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Senior Database Specialist Engineer

Confluent, Mountain View, California

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 favorite 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 organizations 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 organization. With Confluent, organizations 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 energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize 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.

As a Senior Database Specialist Engineer in the Connect Engineering organization, you will be working closely with the team and other key stakeholders to design, architect, and build out our DB2 CDC Connector to help unlock data from legacy systems. You will be driving key design decisions and delivery of our core CDC platform. 
If you love the idea of working with databases and replication systems and want to have an influence on the design and architecture of a new product, then you will fit right in!

What We're Looking For:

  • Solid experience working with DB2 (LUW) and the replication/redo log modules
  • Strong fundamentals in databases and logsFamiliarity with Kafka or similar high-scale distributed data systems
  • A self-starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency with Java

What Gives You An Edge:

  • Experience developing and/or using Apache Kafka and Kafka Connect
  • Experience working with Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies
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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