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Confluent

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

Software Engineer - Infrastructure, Clients Team [Remote - AMER]
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.
 
Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is one of the fastest-growing enterprise subscription companies 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 Coatue Management, Altimeter Capital and Franklin Templeton to join earlier investors Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures in the recent Series E financing of a combined $250 million at a $4.5B valuation. 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!
 
The Clients Team is on a mission to make it as easy as possible to use Apache Kafka with any programming language. We develop high performance client libraries and APIs targeting various languages, and our passions range from squeezing an extra percent point of performance out of some low level networking code to designing APIs that are a joy to use. The software we make defines how users interact with Kafka - so it's high impact and very close to users. When we're not writing code, you'll find us out in the open source community (much of what we work on is open source), or helping our customers with some of their toughest problems.
You will be part of the team which enables Kafka to be used on any platform and on any language using standard interfaces and responsible for building critical features where stability and performance are of the highest concern. We are at the beginning of this engineering journey and are looking for great engineers to join our world class team who are passionate about building and running large scale, multi-tenant distributed data systems for customers that expect a high level of availability.

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

    • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development
    • Proficiency in more than one programming language and ability to pick up new languages and concepts. We write code in: Java, C, C++, Python, Go, .NET, for Linux, MacOS X, Windows on multiple hardware architectures.
    • Strong testing background and takes compatibility very seriously
    • Solid understanding of concurrency, sockets, networking, operating systems, memory management, runtimes, portability, etc.
    • A self starter with excellent spoken and written communication
    • Ability to effectively work in and collaborate on a distributed team and with the open-source community 
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field and 4+ years of equivalent work experience

What Gives You An Edge

    • Experience in open-source development
    • Experience using Apache Kafka
    • Expertise in C/C++ to make contributions to librdkafka
    • Experience operating large-scale data systems
 
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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