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Confluent Cloud Site Reliability Engineer

Confluent, Palo Alto, California

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale


Backed by Benchmark, Sequoia Capital, and Index Ventures, Confluent is one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley. Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka, Confluent provides a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams. In addition to our enterprise platform, we recently launched our cloud offering, Apache Kafka as a Service, which will allow companies of all sizes to leverage the power of streaming data. Join us on our mission to put a streaming platform at the heart of every company!

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.

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, Java and/or C.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent
  • Experience using Apache Kafka is a big plus

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.