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Infrastructure Engineer

Confluent, London

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:
As an infrastructure engineer you will be working on Apache Kafka that powers hundreds of billions of events a day at top companies like Netflix, LinkedIn, and Uber. If you love building distributed systems and are passionate about open source, then you will fit right in.

What We're Looking For:

  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development
  • Experience building and operating large-scale systems
  • Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc)
  • A self starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Proficiency in Java or C/ C++
  • Experience in open-source development, experience using Apache Kafka is a big plus
  • Interest in evangelism (giving talks at tech conferences, writing blog posts evangelizing Kafka)
  • Proficiency in Scala
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent


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.