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Platform Engineer

Confluent, San Francisco Bay Area, 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!

As a Platform Engineer, you will be designing and implementing deployment templates as well as architecture for various container application platforms. You will be responsible for building the Confluent Operator product to automate Apache Kafka management on Kubernetes.  We are looking for engineers with a strong sense of user empathy to help ship valuable features to customers.

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:

  • Solid understanding of container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.
  • Experience with C, C++, Java or Python required
  • Experience with container orchestration tools such as Docker, CoreOS, etc.
  • Experience with configuration management or provisioning tools such as chef, puppet, Ansible, etc
  • Experience building and operating large-scale systems
  • Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc)
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes operator, Helm, or StatefulSets is a plus
  • Proficiency in Go is a plus
  • Knowledge of Apache Kafka is 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.