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Confluent Cloud Site Reliability Engineer

Confluent, Mountain View, 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 Coatue Management, Altimeter Capital and Franklin Templeton to join earlier investors Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures in the recent Series E financing of a combined $250 million at a $4.5B valuation. 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 Team:
The next big goal for the company is to make it as easy as possible for anyone in the world to use Confluent’s products, including Kafka, to build their next killer streaming application. To do that we need to offer Confluent’s products as a Platform as a Service. (PaaS). In order for this product to be successful we absolutely have to build a world class team of Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) that are passionate about running large scale, multi-tenant distributed data systems for customers that expect a very high level of availability.

About the Role:
As a Confluent SRE, you will be working alongside the rest of the Confluent engineers to build our PaaS product. You, and the rest of the SRE team, will be responsible for the availability, performance, monitoring, emergency response, and capacity planning of the Confluent cloud. If you love the hum of big data systems, thinking about how to make them run as smoothly as possible, and want to have a big influence on the architecture plus operational design points of this new product, then you will fit right in.

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

What We're Looking For:

  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and operation
  • Experience building automation to operate large-scale data systems
  • Solid experience working with large private or public clouds
  • A self starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Excellent spoken / written communication
  • Preferred proficiency with Go, Python, Java and/or C
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Experience using Apache Kafka


Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet 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 the broader our impact.

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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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