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Software Engineer, Cloud Control Plane

Confluent, London

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!

As a Software Engineer, Cloud Control Plane, you will be designing and implementing a distributed control plane to manage the life cycle of Confluent Platform using Container Orchestration Frameworks such as Kubernetes and Mesos. Control plane is responsible for unified cluster management of Confluent Platform across cloud providers and on-prem data centers including provisioning, auto scaling, monitoring and auto-remediation. We are looking for engineers with a strong desire to build planet-scale, extensible control plane with a strong emphasis on user experience.

Who You Are:

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

What We’re Looking For:

  • Strong software design and implementation skills in building infrastructure-frameworks
  • Deep expertise in building distributed systems
  • Experience with one or more of Go, C++, Java or Python required
  • Experience building and operating extensible, scalable resilient systems
  • Solid understanding of Container Orchestration framework (such as Kubernetes, Docker Swarm or Mesos)
  • Familiarity with using Cloud Infrastructure Providers such as AWS, GCP, and Azure
  • Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc)

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Experience in building control planes in one or more of virtualization, software defined networking/storage
  • Experience building APIs, both RESTful and gRPC/Thrift based
  • Familiarity with Infra such as Networking, Storage and Security in data centers
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes operators, Helm or StatefulSets
  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka
  • Experience in App deployment and config management frameworks such as Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet etc.

Here's what we can offer you:

  • Unlimited Holiday
  • Delicious Food on us (twice a week)
  • Excellent office location: Centred near bustling Covent Garden- there is a plethora of places to eat and drink with your team!
  • Private Medical Insurance via a Premier provider which includes Dental (previous medical history disregarded) & discounts on gym membership
  • Life Insurance & Income Protection Insurance
  • Pension
Culture is a huge part of Confluent, we’re searching for the best people who not only excel at their role, but also contribute to the health, happiness and growth of the company. Inclusivity and openness are important traits, with regular company wide and team events. Here are some of the personal qualities we’re looking for: 

Smart, humble and empathetic
Hard working, you get things done
Hungry to learn in a field which is ever evolving
Adaptable to the myriad of challenges each day can present
Inquisitive and not afraid to ask all the questions, no matter how basic
Ready to roll up your sleeves and help others, getting involved in projects where you feel you can add value
Strive for excellence in your work, your team and the company 

Come and build with us. We are one of the fastest growing software companies in the market. A company built on the tenets of transparency, direct communication and inclusivity. Come meet the streams dream team and have a direct impact on how we shape Confluent.

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.