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Engineering Manager, Experiences

Confluent, Palo Alto, 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 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!

We are looking for a leader who can build and grow our Experiences team. You could be managing one of the following teams:

Control Center and Cloud Team -- Lead the user experiences for Cloud UI and Confluent Control Center

Data Interface Experience -- Build a world class user experience on getting data in or out of Kafka

Core and User Management Experience team -- Delivery of delightful experiences that are core to our product experience across all of Confluent's products

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:

  • 3+ years of engineering management experience leading productive, high functioning teams.
  • Ability to hire while ensuring a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated, coach/mentor, and handle performance management
  • Strong fundamentals in User Interface Engineering and full stack development
  • A great track record of shipping features and hitting deadlines consistently. Should be able to move fast, build in increments, and iterate. Have a sense of urgency, aggressive mindset towards achieving results and excellent prioritization skills. Able to anticipate future technical needs for the product and craft plans to realize them
  • Ability to influence the team, peers and, upper management using effective communication and collaborative techniques. Focus on building and maintaining a culture of collaboration within the team
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science
  • React/redux experience a 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.