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Confluent

Confluent provides the streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data.

Sr. Director, Cloud Infrastructure and Reliability Engineering
Remote
United States of America
Job Description / Skills Required

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.
 
About the role:
 
We are looking for a leader who can build and grow the cloud infrastructure and reliability team. This team will be responsible for building the core infrastructure that powers Confluent Cloud, our resilient, massively scalable and elastic streaming data service based on Apache Kafka, delivered across cloud platforms. 
 
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What we're looking for:

    • 10+ years of engineering management experience leading productive, high functioning teams.
    • Ability to hire while ensuring a high hiring bar, keep engineers motivated in the team, coach/mentor them and handle performance management.
    • Experience with running large stateful data systems in the cloud by building orchestration systems, monitoring and logging pipelines and other operational tools with a focus towards complete automation.
    • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development.
    • A great track record of shipping features and hitting deadlines consistently. Should be able to move fast, build in increments and iterate. They should have a sense of urgency, aggressive mindset towards achieving results and excellent prioritization skills. 
    • You can anticipate future technical needs for the product and craft plans to realize them.
    • Experience running production services in public clouds.
    • 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
    • Smart, humble and empathizes with peers and team members.
    • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science
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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