KSQL Engineer

Confluent, Palo Alto

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 Role:
We are looking for an experienced infrastructure engineer to work on several advanced aspects of Kafka Streams. Key challenges and opportunities here include designing and implementing a SQL layer on top of Kafka Streams, optimizing stream queries and driving Kafka Stream adoption through technical interactions with the open source community.


  • Augment Kafka Streams with a SQL layer that parses and processes streaming SQL queries
  • Work closely with the Kafka Streams team to map those queries into the APIs provided by Kafka Streams
  • Work closely with the Kafka team for end-to-end query optimizations that will impact the backend Kafka system
  • Interact with the open-source community to provide strong technical guidance and leadership around everything Kafka Streams related

What We're Looking For:

  • Have worked on internals of large databases SQL knowledge
  • Familiar with SQL queries Exposure to big data- Hadoop, Spark, Kafka
  • Knowledge of query engine and data processing

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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