Confluent provides the streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data.
Software Engineer - Infrastructure [Remote - England]
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 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:
We are a team of passionate engineers who love solving complex distributed systems and infrastructure problems. We are building Kafka to serve as the central nervous system for data in motion. You will work on building the next generation Kafka by continuing to push the boundaries of distributed system design, testing and focus on tenets that include availability, durability, performance, security, observability, cost. We build software that runs in both on-premises and in the Cloud. We significantly contribute to open source Apache Kafka deployed in production environments by several organizations' in the world.
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 start-up environment
What We're Looking For:
- Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development
- Experience building and operating large-scale systems
- Solid understanding of basic systems operations (disk, network, operating systems, etc)
- Experience running production services in cloud
- A self starter with the ability to work effectively in teams
- Proficiency in any of these Java, C/ C++, Go, .NET
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar field or equivalent and 4+ years of equivalent work experience
What Gives You An Edge:
- Experience in open-source development, experience using Apache Kafka is a big plus
- Interest in evangelism (giving talks at tech conferences, writing blog posts evangelizing Kafka)
- Experience working on databases or data storage.
- Solid experience working with large public clouds
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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