCP
Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenant of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and broader our impact.

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.