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Engineering Leader - Streaming Designer (UI)

Confluent, Bangalore, India

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale

Duration: Full-Time


Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favourite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organisations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organisation. With Confluent, organisations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energised to roll up their sleeves and help realise Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Role

As Confluent continues to expand its product portfolio and work towards providing a complete streaming platform, we are starting a new product initiative focussed on enabling our users to perform end-to-end stream processing using visual tools. This is high visibility, once in a lifetime role where we are looking at defining new ways of representing streaming data visually, building a complete UI product and envisioning becoming the industry standard for visually representing streaming data and processing.

We are looking for a seasoned UI / frontend focussed engineering leader who has successfully led engineering teams that have built developers enabling visual products. You would be responsible for building a UI engineering team from the ground up and growing it to over the next year and beyond. This team will be one of its kind in the company and will be building our first completely UI focused product.

About Our Stack:

Multiple SPAs are written in React over a common codebase using Yarn Workspaces
Code verification is done with comprehensive linting, type checking and unit + e2e tests
Deployments happen daily with the ability to test each and every commit in production (even PRs)
Feature flags unblock us from coordinating releases with backend teams
Bots keep all of our dependencies up to date

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 the challenges of a fast-paced, innovative software startup environment

What you’ll do:

Lead a team that will build industry-defining visual streaming data processing products
Recruit and build a team from scratch
Manage a team of high-performing engineers and leads, helping them to continue growing their skills through hands-on experience and mentorship. Provide timely and productive feedback, encourage a growth mindset, and advise team members in setting and working toward personal development goals
Nurture a culture of excellence on the team through a focus on hiring, communication, execution, and work quality
Collaborate with others in engineering and product leadership to create the long-term roadmap and quarterly deliverables for your team
Effectively communicate the roadmap and strategy within the team and across the organization
Create and manage processes that enable team members to do their best work
Collaborate and work closely with teams across time zones working on different aspects of the product
Be a strong partner to Product Management in defining the vision and the User Experience. Work with PMs to define what a good user experience might look like for this product

What we’re looking for

10+ years of engineering management experience leading productive, high functioning teams
3+ years of experience leading teams building user interface focussed products
Ability to ensure a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated, coach/mentor and handle performance management issues
Experience running web applications for data-intensive applications
Experience running production services in Public Clouds
Excellent understanding of modern JavaScript, typing in JS, HTML5, and CSS experience with React/Flux (or equivalent), modern JavaScript tooling/Webpack/Babel
A great track record of shipping features and hitting deadlines consistently.
Ability to move fast, build in increments, and iterate. A sense of urgency, a mindset towards achieving results, and excellent prioritization skills. Ability to anticipate future technical needs for the product and craft plans to realize the 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

Additional highly desirable experience

Led teams building enterprise user interfaces
Led teams building developer focussed user interfaces
Prior knowledge of Cloud architecture and implementation features
Experience with ETL / data pipeline products

Come As You Are
At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.
Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact.

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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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