Confluent Cloud Engineer

Confluent, Palo Alto

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale

Backed by Index Ventures, Benchmark, and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is an infrastructure company founded and led by the original authors and thought leaders behind Apache Kafka™, one of the most successful open source data projects ever. Confluent’s products let leaders in industries spanning retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology and media move data from isolated silos into a real-time data nervous system. We believe all businesses will come to be modeled in software and built atop a streaming platform, and we want to put ours at the heart of every company, both on prem and in the cloud.

The next big goal for Confluent is to make it as easy as possible for anyone to use Confluent’s products, including Kafka, to build their next killer streaming application. To do that we are building the Confluent Cloud which provides our products as a service in all the major public clouds. We are at the beginning of this engineering journey and are looking for great engineers to come join the world class team of engineers that are passionate about building and running large scale, multi-tenant distributed data systems for customers that expect a very high level of availability.

What we're looking for:

  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development
  • Experience automation to operate large-scale data systems
  • Solid experience working with large public clouds
  • Experience running  production services in public clouds
  • Proficiency in Java, Go, or C/ C++
  • Experience working with Kubernetes as well as Terraform
  • Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc)
  • A self starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Excellent spoken / written communication
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent

What gives you an edge:

  • Experience in open-source development
  • Experience using Apache Kafka is a plus
  • Ability to work with remote teams
  • Interest in evangelism (giving talks at tech conferences, writing blog posts, etc)

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.